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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.

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May 10, 2019

This week: MCC Brings Catholic Pro-Life Message to Legislature; House Committee Supports Dignity of Life Resolution; Senate Approves Suicide Prevention Commission Bill; Happy Mother's Day from MCC. Read more…

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May 3, 2019

This week: Catholics and Muslims Speak in Defense of Religious People and Devotions; Senate Clears Medically Frail Parole Measures; House Committee Passes Dismemberment Abortion Ban; Senate Appropriations Committee Approves State Budget Bills; MCC Supports Package re Elder and Vulnerable Adult Abuse; USCCB Commends New Health Care Conscience Regulations. Read more…

MCC Policy Advocate Rebecca Mastee, J.D. testifying in the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee in support of House Bills 4320-4321, legislation that would prohibit dismemberment abortion in Michigan

April 26, 2019

This week: MCC Speaks Out Against Dismemberment Abortion Procedure; Priority "Raise the Age" Packages Pass House and Senate; MCC Offers Support for Catholic Charities Lawsuit; Senate Appropriations Subcommittees Announce State Budget Proposals; Parole for Medically Frail Bills Pass Committee; Senate Will Consider Suicide Prevention Commission Bill; E-Cigarette Ban to Minors Clears Senate; May FOCUS: Clean and Affordable Water for All; MCC Honored with Three PACE Awards for PR Efforts. Read more…

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…

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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…

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