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Last Week on the MLC Blog

Apr 23, 2018

While serving for decades in Congress isn’t unheard of, serving as Speaker for more than six years is quite rare. MLC lobbyist Brendan Ringlever tells us why Speaker of the House only feels like a lifetime appointment. The Senate voted to create a work or school requirement for recipients of Medicaid, with a few exceptions. […]

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Senate Votes to Create Medicaid Work Requirement

Apr 20, 2018

On Thursday, the Senate voted on nearly partisan lines to create a work requirement for Michigan residents receiving Medicaid, under certain circumstances. The legislation would require adults between the ages of 19 – 64 who are receiving Medicaid health benefits to work, receive job training, or go to school (or a combination of any of […]

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Governor Heads to Europe

Apr 20, 2018

Governor Rick Snyder is leading an eight-day investment mission to Europe, focusing on attracting job-creating business investments and promoting Michigan’s strength in the automotive, mobility, and tourism sectors. He left for the mission on April 18 and will travel throughout Europe through April 25. “Throughout his eight years, Governor Snyder has made economic development and […]

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Budgets Continue to Move Forward

Apr 20, 2018

This week, the House Appropriation Committee and a some of the Senate Appropriation Subcommittees reported their budgets for the upcoming 2018-2019 Fiscal Year. Below are highlights of the budgets as of today: Senate An additional $10 million for local public health departments $5 million in General Fund dollars to improve rural access to primary care […]

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Michigan Democratic Party Holds Convention

Apr 20, 2018

Last Sunday, the Michigan Democratic Party held their endorsement convention for statewide offices up for election this year. While the candidates selected won’t officially be their party’s nominee until the party’s convention in August, this shows a strong vote of confidence in those chosen. Attorney General – Dana Nessel is the managing partner of Nessel […]

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Looking Ahead to the Week of April 21 – 27, 2018

Apr 20, 2018

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

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Speaker of the House Only Feels Like a Lifetime Appointment

Apr 18, 2018

The role of Speaker of the House, whether in the U.S. Capitol or in your state Capitol conjures up the image of power and longevity.  Heck, once you get the job, why would you let go? Serving as the leader of the people’s chamber, and second in line of presidential and governor succession, is the […]

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Five Things We’re Reading

Apr 17, 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. 6 Months Ago He Looked Like This. Monday He Will Run the Boston Marathon – Not only did this man set out to do something incredible, […]

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