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Lansing, MI 48933

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.

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November 9, 2018

This week: Michiganders Choose New Leadership for State Government; State Voters Return Incumbent to U.S. Senate; Michigan Congressional Delegation Shifts to 7-7 Split; Proposal 1 Passes, Legalizes Recreational Marijuana in State; Redistricting and Voting Measures Widely Approved by Michigan Voters; Two New Members of the State Board of Education Chosen; One Incumbent, One Challenger Head to Michigan Supreme Court; Republicans Retain Control of Michigan Legislature, Democrats Gain Seats; "Lame Duck" Session Begins for Michigan Legislature. Read more…

A man casting his vote in a voting booth

November 2, 2018

This week: Why Vote on Tuesday, November 6?; Vote 'NO' on Proposal 1 and Legalized Recreational Marijuana; Issues to Consider Before Voting on Election Day; Read Informational Backgrounders on Statewide Proposals 2 and 3; Election Logistics: Polling Place, Sample Ballot, and More. Read more…

Election 2018: Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship. Learn more at

October 26, 2018

This week: Catholic Conference Continues to Urge Opposition to Legalized Marijuana; Election Website Offers Informational Resources on Ballot Proposals, Voting. Read more…

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October 19, 2018

This week: Appeals Court Issues Decision on Mandate Funding for Nonpublic Schools; On the Passing of Most Reverend Joseph Cistone of Saginaw; Election Resources Available at MCC Website. Read more…

A sad young man sitting in the dark leaning with his back against the wall

October 5, 2018

This week: Catholic Conference Launches Website for Election Resources, Information; MCC Urges 'No' Vote on Recreational Marijuana; Critical "Raise the Age" Discussion Continues; New Theme and Materials Available for Respect Life Month. Read more…

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September 21, 2018

This week: Dioceses Welcome Attorney General's Investigation, Pledge Cooperation; Stay Tuned for Advocacy on Critical "Raise the Age" Bills. Read more…

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September 14, 2018

This week: Objective Parole Bill Signed Into Law; Action Needed! Oppose the Use of Tax Dollars for Aborted Fetal Organs. Read more…

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September 7, 2018

This week: Newborn Safe Delivery Device Legislation Passes Senate Committee; Senate Committee Approves Objective Parole Bills; Michigan Legislature Approves Paid Sick Leave, Minimum Wage Proposals. Read more…

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August 17, 2018

This week: Responses to Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report; FOCUS: The Issues, the Candidates, and Your Vote 2018; The Word from Lansing: The Future of Roe v. Wade. Read more…

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July 27, 2018

This week: ACTION NEEDED! Five Days Left to Support the "Protect Life Rule"; Participate in National Pro-Life Prayer Effort Starting August 3; USCCB Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae; Primary Election Approaching on August 7. Read more…

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Michigan Catholic Conference
(800) 395-5565
(517) 372-3940
510 South Capitol Avenue
Lansing, Michigan 48933
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