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U.P. Energy Task Force Holding Public Meeting

May 08, 2020

The U.P. Energy Task Force will begin its broad analysis of the Upper Peninsula’s current and future energy needs during the panel’s online public meeting on Tuesday, May 12. They will meet from 9:30 a.m. to noon using Microsoft Teams, allotting time for public comment about the challenges and potentials for energy available in the […]

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Looking Ahead to the Week of May 9 – 15, 2020

May 08, 2020

The House and Senate are scheduled to hold session Tuesday – Thursday. The biannual Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference will be held on Friday, May 15. MLC will provide a full recap on the MLC blog that afternoon.

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Needing to be Heard

May 06, 2020

In these very unique times, where we find ourselves away from our office, colleagues, and clients, we need to make sure we are communicating effectively.  For most of us, we have moved from an in-person workplace to virtual meetings through various mediums such as Zoom and GoToMeeting.  As our environment changes, keep in mind, the […]

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House Democrats Unveil Rebuilding Plan

May 01, 2020

The House Democratic Caucus announced their policy agenda this week, which provides a plan focused on rebuilding and strengthening the state from the COVID-19 crisis. The plan seeks to remedy the issues made evident throughout the pandemic, including access to health care and mental services, paycheck protections, worker safety and confidence, safeguards for basic needs, […]

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Republicans to Challenge Governor’s Authority, Don’t Extend Emergency Declaration

May 01, 2020

On Thursday, the House adopted a resolution allowing Speaker Lee Chatfield (R-Levering) to take legal action to challenge Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s authority and actions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to their resolution, Governor Whitmer’s need to declare the states of emergency and disaster are over as of May 1 because the legislature did […]

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Committee Holds COVID-19 Hearing

May 01, 2020

The Joint Select Committee on the Covid-19 Pandemic held their first hearing this week. The joint bipartisan committee is tasked with reviewing decision-making and preparedness from the governor and state departments. Through their work, they will seek legislative recommendations to help protect residents. “Legislative oversight has a crucial role within state government,” said Representative Matt […]

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Senate Adopts Resolutions Aimed at Governor

May 01, 2020

On Tuesday, the Senate voted to approve two resolutions encouraging Governor Gretchen Whitmer to take certain actions related to COVID-19. The first encourages the governor to utilize the most recent updated federal guidelines on who qualifies as an essential worker. The second resolution would allow hospitals and health care facilities to resume elective procedures.

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Looking Ahead to the Week of May 2 – 8, 2020

May 01, 2020

The House and Senate are scheduled to hold session Tuesday – Thursday.

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