Five Things We’re Reading

Feb 20, 2024

by Liz Gullett

As MLC’s Communications and Social Media Manager, Liz Gullett keeps clients informed and up-to-date on the goings on in Lansing and the Capitol.

Below are some articles the MLC lobby team has been reading this past week. We hope you find them as interesting and useful as we do.

A Guide to the 5 GOP Factions Roiling the House –House Speaker Mike Johnson is learning just how difficult it can be to juggle internal party politics and differing priorities.

The Far-Reaching Impacts of Wildfire Smoke – And How to Protect Yourself – Large numbers of people worldwide are exposed to unhealthy air, some driven by fires that have widespread. There are a few ways to lessen the impact and protect your health.

Why Data Breaches Spiked in 2023 – Despite efforts to increase security, data breaches grew 20% year-over-year. What are the three main reasons behind the increase?

Why the Tech Industry Won’t Disrupt Health Care – Will the ongoing digital technology advances displace health systems, or should we look to the health systems partnering with tech companies as the future?

A Global Police Operation Just Took Down the Notorious LockBit Ransomware Gang – Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the global effort to take down a large hacking group that targeted everything from hospitals to fast food chains.

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