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Last Week on the MLC Blog

Sep 20, 2021

Stakeholders announced a deal had been reached to finalize the state budget prior to the start of the new fiscal year on October 1, 2021. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate last month declined by a tenth of a percentage point to 4.7%, according to the latest monthly jobs report released last week. House Speaker Jason […]

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State Budget Deal Announced

Sep 17, 2021

Stakeholders announced this week that a deal had been reached to finalize the state budget prior to the start of the new fiscal year on October 1, 2021. Senate Appropriations Chairman Jim Stamas (R-Midland), House Appropriations Chairman Thomas Albert (R-Lowell), and State Budget Director Dave Massaron, jointly announced they’ve come to an agreement to ensure […]

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August Unemployment Rate Declines

Sep 17, 2021

The seasonally adjusted jobless rate last month declined by a tenth of a percentage point to 4.7%. During the month, employment grew by 14,000, while unemployment declined by 3,000. This resulted in a monthly workforce advance of 11,000. During the month, the Detroit-Warren-Dearborn Metropolitan Statistical Area’s seasonally adjusted rate declined by two-tenths of a percentage […]

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New Committee Chair Named

Sep 17, 2021

This week, House Speaker Jason Wentworth (R-Farwell), announced that Representative Pauline Wendzel (R-Watervliet) will serve as the chair of the House Commerce and Tourism Committee, effective immediately. She replaces Representative Steve Marino (R-Harrison Twp.). Representative Wendzel is serving her second term in the House, representing the 79th district located in Berrien County. Additionally, she serves […]

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Senate Committee Reports Bans on Mandates

Sep 17, 2021

Schools wouldn’t be allowed to require masks or vaccines not approved by the FDA under a bill package reported by the Senate Education and Career Readiness Committee this week. Currently, there are guidelines under which a child may request a waiver from a mask requirement. However, under the bills a parent could simply request their […]

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Children’s Trust Fund Auction Set

Sep 17, 2021

The 19th annual Pam Posthumus Signature Live Virtual Auction Event will be held on Tuesday, September 28, at 7 p.m. The event seeks to raise $500,000 in for the Children’s Trust Fund, which provides programming within all 83 counties. Money raised from the auction pays for programs such as food pantries, child development support, adverse […]

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Looking Ahead to the Week of September 18 – 24, 2021

Sep 17, 2021

The House and Senate are scheduled to hold session Tuesday – Thursday, however, September 23 is a tentative day for the Senate. The House and Senate are expected to move the state budget forward, including holding conference committees and  floor votes. The Detroit Regional Chamber is hosting its annual policy conference on Mackinac Island on […]

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Five Things We’re Reading

Sep 14, 2021

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. Former President George W. Bush Speaks at 9/11 Memorial Ceremony – On the 20th anniversary of September 11th, former President Bush delivered remarks, reminding Americans of […]

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