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Legislation Introduced to Combat Coronavirus

Mar 20, 2020

A package of bills was introduced this week by members of the House Democratic caucus addressing several key issues surrounding the coronavirus and its impact on Michigan. The bill sponsors believe the package will take critical steps toward increasing public safety and protecting Michigan residents. The package allows for the creation of a pandemic outbreak […]

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Senate Announces Coalition to Assist Businesses

Mar 20, 2020

Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake) announced the Senate is leading a coalition to address business needs as they deal with the economic impact of the coronavirus, led by Senator Ken Horn (R-Frankenmuth). The goal of the coalition is to organize an approach of immediate recovery needs and long-term sustainable changes for the next time […]

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Representative Sworn into Office

Mar 20, 2020

Newly elected Representative Cynthia Neeley (D-Flint) was sworn into office this week. She won the special election held last week to fill a seat vacated after former Representative Sheldon Neeley was elected Flint Mayor. Prior to joining the House, she owned and operated a salon in Flint. Representative Neeley represents the 34th House District in […]

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Looking Ahead to the Week of March 21 – 27, 2020

Mar 20, 2020

The House and Senate are scheduled to hold session on Wednesday, March 25.

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Using Someone’s Name Radically Changes A Day

Mar 18, 2020

My parents had three girls and me. They gave a lot of thought to the names they gave us and were quite “the enforcers” when it came to what people called us.  Kathleen is the oldest, not Kathy. Pity the person who wanted to shorten her given name or assumed everyone goes by Kathy.  When […]

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Five Things We’re Reading

Mar 17, 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 Trump Presidency Is Over – What is the impact of the Coronavirus on the administration? Trump & Sanders Drove Me to Become a Democrat. Other […]

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Last Week of the MLC Blog

Mar 16, 2020

In his latest post MLC lobbyist Brendan Ringlever shared information on how the Citizen’s Redistricting Commission came to be and the steps the state has taken to fill the commission. After back and forth between the House and the Senate, the chambers approved of legislation providing $312 million in supplemental funding for the current fiscal […]

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Legislature Moves Supplemental Spending

Mar 13, 2020

After back and forth between the House and the Senate, the chambers approved of legislation providing $312 million in supplemental funding for the current fiscal year. The bill provides funding for several of the programs that had their appropriations vetoed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer in 2019. Funding within the legislation includes: $25 million for state […]

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