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Apr 26, 2021

House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees began reporting the budget bills within their purview. House Speaker Jason Wentworth and House Democratic Leader Donna Lasinski announced a series of reforms their caucuses are working on collaboratively that would make changes to state ethics and transparency laws. Through executive order, Governor Gretchen Whitmer created a council to facilitate, […]

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Apr 19, 2021

In his latest blog post, MLC lobbyist Michael Griffie shared how he approaches the defining moments in his life and uses them to grow into a better, stronger person. Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced her funding priorities as the state readies for more than $18 billion in federal funding available through the American Rescue Plan Act. […]

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Apr 12, 2021

Given the massive rise in case numbers, positivity rates, and hospitalizations Governor Gretchen Whitmer called on Michigan residents to take steps to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order creating a task force to review the state of forensic science in Michigan and provide policy recommendations. The U.S. Department […]

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Apr 05, 2021

In his latest blog post, MLC lobbyist Craig Ryan shared the transformational power that servant leadership can have within an organization. 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. Telephone users in […]

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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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Mar 22, 2021

In his latest blog post, MLC lobbyist Tony Des Chenes shared what questions to ask, and to avoid, during the bid process. The House and Senate approved of legislation appropriating COVID-19 relief funding. The Department of Health and Human Services updated their Gatherings and Mask epidemic order, allowing up to 20% capacity in outdoor stadiums […]

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Mar 15, 2021

In his first blog post, MLC lobbyist Michael Griffie shared about his great-grandfather, who helped establish the first all-black settlement on the Great Plains. In partnership with the Michigan Legislative Black Caucus, we kicked off a series celebrating Black History throughout the year. Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation appropriating Federal funds to help the state’s […]

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Mar 01, 2021

The Senate passed nearly $2 billion in supplemental funding to aid in the state’s response to the ongoing pandemic. Members of the House Democratic and Republican Caucuses introduced legislation aiming to improve the quality of health care, while making it more affordable and accessible. The House and Senate Democratic members unveiled the Hardworking Michiganders Recovery […]

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