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Governor Signs Criminal Justice Reform Package

Oct 16, 2020

This week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a bipartisan bill package reforming the state’s criminal expungement laws. Under the new laws, a person can have a marijuana offense set aside if it would not have been a crime if committed after December 6, 2018 when recreational marijuana use by adults became legal in Michigan. Additionally, it […]

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Secretary of State Bans Open Carry at Voting Locations

Oct 16, 2020

Today, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson issued direction to local election clerks statewide clarifying that the open carry of firearms on Election Day in polling places, clerk’s offices, and absent voter counting boards is prohibited on November 3. Attorney General Dana Nessel and Michigan State Police Director Col. Joe Gasper are working with the Secretary […]

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2020 Statewide Ballot Proposals

Oct 16, 2020

Next month, Michigan voters will vote on two ballot proposals during the general election. Each proposal will need a majority of voters to approve in order to become law. Proposal 20-1 would change how future oil and has revenue is disposed and what it can be used for. For an overview of the proposal by […]

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McDonald’s HACER National Scholarship

Oct 16, 2020

Created to provide educational opportunities for Hispanic students and motivate them to pursue higher education, the McDonald’s HACER National Scholarship has awarded more than $31.5 million in scholarships, to-date, and helped 17,060 students since its founding in 1985. It is one of the largest programs committed to college scholarships and resources for Hispanics, awarding a […]

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Looking Ahead to the Week of October 17 – 23, 2020

Oct 16, 2020

The House and Senate are scheduled to hold session on Wednesday, October 21. MLC’s client exclusive election briefing will be held on Wednesday, October 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. For more information, please contact MLC. A presidential debate is scheduled for Thursday, October 22 at 9 p.m.

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General Election Overview: 23rd House District

Oct 15, 2020

Through the general election on November 3, the MLC Blog will be highlighting races generally considered swing seats, ones either party could win because of the voter base.  Candidate’s website and professional information is listed when available. District Overview The 23rd House District is located in Wayne County. It includes Brownstown, Grosse Ille, and Huron […]

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The Way We’ve Always Done It …

Oct 14, 2020

Over the past several years, I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to manage small departments of an organization and I’ve been tasked with leading an organization.  Obviously, that included managing people along the way.  In each role that I’ve had over the years, I’ve been asked to be a change agent – to shake up […]

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Five Things We’re Reading

Oct 13, 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. The New Residency Schemes Inviting Workers Abroad – During the pandemic, many countries are taking advantage of people working from home and enticing them to relocate. […]

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