Governor Signs EpiPen, Shared Time Legislation Into Law; Waiver Language Agreed Upon To Maintain Healthy Michigan Program; Senate Approves Custody Bill Regarding Children Conceived From Rape; Bill Regarding Services for Domestic and Sexual Assault Victims Approved Unanimously; Strengthened Conscience Rights Policy Not Included in Must-Pass Federal Legislation; USCCB President Calls for Peace & Dialogue in Face of Violence; Michigan Legislature Adjourns for the Year, Will Resume Sessions January 13.
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The Word from Lansing Column: The Human Face of the Refugee Crisis; Shared Time Bills Continue Forward; Epi-Pen Legislation Heads to Governor Snyder’s Desk; MCC Testifies In Favor of Juvenile Justice Reform Package; Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence Legislation Considered in Senate Committee; ACTION ALERT! Support Still Needed for Conscience Protections; President Signs “Every Student Succeeds Act” Into Law; U.S. Senate Passes Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood, Shift Funds to Qualified Health Centers.
Bipartisan Juvenile Justice Bills Receive First Consideration in House Committee; Updates on Legislation That Would Restrict Energy Choice; ACTION NEEDED! Stand Up for Conscience Rights.
Catholic Church in Michigan Stands Ready to Assist Refugees; Federal Alert! Protect the Rights of Pro-Life Health Care Providers; U.S. Bishops Discuss Catholic Education, Faithful Citizenship, and Pornography in Fall Meeting.
Bills Expanding Shared Time Services to Kindergarteners Pass Senate Committee; Dismemberment Abortion Bills Move to House Floor; Pope Praises Pro-Life Advocates; Epi-Pen Legislation Continues to Senate Floor; MCC’s Monthly Column Highlights Michigan’s Juvenile Justice System; Governor Snyder Signs Road Funding Package Into Law; Veterans Day Honors Military Members for Service; Michigan Legislature Adjourns Until December 1st.
U.S. Supreme Court Has Announced It Will Hear Little Sisters HHS Mandate Case; ACTION NEEDED! Contact State House Members on Energy Choice Legislation; Religious Liberty in Education Bill Heads to House Floor; November FOCUS Spotlights Reforming Juvenile Justice in Michigan; ACTION NEEDED! Urge Congress to Address Syrian Refugee Crisis; Lawmakers Send Road Funding Plan to Governor Snyder; Michigan Elections: Find Local Results.
Vulnerable Adult Abuse Bill Continues to Michigan House; 50th Anniversary of Vatican Document Highlights Continued Need for Catholic Education; U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Testifies on Central American Migration.
Homestead Property Tax Credit Bills Continue Forward; MCC Submits Written Testimony on Dismemberment Abortion Bills; Pregnancy and Parenting Support Program Going Statewide.
MCC Staff Testifies on Bill Regarding Gun Free Zones in Senate Committee; House Passes Bills Regarding Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault; House Committee Takes Testimony on Dismemberment Abortion Bills; The Word from Lansing Column: Respect Life Month Emphasizes Worth of Every Life.
MCC Supports Homestead Property Tax Credit Bill in House Committee; Staff Testifies on Behalf of Religious Censorship Prohibition Bill.