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Senate Approves Gas Tax Suspension

May 27, 2022

Michigan’s tax on gasoline and diesel fuel would be suspended for three months under legislation passed by the Senate this week. Currently, Michigan imposes a 27.2 cents per gallon excise tax on gasoline and diesel fuel, and the price of both fuels are subject to the state’s 6% sales and use taxes. The bill introduced […]

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Senate Passes Bill Improving Student Mental Health Care

May 27, 2022

Legislation incentivizing school counselors, school social workers, and school psychologists to continue working within school systems was unanimously passed by the Senate this week. The bill, introduced by Senator Curt VanderWall (R-Ludington), establishes the Student Mental Health Apprenticeship for Retention and Training (SMART) program. It provides school counselors, school social workers, and school psychologists substantial […]

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House Approves of Changes to Foster Care and Adoption System

May 27, 2022

This week, the House voted in favor of several recommendations from the House Adoption and Foster Care Task Force. The bills in the plan would: Establish the Foster Care Improvement Commission to study best practices and make recommendations to improve the state’s child welfare system. Coordinate training for attorneys involved in child welfare proceedings. Work […]

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Governor Proposes Tutoring Plan

May 27, 2022

Michigan would utilize $280 million of additional revenue to address unfinished learning under a proposal by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Named the “MI Kids Back on Track,” the tutoring plan would utilize tutoring or other forms of personalized instruction before, after, or during school to help students catch up and get on track after a tough […]

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Michigan Awarded Small Business Support Funding

May 27, 2022

Michigan has been approved for up to $236 million in State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) Funding from the U.S. Department of Treasury, one of only five states to receive funding through this round of awards. The funding is designed to increase the availability of capital to small businesses through loans and equity investments that […]

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Looking Ahead to the Week of May 28 – June 3, 2022

May 27, 2022

In observance of Memorial Day, the MLC office will be closed on Monday, May 30. The House and Senate are scheduled to hold their typical Tuesday – Thursday session schedule, however, they are not expected to hold committee hearings or floor votes. The annual Detroit Chamber Mackinac Policy Conference will be held May 31 – […]

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Primary Election Overview: 29th House District

May 26, 2022

Through the primary election on August 2 on the MLC Blog we will highlight races for which the primary is the key race due to the voter base.  Candidate’s website and professional information is listed when available. District Overview The 29th House District is located in southeast Michigan, containing portions of Monroe and Wayne Counties. […]

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Primary Election Overview: 28th House District

May 25, 2022

Through the primary election on August 2 on the MLC Blog we will highlight races for which the primary is the key race due to the voter base.  Candidate’s website and professional information is listed when available. District Overview The 28th House District is located in southeast Michigan, including portions of Monroe and Wayne Counties, […]

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