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FY 2017-18 State Budget Approved, Additional Spending Added

Jun 23, 2017

This week, the House and Senate gave their approval for the two omnibus budgets providing appropriations for the upcoming 2017-2018 Fiscal Year.  Over the past few weeks there have been questions if the budgets would be completed prior to the end of June, but ultimately the legislature was successful in meeting their self-imposed deadline of […]

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Legislature Approves Changes to Teacher’s Retirement

Jun 23, 2017

This week, the House voted to approve a Senate bill that would make changes to the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System (MPSERS).  The plan will close the current hybrid plan and enroll school employees hired after February 1, 2018, into a new defined contribution retirement plan.  All employees would have the change to opt […]

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Ballot Proposal to Move Forward Without Formal Approval

Jun 23, 2017

This week a ballot proposal seeking to amend the state constitution to enact a part-time legislature was before the State Board of Canvassers for approval.  However, prior to the board taking a vote, Lt. Governor Brian Calley, who is the proposals lead proponent, voiced concerns that one of the four-members has a conflict of interest […]

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The State of the Great Lakes is “Steady”

Jun 23, 2017

This week, the State of the Great Lakes 2017 highlights report was released by the Governments of the United States and Canada.  The report finds the lakes are fair and unchanging and despite recent actions taken to protect the lakes, there remains work to be done.  The two countries have a partnership based on the […]

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Governor Makes Recommendation for MEDC Chief

Jun 23, 2017

On Thursday, Governor Rick Snyder announced he is recommending Jeff Mason to lead the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) following Steve Arwood’s departure.  Mr. Arwood announced last month that he would be stepping down from the job on June 30.  The MEDC CEO is charged with implementing and executive MEDC’s core mission of business development […]

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Looking Ahead to the Week of June 24 – 30, 2017

Jun 23, 2017

The Senate has scheduled session for Wednesday, June 28. The House is beginning their summer recess.  Their next session day is set for July 12.  MLC offices will be closed on July 3 -4 in observance of Independence Day.

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Five Things We’re Reading

Jun 20, 2017

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. What Does Whole Foods Get from Amazon? Alexa, for Starters – Political pundits can make a career and endless TV appearances from speculating why politicians or caucuses […]

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Last Week on the MLC Blog

Jun 19, 2017

The House and Senate passed legislation changing the public school employee’s retirement system, something that has been quite controversial. While the unemployment rate declined last month, the labor force numbers also decreased. The Senate is moving legislation that would make changes to how the state awards contracts to private companies. Bipartisan legislation was introduced outlining […]

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