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Five Things We’re Reading

Jul 02, 2019

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. Wearable Technology Started by Tracking Steps. Soon, It May Allow Your Boss to Track Your Performance – With 80% accuracy, could this new technology transform the […]

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Last Week on the MLC Blog

Jul 01, 2019

In his latest post, MLC lobbyist Matt Sowash explored the history behind the Mackinac Bridge. The Michigan Supreme Court will hear oral arguments regarding the legality of the legislature adopting a ballot initiative, only to amend it shortly thereafter. A statewide educational campaign on what can – and cannot – be recycled began last week. […]

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Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Controversial Adopt and Amend

Jun 28, 2019

The Michigan Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on July 17 regarding the legality of the legislature adopting a ballot initiative, only to amend it shortly thereafter. Specifically, this case deals with the ballot initiatives changing the state’s minimum wage and sick time leave laws, which were headed for the ballot in 2018. As allowable […]

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Campaign on Recycling Education Kicks-Off

Jun 28, 2019

A statewide educational campaign on what can – and cannot – be recycled began this week. Led by the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), the goal of the “Know It Before You Throw It” campaign is to promote awareness of cleaner recycling practices to reduce the amount of contaminated materials improperly going […]

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Public Awareness Campaign on Water Sampling Rules Announced

Jun 28, 2019

A new public awareness campaign has been launched to increase awareness surrounding new Lead and Copper Rule water quality testing under the Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act. Together, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) will work to implement new water sampling rules, while […]

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Statewide Electric Vehicle Charging Network Proposed

Jun 28, 2019

Under a bipartisan package, Michigan would become the first in the nation to establish a statewide charging network for electric vehicles.  Legislators in both chambers, and on both sides of the aisle, came together on the package to help support the growth of electric vehicles in Michigan. The package would: Create the Electric Vehicle Council […]

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Looking Ahead to the Weeks of June 29 – July 12, 2019

Jun 28, 2019

The House is tentatively scheduled to hold session on Tuesday, July 2. After that, the next scheduled session day for the House and Senate is Wednesday, July 10. However, that date is also tentative. In observance of Independence Day, the MLC offices will be closed on July 4 and 5. The next edition of Insider […]

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The Mighty Mac

Jun 26, 2019

It’s been featured on the History Channels’ Modern Marvels TV show, Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs has spent a day climbing its suspension cables, and most recently, Governor Gretchen Whitmer used it front and center in her campaign logo for Governor. The Mackinac Bridge is one of Michigan’s most iconic symbols and has been featured […]

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