Last Week on the MLC Blog

Mar 4, 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.

Over the past week, we covered these topics on the MLC Blog…

The House Labor Committee heard testimony on the new federal rule regarding the classification of independent contractors.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a series of changes to members of her cabinet and key staff.

The Department of Lifelong Education, Advancement, and Potential announced the kickoff of a new $45 million student success initiative.

Representative Jason Morgan and Representative Mike McFall formed the bipartisan, bicameral Public Transit Caucus with the goal of improving Michigan’s transit infrastructure.

A spotlight on House Speaker Joe Tate, who is serving as the first African American Speaker of the House in Michigan.

In our weekly “Five Things We’re Reading” feature we shared articles on the best and worst cities for pizza, the greatest medieval map, and more.

A look at events during the week of March 2 – 9, 2024.

Michigan Legislative Consultants is a bipartisan lobbying firm based in Lansing, Michigan. Our team of lobbyists and procurement specialists provide a wide range of services for some of the most respected companies in America. For more on MLC, visit or connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Recent Posts

Record Number Absentee Ballot Requests

Record Number Absentee Ballot Requests

Four weeks ahead of Michigan’s primary race, over 1.5 million voters have requested an absentee ballot and more than 178,000 have been submitted. This breaks the previous record set in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Key Points: As of July 9, a total of 1,518,665...

MiLEAP Director Begins New Role

MiLEAP Director Begins New Role

On July 1, Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea began her new role as director of the Michigan Department on Lifelong Education, Advancement, and Potential (MiLEAP). Established by Governor Whitmer in 2023, its mission is to improve outcomes from preschool to postsecondary so...

June Tax Collections Above Estimates

June Tax Collections Above Estimates

June 2024 major taxes and net lottery revenue totaled $3.0 billion, which was $100.5 million more than previous projections. This is attributable to greater-than-expected payments from the Michigan Business Tax, and the Flow-Through Entity Tax, among other higher...

Looking for older articles?

We’ve recently made improvements to our blog to provide a better user experience. If you’re searching for older posts, click here to search our archive.

Michigan Legislative Consultants
110 W. Michigan Avenue
Suite 500
Lansing, MI 48933
517.372.0130 fax

1001 Woodward Avenue
Suite 500
Detroit, MI 48226

MLC is proud to be the Michigan member of NASL