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Five Things We’re Reading

Nov 24, 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. Target Sales Just Shocked Wall Street – Here’s How CEO Brian Cornell Did It – Many businesses have been struggling during the pandemic, but Target has […]

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Last Week on the MLC Blog

Nov 23, 2020

In his latest blog post, MLC lobbyist Craig Ryan explored how sometimes a seemingly small aspect in our life can create ripples throughout our world. Earlier this month, the House Democratic and Republican caucuses selected their leadership teams for the upcoming 2021-2022 legislative session. The American Beverage Association has selected Recycle Ann Arbor to receive […]

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Who Are the Incoming House Leaders?

Nov 20, 2020

Earlier this month, the House Democratic and Republican caucuses selected their leadership teams for the upcoming 2021-2022 legislative session. Leaders are critical to the process and are often the driving forces behind major policy in the state. The leadership teams will work closely with leadership in the Senate, and with Governor Whitmer and her team, […]

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Ann Arbor Receives Recycling Investment

Nov 20, 2020

The American Beverage Association has selected Recycle Ann Arbor to receive an investment under its Every Bottle Back initiative. The initiative is an effort to reduce the industry’s use of new plastic and keep bottles out of the environment. The investment will help Ann Arbor rebuild and reopen the city’s Materials Recovery Facility, which has […]

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Speaker-Elect Announces Two Temporary Committees

Nov 20, 2020

Speaker-Elect Jason Wentworth (R-Clare) appointed two new temporary committees that will serve over the next two to three months. The first is the Committee of Committees, which will work with both incoming and returning representatives to determine the best fit for committee assignments in the new legislative term beginning in January. It will be co-chaired […]

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Incoming House Appropriations Chair Named

Nov 20, 2020

Beginning in January, Representative Thomas Albert (R-Lowell) will serve as chair of the House Appropriations Committee. He was appointed as chair by Speaker-elect Representative Jason Wentworth (R-Clare).  Representative Albert is entering his third term in office. He currently serves on the House Appropriations Committee, serving as chair of the Corrections Subcommittee, and is a member […]

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Looking Ahead to the Weeks of November 21 – December 4, 2020

Nov 20, 2020

The MLC offices will be closed on November 26 & 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The House and Senate are scheduled to hold session December 1 -3.

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Two Degrees Can Make All the Difference

Nov 18, 2020

I recently read an article about a plane crash that occurred in 1979.  I was quite young at the time of the incident and I don’t remember when it happened, but it wasn’t the tragedy that grabbed my attention.  It wasn’t the “WHAT?,” it was the “WHY?” that intrigued me. Air New Zealand had started […]

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