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Last Week on the MLC Blog

Dec 06, 2021

In his latest blog post, MLC lobbyist Matt Sowash shared an insider’s perspective on the impact of redistricting. The House and Senate both passed plans appropriating federal funding. The membership of several House and Senate committees were announced to reflect the changing membership of the chambers. On January 1, 2022, Michigan’s minimum wage will increase […]

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House and Senate Move Funding Proposals

Dec 03, 2021

This week, both the House and Senate passed plans appropriating federal funding. The Senate voted to approve $3.3 billion to preserve and protect the state’s water quality, infrastructure, and natural resources. The bill provides $1 billion to replace lead pipes, $700 million to upgrade local drinking water and wastewater facilities, $100 million in grants to […]

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Committee Membership Changes Announced

Dec 03, 2021

The membership of several House and Senate committees was announced this week to reflect the changing membership of the chambers. In the House, members were added to committees after former Representatives Senator Mark Huizenga (R-Walker) and Senator Doug Wozniak (R-Shelby Township) left following recent elections to the Senate. Representative Sue Allor (R-Wolverine) was appointed to […]

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Michigan’s Minimum Wage Increasing Next Month

Dec 03, 2021

On January 1, 2022, Michigan’s minimum wage will increase from $9.65 to $9.87. This is the next scheduled increase under the Improved Workforce Opportunity Wage Act of 2018. While the Act does prohibit a scheduled increase when the state’s annual average unemployment rate for the proceeding calendar year is above 8.5%, the Michigan Wage and […]

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Governor Signs High-Speed Internet Directive

Dec 03, 2021

In preparation for the federal funds Michigan is expected to receive over the next five years, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an Executive Directive to ready the state in expanding high-speed internet access. It directs state departments and agencies to collaborate with the legislature to work towards lowering costs, while expanding access of reliable high-speed service. […]

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Unvaccinated Residents Driving Surge

Dec 03, 2021

New data shows that the majority of Michigan residents severely sick with COVID-19 are unvaccinated. Based on recent data from most health systems, three out of four COVID patients are unvaccinated, 87% of COVID ICU patients are unvaccinated, and 88% of COVID ventilator patients are unvaccinated. The number of hospitalizations reached a new high in […]

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Looking Ahead to the Week of December 4 – 10, 2021

Dec 03, 2021

The House and Senate are scheduled to hold their typical Tuesday – Thursday session schedule.

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The Impact of Redistricting

Dec 01, 2021

Political junkies across Michigan have been watching hours of public hearings on YouTube by the Independent Redistricting Commission that is redrawing Michigan’s legislative districts. This is the first time the newly created commission has redrawn the lines, after Michigan voters enacted a constitutional amendment changing the process. Many legislators didn’t consider redistricting two or four […]

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