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Primary Election Overview: 78th House District

Jun 28, 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 78th House District includes portions of Barry, Eaton, Ionia, and Kent Counties. Commentary This seat […]

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Five Things We’re Reading

Jun 28, 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. Study Suggests American’s Primary Election System Ripe for Reform – Since primaries aren’t mentioned in the U.S. Constitution, they would be easier to change; a recent […]

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Last Week on the MLC Blog

Jun 27, 2022

MLC lobbyist Monica Martinez shares why you should choose the MLC family of professionals. A look at the primary race in the 68th House District in Genesee and Oakland counties. An overview of the primary race in the 77th House District in mid-Michigan. The Michigan Task Force on Women in Sports released their final report, […]

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Women in Sports Task Force Releases Final Report

Jun 24, 2022

This week, the Michigan Task Force on Women in Sports released their final report, outlining ways that all sectors could support women and girls in sports. The Task Force, chaired by Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, was created by Governor Gretchen Whitmer through executive order in 2019. The proposals centered around three key areas: Modernizing […]

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State Monthly Revenue Declines

Jun 24, 2022

Last month, major tax revenue earmarked for the general fund and school aid fund declined 8.9% from the May 2021 level. However, the $2.6 billion May 2022 collections were $93.5 million higher than previously estimated. Collections to the General Fund were $135.1 million more than previously projected, while collections to the School Aid Fund came […]

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Oversight Committee Reports Changes to Emergency Powers

Jun 24, 2022

Emergency powers used by the executive office would be changed under a package reported by the House Oversight Committee this week. According to committee chair Representative Steve Johnson (R-Wayland), the proposal would set reasonable timeframes, ensure transparency, deliver greater accountability, and clarify law. One of the major changes would limit emergency orders, emergency powers, and […]

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Senate Approves of Changes to Trademark Laws

Jun 24, 2022

Legislation updating Michigan’s trademark laws was passed by the Senate this week. Introduced by Senator Mark Huizenga (R-Walker), the bill amends the trademark statute to update and clarify the definition of the term “trademark.” It also removes the prohibition on trademarking a trade name in its entirety.  “This reform is designed to help Michigan businesses […]

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Looking Ahead to the Week of June 25 – July 1, 2022

Jun 24, 2022

The House and Senate are scheduled to hold session on Thursday, possibly the final session day before summer recess.

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