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Last Week on the MLC Blog

Jul 15, 2019

MLC lobbyist Rudy Hobb shared the reasons that residents should be engaged in the 2020 Census. To address the skilled-labor gap in Michigan, the state launched a new public-private partnership program. Legislation was introduced that would set a five-year moratorium on the use of facial recognition technology. To help prevent Asian carp from entering the […]

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Last Week on the MLC Blog

Jul 01, 2019

In his latest post, MLC lobbyist Matt Sowash explored the history behind the Mackinac Bridge. The Michigan Supreme Court will hear oral arguments regarding the legality of the legislature adopting a ballot initiative, only to amend it shortly thereafter. A statewide educational campaign on what can – and cannot – be recycled began last week. […]

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Last Week on the MLC Blog

Jun 17, 2019

If you’re a fan of “Fun With Flags” on the Big Bang Theory, then MLC lobbyist Cami Pendell’s latest blog post is for you. Governor Gretchen Whitmer created a census committee to ensure Michigan is ready for the 2020 Census. The House passed several budgets for the upcoming fiscal year, moving the process forward. Representative […]

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Last Week on the MLC Blog

Jun 10, 2019

MLC lobbyist Brendan Ringlever shared how the Economic Club of Grand Rapids has provided him an opportunity to learn outside of his chosen profession. The Michigan House and Senate filed two lawsuits against Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson for refusing to follow the 2018 petition initiative law that Attorney General Dana Nessel declared unconstitutional through […]

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Jun 03, 2019

In his latest post, MLC President Tim Ward makes the connection between “E Pluribus Unum” and landmark policy changes to the state’s insurance system. Members of the House Democratic caucus announced their plan to address the literacy crisis in the state. Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation making major reforms to Michigan’s auto no-fault insurance system. […]

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May 20, 2019

In his latest post, MLC lobbyist Matt Sowash shared how Michigan developed our current auto no-fault insurance system. The annual Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference was held, where stakeholders learned there will be a slight increase in the amount of revenue the House and Senate have to appropriate in the upcoming budget year. Kate Massey was […]

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Last Week on the MLC Blog

May 06, 2019

In her latest blog post, MLC lobbyist Cami Pendell demystifies the meaning behind the acronyms of two important buildings in Lansing. Governor Gretchen Whitmer ordered a review of two specific aspects of auto insurance rates to see their impact on consumer’s rates. The Senate and House Appropriations Committees and Subcommittees reported several budget bills for […]

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Last Week on the MLC Blog

Apr 22, 2019

Spring means many things; flowers, baseball, and warmer days. But for MLC President Tim Ward it means one important thing – the end of cycling to nowhere fast. Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an Executive Order creating the Michigan Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration. March’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained steady for the sixth […]

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