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.

    June 7, 2013

    House and Senate Pass Fiscal Year 2013–2014 Budget; MCC Continues Push for Medicaid Reform; MCC Applauds House Passage of Multi-Bill Adoption Package.

    May 24, 2013

    MCC and Catholic Health Care Leaders Testify in Support of Medicaid Reform; Indigent Defense Legislation Passes House Committee; Budget Targets Set, Conference Committees Named; House Names Representative Rutledge New Minority Floor Leader; “Medical Good Faith Provisions Act” Passes House with Unanimous Support.

    May 17, 2013

    MCC Joins With Catholic Health Providers to Issue Guiding Principles for Medicaid Reform; “Medical Good Faith Provisions Act” Passes House Committee; Senate Passes Low-Income Energy Assistance Bill; Consensus Estimating Conference Shows Higher than Projected Revenues.

    May 10, 2013

    Senate Committee Considers Indigent Defense Legislation; USCCB Issues New Bulletin Insert on Marriage; Religious Liberty Reminder.

    May 3, 2013

    Low-Income Heating Discussion Resumes in Senate; School Attendance Religious Liberty Bill Passes Committee; Discussion Begins on Indigent Defense Reform; Senators Hold Human Trafficking Legislative Day in Lansing; House Unveils Adoption Package; Drug-Screening Bill Headed to Senate.

    April 26, 2013

    State of Michigan 2013–14 Budget Update; Human Trafficking Legislative Day May 2 in Lansing; Immigration Clerical Assistant Bill Passes House Committee; Continued Push Needed for Federal Religious Liberty Legislation.

    April 19, 2013

    Effort to Promote Religious Liberty in Health Care Continues; Father David Walkowiak to Succeed Bishop Hurley in Grand Rapids Diocese; U.S. Bishops Welcome Opportunity to Work on Bipartisan Immigration Reform; Stem Cell Reporting Added to Senate Higher Education Budget; Drug-Screening Policy Moves Out of House Committee

    March 8, 2013

    Senate Health Policy Committee Considers Religious Liberty Bill; U.S. Bishops Urge Support for Federal Conscience Legislation; U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Fate of Traditional Marriage in June

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