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Lansing Update

Lansing Update publishes on Fridays when the Michigan Legislature is in session and chronicles legislative activity of interest to Michigan Catholic Conference. Join the Catholic Advocacy Network to receive Lansing Update in your inbox.

From left to right, Aamina Ahmed, Karen Holcomb Merrill from the Michigan League for Public Policy, and MCC’s Policy Advocate Paul Stankewitz participate in a panel discussion during Muslim Capitol Day

April 19, 2019

This week: ACTION NEEDED! Urge Support for Raise the Age in Both Chambers; MCC Offers Support for Federal Lawsuit, Buck v. Gordon; Engagement With Officials Addressed by MCC at Muslim Capitol Day; Senate Approves Hospice Exemption Bills; The Word from Lansing: Standing Against Religious Bigotry. Read more…

A young nurse smiles at an elderly woman in a wheelchair while handing her a glass of water

April 12, 2019

This week: Committees Consider "Raise the Age"—MCC Testifies; MCC Raises Concerns on Sanctuary City Bills; Hospice Exemption Bills Continue to House Floor; MCC Submits Public Comments on MI-Post Forms; Suicide Prevention Commission Bill Has MCC Support. Read more…

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April 5, 2019

This week: Discharge Petition Needs More Signatures for Vote on Born-Alive Act. Note: Michigan lawmakers are currently back in their home districts for the spring legislative recess. They will return to Lansing for regular session next week on Tuesday, April 9. Read more…

A mother carrying her young child

March 29, 2019

This week: USDA Requests Comments on Proposed SNAP Change; Continued Pressure Needed: Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act; U.S. House Calls for Action on Equality Act; USCCB Opposes; U.S. Bishops Praise Expanded Mexico City Policy; The Word from Lansing: Prioritizing the Vulnerable in the State Budget. Read more…

A little girl sits on a wooden walkway with her arm around a teddy bear

March 22, 2019

This week: Settlement Agreement "Does Nothing to Protect Foster Care Youth"; MCC Urges Stricter Regulations for E-Cigarettes; USCCB Opposes Equality Act; Reaffirms Authentic Human Dignity. Read more…

Michigan nonpublic school educators attending a Public Policy Day event in the Michigan State Capitol Building rotunda

March 15, 2019

This week: MCC Testifies on Behalf of "Raise the Age" Package; Nonpublic School Educators Meet with State Lawmakers; Hospice Fixes to Opioid Law Pass Committees. Read more…

Senators Peter Lucido (R-Shelby Twp) and Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit) speak in support of Raise the Age legislation in front of the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee

March 8, 2019

This week: MCC Reacts to Executive State Budget Recommendations; "Raise the Age" Package Receives First Senate Hearing; Join Us: Pray for an End to Infanticide. Read more…

A newborn baby boy sleeping in the hospital

March 1, 2019

This week: Born-Alive Abortion Survivor Protection Act Fails in U.S. Senate; USCCB Commends "The Protect Life Rule" from DHHS; Governor to Present State Budget; Recommendations; Vatican Summit on Protection of Minors Comes to a Close. Read more…

Attendees of a press conference at the Michigan Capitol with a bipartisan group of State Senators who support Raise the Age legislation

February 22, 2019

This week: Support Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act; Vatican Meeting Focuses on Protection of Minors; Senators Highlight Bipartisan "Raise the Age" Bills; MCC Supports Charitable Giving Tax Credit in Committee; USCCB Expresses Concerns on Border Wall Order; The Word from Lansing: Pushing Back Against Racism. Read more…

A group of smiling school children standing in line to board a school bus

February 8, 2019

This week: Resolution: Catholic Schools Strengthen the Common Good; MCC-Supported "Raise the Age" Policy Re-Introduced in State Legislature; MCC Participates in Catholic Social Ministry Gathering. Read more…

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Michigan Catholic Conference
(800) 395-5565
(517) 372-3940
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Lansing, Michigan 48933
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