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U.P. Energy Task Force Sends Plan to Governor

Apr 02, 2021

The U.P. Energy Task Force submitted their plan to Governor Gretchen Whitmer, containing 16 recommendations aimed at improving affordability, enhancing reliability, and promoting energy security for residents of the Upper Peninsula. It includes actions the governor, legislature, and state agencies can take to alter the region’s energy landscape.  Recommendations in the report include: Encourage electric […]

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Area Codes to Be Required for All Calls in Certain Areas

Apr 02, 2021

Telephone users in four Michigan area codes will soon be required to include an area code in every phone call as part of the rollout of a new way to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Beginning April 24, 2021, callers in Michigan’s 616, 810, 906, and 989 area codes should start dialing with 10 […]

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Dashboard Launched Tracking Road Projects

Apr 02, 2021

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) launched a new dashboard allowing the public to track programs under Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Rebuilding Michigan program. The site includes MDOT’s five-year plan, as well as an in-depth look at the governor’s program. An interactive map shows the location, scope, and progress for each project, along with a statewide […]

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Huron Band Announces Latest Revenue Sharing Payment

Apr 02, 2021

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi (NHBP), an MLC client, owners of the FireKeepers Casino Hotel, announced their latest revenue sharing check of $15.6 million to the State of Michigan and the local revenue sharing board. Despite closures and reduced operations due to COVID-19, the tribe made a payment of $10.7 million to the […]

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Looking Ahead to the Week of April 3 – 9, 2021

Apr 02, 2021

The House and Senate are continuing their legislative spring break, neither committees nor session are scheduled during that time.

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Servant Leadership

Mar 31, 2021

I once had a boss that faithfully preached the importance of “servant leadership.” He thought that serving instead of commanding, showing humility instead of brandishing authority, and seeking to enhance the development of his employees in ways that unlock potential and creativity, was the best way to lead.  He sought to lead by example, and […]

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Five Things We’re Reading

Mar 30, 2021

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. 3 Tools to Help Leaders Steady Their Teams During a Transition – Understanding how people process change can help leaders successfully navigate change. One Physics Hack […]

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Last Week on the MLC Blog

Mar 29, 2021

In his latest blog post, MLC lobbyist Matt Sowash shares how legislators utilize their spring break to engage with their communities. The House and Senate moved legislation expanding open records laws to include the legislature and executive office. Members of the Senate Republican caucus introduced a 39-bill package making reforms to the state’s election laws. […]

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