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Unemployment Rate Returns to Downward Trajectory

Aug 19, 2022

Michigan’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate continues to decline from the pandemic-high, dropping to 4.2% in July. Statewide employment during the month increased by 8,000, while the unemployment was reduced by 5,000.  Prior to last month, the monthly rate remained steady for three months after several months of decline. July 2022’s rate was 2% lower than […]

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Governor Proposes Pause on Sales Tax on School Supplies

Aug 19, 2022

As part of her MI Back to School Plan, Governor Gretchen Whitmer called for a suspension of the Michigan sales tax on school supplies. The proposal seeks to save families money, help educators save on classroom expenses, and equip students with the tools they need for school. According to a recent report, rising costs will […]

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Bipartisan Firearm Safety Package Introduced

Aug 19, 2022

On Wednesday, a four-bill package was introduced aimed at encouraging gun owners to follow safe practices by incentivizing training and secure weapon storage. Two of the bills focus on establishing additional defenses against criminal and civil liability for gun owners. Representative Mark Tisdel’s (R-Rochester Hills) legislation would allow secure storage of a legally obtained and […]

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Governor Makes Appointments to Economic Committee

Aug 19, 2022

Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced two appointments to the Michigan Economic Development Corp (MEDC) Executive Committee. The committee provides policy direction and guidance to the MEDC regarding economic development programs and initiatives, approves the corporate budget, and appoints the chief executive officer. They support the MEDC through governance, support to enable results-based action, and advocacy for the […]

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Looking Ahead to the Week of August 20 – 26, 2022

Aug 19, 2022

The Michigan Democratic Party is holding their 2022 State Nominating Convention on August 20 – 21 in Lansing. At the convention, the party will nominate Democratic candidates for Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, two candidates for the Supreme Court, two candidates for the Board of Education, and candidates for state university boards. For […]

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General Election Overview: 3rd U.S. House District

Aug 17, 2022

Through the general election on November 8, the MLC Blog will be highlighting races generally considered swing seats, ones either party could win because of the voter base.  Candidate’s website and professional information is listed when available. District The 3rd Congressional District is located in the west side of Michigan and includes portions of Kent, […]

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Five Things We’re Reading

Aug 16, 2022

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. Searing Heat Spotlights West’s Long-Term Water Woes – Relentless drought and high temperatures are causing massive negative impacts throughout western states. How to Get Your Team […]

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Looking Ahead to the Week of August 13 – 19, 2022

Aug 12, 2022

The House and Senate are scheduled to hold session on Wednesday, August 17, however no votes are scheduled. The Board of State Canvassers will meet on Friday, August 19 in Lansing.

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