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Legislature Passes Large Supplemental

Sep 30, 2022

On Wednesday, the House and Senate approved of over one billion dollars in supplemental funding, with the goal of making meaningful investments in economic development, education, and public safety. Appropriations within the supplemental include: $846 million will go to the Strategic Outreach and Attraction Reserve (SOAR) fund, distributed in the following two ways: A $496 […]

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Legislature Approves Voting Reforms

Sep 30, 2022

Local clerks will be given a 48-hour window to preprocess ballots this November under legislation approved this week. A similar change was enacted prior to the 2020 election due to the pandemic, however, it only applied to that election. Since then, local clerks have been advocating for additional time to preprocess absentee ballots, especially given […]

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Changes Made to House Appropriations Committee Membership

Sep 30, 2022

A few changes were made this week to the membership of the House Appropriations Committee. Most notable, Representative Thomas Albert (R-Lowell) resigned as chairman of the committee. Speaker Jason Wentworth announced that vice chair, Representative Mary Whiteford (R-Casco Twp.) would step into the role of chair. She is serving her third and final term in the […]

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Ballot Proposal Language Approved

Sep 30, 2022

The Board of State Canvassers approved the ballot language for the three ballot proposals that will be before Michigan voters this November. The language is as follows: Proposal 22-1 A proposal to amend the state constitution to require annual public financial disclosure reports by legislators and other state officers and change state legislator term limit […]

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Looking Ahead to the Week of October 1 – 7, 2022

Sep 30, 2022

The House and Senate are not scheduled to hold session.

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General Election Overview: 27th House District

Sep 29, 2022

Through the general election on November 3, 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 Overview The 27th House District is located in Wayne County and includes Gibraltar, Riverview, Trenton, Wyandotte, Grosse […]

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General Election Overview: 22nd House District

Sep 28, 2022

Through the general election on November 3, 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 Overview The 22nd House District is located in Wayne County and includes Plymouth and portions of Livonia, […]

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Five Things We’re Reading

Sep 27, 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. How to Use Digital Health Data to Improve Outcomes – Why should we use the vast amount of health data available to improve quality? Why A […]

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