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Five Things We’re Reading

Aug 22, 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. The Agonizing, 8-page Memo on How to Chauffeur a Congressman – Oh, please! A Japanese Doctor Who Studied Longevity-and Lived to 105-Said If You Must Retire, […]

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Old and Interesting Michigan Laws You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Aug 22, 2017

Did you know that the last Sunday in June every year is declared “log cabin day”? Check out these interesting laws that have been on the books for decades!

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What If Michigan Had A Part-Time Legislature?

Aug 22, 2017

By now, you’ve heard about Lt. Gov. Brian Calley’s campaign petitioning for an amendment on the 2018 ballot to give Michigan a part-time legislature.

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The “Know-Knows” of Procurement

Aug 22, 2017

Here’s what you need to know to avoid the no-no’s of procurement:

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Last Week on the MLC Blog

Aug 21, 2017

Supporters are moving forward with a proposed constitutional amendment to create an Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission. Michigan’s unemployment rate fell in July, as did the unemployment rate in the Detroit-Warren-Dearborn market. Several local counties put their new voting equipment to the test during the primary election earlier this month, with great success. The Michigan CARES […]

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Constitutional Amendment Cleared for Signatures

Aug 18, 2017

On Thursday, the Board of State Canvassers gave their approval as to the form of a petition seeking to amend the state constitution and create an Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission.  Federal law requires states to redraw district maps every ten years after the latest census occurs.  Currently in Michigan, the task of redrawing the districts […]

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July Unemployment Rate Declines

Aug 18, 2017

Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in July declined from the prior month by one-tenth of a percentage point to 3.7%.  Total employment for the month declined by 18,000 and the number of unemployed declined by 7,000, making July the third consecutive month that the state’s workforce has been reduced.  While the month-to-month decline was marginal, […]

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New Voting Equipment Successfully Used

Aug 18, 2017

Last Tuesday, new voting equipment was put to the test during local elections held throughout the state.  In all, sixty-three jurisdictions in the state used the new equipment last week.  Many local clerks expressed their pleasure with the new equipment and stated election day went off without a hitch.   The new system uses digital optical […]

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