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Five Things We’re Reading

Nov 30, 2021

Below are some of the articles that the MLC lobby team has been reading this past week. We hope you find them as interesting and useful as we do. How to Destroy A Democracy – When does a democracy turn from what it’s intended to be, into a mob? Online Hate Speech Rose 20% During […]

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Five Things We’re Reading

Nov 23, 2021

Below are some of the articles that the MLC lobby team has been reading this past week. We hope you find them as interesting and useful as we do. Gigabit Broadband: Internet Seen as Top Homebuyer Priority – The attributes of a home are taking a back seat to internet speed for homebuyers. New Arizona […]

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Last Week on the MLC Blog

Nov 22, 2021

Kathryn Summers was selected as the next director of the nonpartisan Senate Fiscal Agency. Due to the increasing rise of COVID-19 in Michigan, the Department of Health and Human Services is issuing a face mask advisory. Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate last month declined by two-tenths of a percentage point to 6.1%. Governor Gretchen Whitmer […]

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Senate Fiscal Agency Director Named

Nov 19, 2021

Kathryn Summers has been selected as the next director of the nonpartisan Senate Fiscal Agency (SFA). She brings nearly 25 years of experience working for the Senate and House fiscal agencies, and has served as associate director of the SFA since 2006. Ms. Summers received her master’s degree from Michigan State University and her undergraduate […]

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State Issuing Face Mask Advisory

Nov 19, 2021

Due to the increasing rise of COVID-19 in Michigan, the Department of Health and Human Services will be issuing a face mask advisory. The department is recommending that everyone over the age of two should wear a face mask at indoor gatherings regardless of their vaccination status. This is especially important as the state heads […]

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October Unemployment Rate Declines

Nov 19, 2021

Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate last month declined by two-tenths of a percentage point to 6.1%. Total employment for the month edged up by 6,000, while unemployment moved down by 7,000. Additional aspects of the monthly report include: Last month, Michigan recorded the second highest monthly job advance during 2021 On a percentage basis, the […]

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Governor Proposes MI Clean Water Expansion

Nov 19, 2021

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is calling for a $300 million expansion of the MI Clean Water Plan, using Federal American Rescue Plan dollars. This builds upon her previously announced $200 million expansion to replace lead service lines statewide. Between these two expansions and previous announcements, Governor Whitmer has proposed spending $885 million to build up water […]

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NextCycle Michigan Accepting Applications

Nov 19, 2021

NextCycle Michigan, an initiative of the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, is accepting applications for three Innovation Challenge tracks. The initiative leverages public and private sector assistance, along with investment across six Innovation Challenge Tracks, to accelerate Michigan’s recycling and waste recovery system. The three tracks accepting applications are: Intergovernmental Initiatives and Public-Private […]

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