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Feb 24, 2020

Legislation passed the House that aims at helping local clerks deal with the anticipated influx of absentee ballots. The House Energy Committee approved of legislation dealing with the increasing need for electric vehicle charging stations throughout Michigan. The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy announced they will host the first Great Lakes Infrastructure Conference […]

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Feb 10, 2020

While the bitter January temperatures may have you dismayed, in his latest blog post MLC lobbyist Brendan Ringlever shared why Michigan is actually a great place to live and work. Governor Gretchen Whitmer presented her Executive Budget recommendations for the upcoming 2020-2021 Fiscal Year. The legislature is moving forward with a bill package that would […]

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Feb 03, 2020

Governor Gretchen Whitmer delivered the annual State of the State address. In his latest blog post, MLC lobbyist Tony Des Chenes shared why you should set resolutions for your company. The State Transportation Commission authorized the sale of $3.5 billion in road and bridge building bonds. Representative Yousef Rabhi and Senator Stephanie Chang introduced legislation […]

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Jan 13, 2020

Revenue projections for the current and upcoming fiscal years were increased at Friday‚Äôs Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference in Lansing, giving the legislature more to work with during the budget process. Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield announced several changes to the membership of committees last week. Last Tuesday, voters in Flint cast their ballots in […]

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Jan 06, 2020

Attorney General Dana Nessel announced structural changes to the department, which she hopes will strengthen important functions, and emphasize consumer protections, education, and safety. The Michigan Supreme Court ordered the recall petition against Representative Larry Inman is proper and therefor can move forward Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced that Adam Reames will serve as […]

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Dec 23, 2019

2019 brought in a new batch of people making up the highest levels of state government. In his latest blog post, MLC lobbyist Matt Sowash shared five of the major reforms they enacted. Emily Eggenberger spent this past semester interning at MLC. Before she left, I asked her to share some thoughts on why she […]

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Dec 16, 2019

In his latest blog post, MLC lobbyist Tony Des Chenes explains why you should keep your message simple when meeting with a legislator or department director for the first time. Following months of negotiations, the legislature approved appropriations that would restore some of the funding that Governor Gretchen Whitmer vetoed from the current fiscal year […]

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Dec 09, 2019

The House and Senate voted to restore some of the programs vetoed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer from the 2019-2020 Fiscal year budget. The Bureau of Elections is again partnering with local communities to perform risk-limiting audits to verify election results. A package of bills was introduced in the Senate that would eliminate certain medical care […]

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