House and Senate Pass Fiscal Year 2013–2014 Budget; MCC Continues Push for Medicaid Reform; MCC Applauds House Passage of Multi-Bill Adoption Package.
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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.
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.
Senate Committee Considers Indigent Defense Legislation; USCCB Issues New Bulletin Insert on Marriage; Religious Liberty Reminder.
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.
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.
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
MCC Launches Catholic Advocacy Network (CAN) Video; Update on the State Budget; Update on Religious Liberty Legislation.
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
On Monday, February 11, Pope Benedict XVI announced that he will be resigning from the papacy at the end of this month. The seven Michigan bishops have offered the following statements in response to this shocking announcement.