Last Week on the MLC Blog

May 22, 2023

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…

MLC lobbyist Brendan Ringlever shared advice for recent college graduates, based on his thirty years of professional experience.

Legislators will have roughly $1.5 billion less revenue to appropriate during the budget process for the 2024 Fiscal year.

In April, Michigan’s unemployment rate declined to 3.8%, comparable to the lowest levels Michigan has seen only three times since the 1970s.

Meghan Groen has been selected to head the state’s Medicaid program, covering physical and behavioral health and long-term care and aging programs. 

House Democratic members introduced legislation aiming to lift barriers that prevent individuals from voting and to encourage voter registration.

Michigan nonprofits that provide programming to lift people out of poverty can apply to receive grant funding from the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity.

In our weekly “Five Things We’re Reading” feature we shared articles on new virtual reality technology, the benefits of deep time thinking, and more.

A look at events during the week of May 20 – 26, 2023.

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