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Governor Signs Supplemental Funding

Apr 03, 2020

This week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a $150 million a supplemental appropriations bill for the current FY. The legislation, initially passed by the House and Senate a couple of weeks ago, provided funds for a wide swath of programs, including some that the governor had vetoed out of the FY19-20 budget last fall. However, since […]

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K-12 Schools to Remain Closed

Apr 03, 2020

On Thursday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced what many were anticipating, that K-12 schools would remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. In her Executive Order, she also addressed many of the lingering questions. Including that high school seniors will be given the opportunity to graduate this year and how schools will move […]

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Senator Calls for Delaying May Election

Apr 03, 2020

Former Secretary of State, Senator Ruth Johnson (R-Holly) sent a letter to Governor Gretchen Whitmer this week urging her to postpone the May 5 election and combine it with the August election. She feels this will give clerks enough time to prepare and it will protect election workers and the public. Her letter was in […]

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month in Michigan

Apr 03, 2020

In recognition of Alcohol Awareness Month, the Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) urged Michigan residents to practice moderation. “During this time of coronavirus be careful of excessive drinking because it can compromise a person’s immune system,” said MLCC Chair Pat Gagliardi. As quarantines have swept the country, sales have also seen a sharp increase. During […]

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Looking Ahead to the Week of April 4 – 10, 2020

Apr 03, 2020

The House and Senate are scheduled to hold session on Tuesday, April 7.

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Finding Opportunity in the Midst of a Crisis

Apr 01, 2020

In the 2004 movie “Miracle”, which chronicled the 1980 USA Olympic Hockey Team that beat the Soviet Union, there is a scene where USA hockey coach Herb Brooks addresses his team before their game with the Russians. Coach Brooks starts his speech to the team by saying, “Great moments are born out of great opportunity”. […]

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Five Things We’re Reading

Mar 31, 2020

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. Kinsa’s Fever Map Could Show Just How Crucial It Is to Stay Home to Stop COVID-19 – The smart thermometer maker has been working on predictive […]

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Last Week on the MLC Blog

Mar 30, 2020

What’s an efficient way to begin the procurement bid process? In his latest post, MLC lobbyist and procurement consultant Tony Des Chenes provided insight on where your effort should start. The economic impact from COVID-19 is already being felt from the Federal government, to local governments, to the pocketbooks of families across the country. House […]

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