Last Week on the MLC Blog

Mar 18, 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…

Bipartisan legislation expanding FOIA laws to include the legislature, governor, and lieutenant governor was reported by the Senate Oversight Committee.

Members of the House Democratic Caucus announced their proposal to increase standards for government ethics and transparency.

Major tax and net lottery revenue declined in February 2024 by 23.8% from February 2023. Additionally, last month’s collections were $152.1 million below prior projections made at the biannual Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference in January.

Legislation prohibiting individuals convicted of election-related crimes from serving as state or county election canvassers heard testimony in the House Elections Committee.

Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist and his designee, Michigan’s Chief Connectivity Officer, Eric Frederick, were appointed as members of the Federal Communication Commission’s Intergovernmental Advisory Committee.

In the latest spotlight feature, we highlighted House Republican Leader Matt Hall.

In our weekly “Five Things We’re Reading” feature we shared articles on proposals to make air travel more accessible, why you should take small breaks throughout your day, and more.

A look at events during the week of March 16 – 22, 2024.

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March Revenue Declines

March Revenue Declines

Last month, major taxes and net lottery revenue declined 24.7% from the prior year, coming in at $1.6 billion. Additionally, collections were roughly $169.6 million below prior projections from the consensus revenue estimating conference held earlier this year. Key...

Senate Passes Kindergarten Requirement

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Legislature Approves Change to Driver License Issuance

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