Workplace Smoking Ban to Go in Effect May 2010; Church to Continue Pursuit of Health Care Reform Legislation; Catholic Conference Urges Support for Statewide Public Defender System; Education Reforms Fly as Legislature Focuses on Federal Race to the Top Funding
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USCCB Launches Massive Grassroots Health Care Reform Effort; Michigan Budget Finalized as Governor Signs Remaining Departmental Budgets; Senate Committee Takes Testimony on Embryo Research Transparency Legislation.
Senate Passes EITC Legislation, Efforts to Finalize 2009 State Budget Continue; MCC Statement on Appointment of Bishop-Elect Hebda to Diocese of Gaylord.
MCC Advocacy Priorities Protected in State Budget Stalemate; Action Alert! Phone Calls Needed to Protect Tax Credit for the Working Poor.
Multiple Budget Scenarios Arise After House Speaker, Senate Majority Leader Strike Target Agreement.
$2.7 Billion Budget Deficit Remains as September 30 Deadline Looms; MCC Board of Directors Statement on State of Michigan Budget; MCC Board of Directors Says No to 2010 Constitutional Convention; Legislation Prohibiting Conscience Rights for Pharmacies Passes Committee; Follow us on Twitter @MiCatholicConf.
Legislature Adjourns for July 4th Holiday as Budget Bills Head to Conference; Conscience Prohibition, Contraceptive Mandate Bills Introduced; Package of Bills to Reform Failing Schools Moves to Senate.
Conference Supports Introduction of Transparency in Embryo Research Bills; Cuts All Around as Senate Moves Budget Bills.
Legislation Seeking to Expand Health Care Coverage in Michigan Introduced; Committee Likely to Vote on Juvenile Life Without Parole Bills Next Week; Campaign for Justice Holds 2nd Annual Public Defense Conference.
Budget Deficit for 2009–2010 Pegged at $1.7 Billion; Judiciary Sends Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Changes to Full House.