Governor Snyder Expected to Sign Partial-Birth Abortion Ban; Catholic Conference Testifies in Support of Education Reform Legislation.
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Senate Passes Welfare Reform Legislation.
Partial Birth Abortion Ban Moves to Full House; House Commerce Committee Addresses E-Verify Immigration Legislation.
Human Services Budget Wrapped up as Legislature Finalizes 2012 Spending Plan; MCC State Budget Advocacy Recap.
Legislature Sends Governor 6% Earned Income Tax Credit; Welfare Reform Measures Move to State Senate.
House Committee Moves 48-Month Lifetime Limit for State Assistance; House Passes Fiscal Year 2012 Budgets; Senate Judiciary Committee Passes Anti-Bullying Legislation.
Scaled-Back Earned Income Tax Credit Included in Tax Bill Rewrite; Universities Required to Report on Embryo Research Under High Ed Bill; Update on Human Services Budget.
Governor’s Tax Plan Modified to Include Partial Restoration of EITC; Senate Human Services Budget Passes Out of Appropriations Committee.
Michigan Bishops Urge Greater Attention to Poor and Vulnerable in State Budget Debate; Catholic Conference Calls DHS Budget Recommendations “Unacceptable”.
MCC Urges Tax Policy Committee to Retain State EITC; Conference Supports Continued Assistance Programs in DHS Budget; Action Alert! Support For D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program Needed.