Lansing Update

Lansing Update publishes on Fridays when the Michigan Legislature is in session and chronicles legislative activity of interest to Michigan Catholic Conference. Join the Catholic Advocacy Network to receive Lansing Update in your inbox.

    June 26, 2009

    Legislature Adjourns for July 4th Holiday as Budget Bills Head to Conference; Conscience Prohibition, Contraceptive Mandate Bills Introduced; Package of Bills to Reform Failing Schools Moves to Senate.

    May 22, 2009

    Legislation Seeking to Expand Health Care Coverage in Michigan Introduced; Committee Likely to Vote on Juvenile Life Without Parole Bills Next Week; Campaign for Justice Holds 2nd Annual Public Defense Conference.

    May 8, 2009

    Safety Net Slashed as Legislature Eliminates $1.3 Billion Deficit; Conference Testifies in Support of Juvenile Life Without Parole Changes; House Education Committee Takes Up “School Turnaround Plan” Bills.

    April 3, 2009

    2009–10 Budget Bills Begin to Move; House Committee Continues to Hear Testimony on Smoking Ban; Utility Shut-Off Protection Bills Move on to Senate.

    March 27, 2009

    MCC Appointed to Michigan Low-Income Energy Assistance Task Force; Utility Shut-Off Protection Bills Move on to Full House; Higher Education Budget Advances with Tuition Grant Secure; Time Winding Down for Public Comments on HHS Conscience Rescission.

    March 13, 2009

    Catholic Conference Comments on Embryo Research Executive Order; House Creates Subcommittee on Indigent Defense; Catholic Conference Questions U.S. Senators’ Commitments to Education.

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