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Last Week on the MLC Blog

Jun 24, 2019

In his latest blog post, MLC lobbyist Tony Des Chenes explored the theories behind how the seventh-inning stretch in baseball started. The House Tax Policy Committee reported legislation that would put into law the mandate that online sellers collect the 6% state sales tax on all purchases. The May 2019 unemployment rate increased slightly to […]

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Committee Reports Mandated Online Sales Tax Collection

Jun 21, 2019

The House Tax Policy Committee reported legislation that would put into law the mandate that online sellers collect the 6% state sales tax on all purchases. This proposal would codify into law the state practice that began in October 2018, following the U.S. Supreme Court decision, commonly known as the Wayfair ruling. Under the legislation, […]

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May Unemployment Rate Increases

Jun 21, 2019

Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May 2019 increased by one-tenth of a percentage point to 4.2%. During the month total employment was unchanged, while the number of unemployed moved up by 5,000. Last months’ rate was six-tenths higher than the national rate of 3.6%. In the Detroit-Warren-Dearborn Metropolitan Statistical Area, the unemployment rate increased […]

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Governor Creates Task Force on Women in Sports

Jun 21, 2019

In the hopes of developing strategies that support and promote opportunities in Michigan for girls and women in sports, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order creating a task force to help accomplish that goal. The Task Force on Women in Sports will be housed within the Department of State and chaired by Secretary of […]

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Resolution Reforming Lame Duck Introduced

Jun 21, 2019

In a change to current law, one legislator is seeking to reform the voting process during lame-duck. Introduced by Representative Lori Stone (D-Warren), House Joint Resolution L, would increase the threshold for passing legislation from the current simple majority to a two-thirds majority for any piece of legislation introduced during lame duck. Every two years, […]

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Looking Ahead to the Week of June 22 – 28, 2019

Jun 21, 2019

The Senate is scheduled to hold session Tuesday – Thursday. While the House is tentatively scheduled to hold session on Wednesday, June 26.

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The Seventh-Inning Stretch

Jun 19, 2019

It’s summer, or at least that’s what the calendar says.  Summer is when many of us head to the ball park to catch a baseball game.  Baseball has a tradition, unlike no other major sport in America, called the “seventh-inning stretch”.  Of the other three major sports; football and basketball have halftimes, while hockey has […]

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Five Things We’re Reading

Jun 18, 2019

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 World’s Largest Ocean Cleanup Has Officially Begun – A massive project has started to clean up the 1.8 trillion pieces of trash in our oceans. […]

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