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MLC President Elected to Leadership Role in National Association

Sep 13, 2019

The National Association of State Lobbyists (NASL) just concluded its annual conference, and MLC’s Tim Ward and Brendan Ringlever attended as the organization’s Michigan members. NASL’s mission and focus is ethics and the professional development of its members as state lobbyists. This year’s conference saw Tim, who was already a board member, elected to Secretary […]

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Legislation Expanding Expungement Laws Introduced

Sep 13, 2019

A bipartisan package was announced that would expand the state’s expungement laws, with the hopes of providing a fresh start to thousands of residents. Current law allows people with certain convictions to petition for the expungement of one felony or two misdemeanors after being free of contact from the court system for a minimum of […]

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Why Is the 2020 Census Critical?

Sep 13, 2019

It is vital that every person living in Michigan is counted during the 2020 Census, that was the key message at a forum held this week. Hosted by the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research, it featured four speakers who all highlighted that same key message. One of the top reasons for an accurate […]

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House Dems Urge Federal Action Protecting the Great Lakes Region

Sep 13, 2019

Members of the House Democratic Caucus introduced six resolutions urging the federal government to take action to protect the health, economy, and ecology of the Great Lakes region. The resolutions in the package reflect the core platforms of the Great Lakes 2020 Agenda. The provisions call for: Immediate action to address PFAS contamination Larger investment […]

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Legislation Passed Targeting Underserved Healthcare Areas

Sep 13, 2019

As the need for healthcare providers in certain areas continues to grow, the Senate passed legislation that would provide incentives in the hopes of increasing access. Introduced by Senator Curt VanderWall (R-Ludington), if a health provider agrees to a term of service of 10 years or more in a health resource shortage area, the maximum […]

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Great Lakes Conference Announced

Sep 13, 2019

Next month, the first-ever regional Great Lakes Environmental Remediation and Redevelopment Conference will be held in Lansing. Hosted by the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), the event will bring together over 500 environmental professionals from around the Great Lakes region. They will hear from experts and share information about remediation, emerging contaminants, […]

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Looking Ahead to the Week of September 14 – 20, 2019

Sep 13, 2019

The House and Senate are scheduled to hold their typical Tuesday – Thursday session schedule. On Friday, September 20, the U.P. Energy Task Force is meeting in Hancock. The meeting will take place from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and includes public comment. For more information, please visit Michigan.gov/UPEnergyTaskForce.

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A Walk Like No Other

Sep 12, 2019

The annual Labor Day Walk across the Mackinac Bridge is a tradition that began 62-years ago.  The walk started in late June 1958, during the Mackinac Bridge dedication ceremony, led by then Governor G. Mennen Williams.  That first walk, only 68 people participated, but over the years it has grown to as many as 85,000 […]

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