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Jun 14, 2021

Utilizing one-time Federal Funding, Senator Wayne Schmidt introduced legislation that would provide funds to repair every severe bridge in the state. Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order creating the Task Force on Juvenile Justice Reform, chaired by Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist. The House passed a package of legislation reforming ethics and transparency laws for […]

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Jun 07, 2021

The Senate Elections Committee reported a package of bills making reforms to voting laws in Michigan. The House passed legislation prohibiting a state agency or local government from issuing documentation certifying an individual has received the COVID-19 vaccine. Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Directive 2021-02, which aims to make high-speed internet access more affordable and […]

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May 24, 2021

In his latest blog post, MLC lobbyist Matt Sowash explained how a legislator turns an idea into a bill they can introduce. State revenue collections continue to outperform economic metrics, leading to additional money available as the legislature and governor work to finalize the budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency is […]

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May 17, 2021

After more than a year, fully vaccinated individuals are no longer be required to wear a mask indoors under an updated epidemic order issued by the Department of Health and Human Services. The House and Senate passed their respective versions of the state budget bills for the upcoming 2022 Fiscal Year, moving the state one […]

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May 11, 2021

MLC lobbyist Craig Ryan put together a budget document outlining the estimated dates for each step in the process of completing the upcoming fiscal year state budget. The House and Senate Appropriations Committees reported budgets bills as the legislature continues to work to complete budgets for the upcoming 2021-2022 Fiscal Year. Legislation that would exempt […]

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Apr 26, 2021

House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees began reporting the budget bills within their purview. House Speaker Jason Wentworth and House Democratic Leader Donna Lasinski announced a series of reforms their caucuses are working on collaboratively that would make changes to state ethics and transparency laws. Through executive order, Governor Gretchen Whitmer created a council to facilitate, […]

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Apr 19, 2021

In his latest blog post, MLC lobbyist Michael Griffie shared how he approaches the defining moments in his life and uses them to grow into a better, stronger person. Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced her funding priorities as the state readies for more than $18 billion in federal funding available through the American Rescue Plan Act. […]

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Apr 12, 2021

Given the massive rise in case numbers, positivity rates, and hospitalizations Governor Gretchen Whitmer called on Michigan residents to take steps to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order creating a task force to review the state of forensic science in Michigan and provide policy recommendations. The U.S. Department […]

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