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The Checklist

Mar 25, 2020

If you are like me or my wife, you keep a checklist. These lists can be for personnel items that you need to get done around the house or you can utilize them for work. With today’s technology we have access to all kinds of apps that can help us keep organized and reach our […]

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Five Things We’re Reading

Mar 24, 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. Trump Is Actually the President We Need Right Now –President Trump’s penchant for spending other people’s money may turn out to be helpful during this crisis. […]

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Legislature Approves $125 Million Coronavirus Appropriation

Mar 20, 2020

On Wednesday, the House and Senate voted to approve emergency funding to mitigate the impact of the Coronavirus in Michigan. The legislation includes $40 million for public health emergency response such as monitoring and testing, $50 million to support hospitals, nursing homes, and other critical health care facilities, and $35 million in other response activities. […]

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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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