House Committee Moves 48-Month Lifetime Limit for State Assistance; House Passes Fiscal Year 2012 Budgets; Senate Judiciary Committee Passes Anti-Bullying Legislation.
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Scaled-Back Earned Income Tax Credit Included in Tax Bill Rewrite; Universities Required to Report on Embryo Research Under High Ed Bill; Update on Human Services Budget.
Governor’s Tax Plan Modified to Include Partial Restoration of EITC; Senate Human Services Budget Passes Out of Appropriations Committee.
Michigan Bishops Urge Greater Attention to Poor and Vulnerable in State Budget Debate; Catholic Conference Calls DHS Budget Recommendations “Unacceptable”.
MCC Urges Tax Policy Committee to Retain State EITC; Conference Supports Continued Assistance Programs in DHS Budget; Action Alert! Support For D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program Needed.
MCC Testifies Against Welfare Reform Legislation; MCC to Testify in Support of EITC Next Week.
Legislation Banning Partial Birth Abortion Moves to Full Senate; Polling Indicates High Public Support for Preserving EITC.
Legislation to Eliminate Tax Credit for Working Poor Introduced; Advocacy Priorities Released for 2011-12 Legislative Session; Pro-Life Bills Introduced in New Legislative Session; Governor Snyder to Present Executive Budget Proposal Next Week.
As 2011–12 Legislative Session Begins, Elimination of Michigan EITC Proposed; Catholic Conference Applauds Selection of Justice Corrigan as DHS Director.
2009–2010 Legislative Session Ends This Week; Action Alert! Support Needed for DREAM Act.