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It’s Almost 2019, Is Your Business Ready?

Dec 12, 2018

We are in the home stretch of 2018 and you might be thinking to yourself, was this a good year or a bad year?  Don’t think about it, those days are behind you, it is time to look forward and see what the new year will bring.  As you look at your business, there are […]

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Five Things We’re Reading

Dec 11, 2018

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. Helping Remote Workers Avoid Loneliness and Burnout – While working remotely can increase job satisfaction, there is also a downside to working away from the office. […]

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Last Week on the MLC Blog

Dec 10, 2018

Once voters approve a ballot proposal it takes some time for it to become effective, change isn’t immediate. In her latest post, MLC lobbyist Cami Pendell shared what happens between a favorable vote on election day and when a proposal becomes law. The Senate moved forward with legislation amending two of the citizens’ initiatives passed […]

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Amendments to Citizens’ Initiatives Moves Forward

Dec 07, 2018

This week the Senate move forward with legislation that would amend two of the citizens’ initiatives passed by Michigan’s voters in last month’s general election. “Although they were voted into law by residents on the ballot, the legislature can follow their process to amend the law; needing a majority approval in both chambers and the […]

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Controversial Campaign Finance Legislation Passed

Dec 07, 2018

On Thursday, the Senate passed a five-bill package creating an independent commission charged with campaign finance oversight. Currently, the Secretary of State provides the oversight. Controversy has surround the package as those opposed see this as a way for a Republican-led legislature to remove powers from the Secretary of State, who come January will be […]

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House Approves Court Intervention Legislation

Dec 07, 2018

This week, the House passed legislation introduced by Representative Rob VerHeulen (R-Walker) allowing the legislature to intervene in state court cases when they feel it’s necessary to protect a right or interest of the state. The bill allows for intervention in any state court, during any stage of the proceeding, and applies to all matters […]

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Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Time Changes Headed to the Governor

Dec 07, 2018

This week the House passed, and the Senate approved, changes to Michigan’s minimum wage and paid sick time laws. The two citizens’ initiatives were headed for the ballot when the legislature voted to approve of both earlier this fall. If they hadn’t acted the two initiatives would have been placed on the General Election ballot. […]

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Looking Ahead to the Week of December 8 – 14, 2018

Dec 07, 2018

The House and Senate are scheduled to hold their typical Tuesday – Thursday session schedule.

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