Last Week on the MLC Blog

Last Week on the MLC Blog

Over the past week, we covered these topics on the MLC Blog… The House Labor Committee heard testimony on the new federal rule regarding the classification of independent contractors. Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a series of changes to members of her cabinet...
Hearing Held on Federal Labor Rule

Hearing Held on Federal Labor Rule

This week, the House Labor Committee heard testimony on the new federal rule regarding the classification of independent contractors. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published the final rule on January 10, 2024, and it will take effect nationwide on March 11, 2024....
Governor Announces Cabinet and Staff Changes

Governor Announces Cabinet and Staff Changes

Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a series of changes to members of her cabinet and key staff. Marlon Brown, Director of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs After seven months of serving as acting director of LARA, effective immediately he will be the...
Student Success Grant Program Announced

Student Success Grant Program Announced

The Department of Lifelong Education, Advancement, and Potential (MiLEAP) announced the kickoff of a new $45 million student success initiative. This is the first-ever grant program aimed at increasing student success rates at community and tribal colleges and...
Public Transit Caucus Launched

Public Transit Caucus Launched

Representative Jason Morgan (D-Ann Arbor) and Representative Mike McFall (D-Hazel Park) formed the bipartisan, bicameral Public Transit Caucus with the goal of improving Michigan’s transit infrastructure. Key Points: The first meeting of the caucus was held on...