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Five Things We’re Reading

Jan 19, 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. The Crash Landing of ‘Operation Warp Speed’ – Why did this program, which was doing decent work, derail once they entered the vaccination phase of the […]

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2021 State Revenue Projections Higher than August Estimates

Jan 15, 2021

Today, the directors of the House and Senate Fiscal Agencies came together with State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks and newly named State Budget Director Dave Massaron to reach a consensus for projected state revenue for the upcoming fiscal year. In order to get a better understanding, they heard from economic experts on the state of the […]

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Legislature Begins New Term

Jan 15, 2021

On Wednesday, the House and Senate held their first session day of the 101st Legislature. For the House members this meant taking the oath of office and selecting their seat on the House floor. While the Senate wasn’t up for reelection and thus didn’t have to undertake those tasks, all legislation from the prior two […]

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State of the State Announced

Jan 15, 2021

Governor Gretchen Whitmer will deliver her third State of the State Address on Wednesday, January 27th at 7 p.m. Instead of delivering the address before a joint convention of the House and Senate in the House Chambers, she will deliver her address virtually due to the ongoing pandemic. Details on where to view the broadcast […]

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Senate Committee Changes Announced

Jan 15, 2021

Due to two members leaving the Senate this month, a few changes to committee chairmanships and assignments were announced. Senator Roger Victory (R-Georgetown Twp.) will serve as chair of the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee and will serve as assistant majority whip. Senator Jon Bumstead (R-Newaygo) will be leaving the Senate Committee on Education […]

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Statewide Election Audit Begins

Jan 15, 2021

This past Monday, the Department of State, in cooperation with county and local election officials, began the process of conducting the statewide risk-limiting audit of the November 2020 general election. The first step in the process involves using a random number, generated by rolling 20 ten-sided dice, to plug into the auditing software to randomly […]

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Looking Ahead to the Week of January 16 – 22, 2021

Jan 15, 2021

The MLC office will be closed on Monday, January 18 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr Day. The House and Senate are scheduled to hold their typical Tuesday – Thursday session schedule. The inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris will take place on Wednesday, January 20.

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Five Things We’re Reading

Jan 12, 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. Unexpected Exercise Advice for the Super Busy: Ditch the Rigid Routine – Why does setting rigid exercise routines set people up for failure and how should […]

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