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.

    February 9, 2006

    Bishop Sample Joins Michigan Catholic Conference Board of Directors; Michigan Catholic Conference Testifies Against Contraceptive Mandates; Stem Cell Issue Comes to Forefront in Michigan; House Education Committee Addresses Mandated High School Curriculum; Governor Releases 2006-07 Executive Budget Recommendations.

    December 9, 2005

    House and Senate Pass Welfare Reform Legislation; Board of State Canvassers Approve Three Ballot Initiative Forms for 2006; Ultasound Bill Passes Senate, Heads Back to House for Concurrance.

    December 2, 2005

    Welfare Reform Passes House and Senate, Dangerous Limitations Included; Teacher Loan Forgiveness Bill Passes House; Bills Requiring Background Checks for Long-Term Care Employees Heads to Full House.

    November 11, 2005

    Bishop Sample Joins Michigan Catholic Conference Board of Directors; Michigan Catholic Conference Testifies Against Contraceptive Mandates; Stem Cell Issue Comes to Forefront in Michigan; House Education Committee Addresses Mandated High School Curriculum; Governor Releases 2006-07 Executive Budget Recommendations.

    November 4, 2005

    Agreement Reached on Business Tax Cuts, Investment to Spur Economy; Department of Human Services Releases Welfare Reform Suggestions; Schools to Receive Assistance for Students Displaced by Katrina; Attorney General Rules in Favor of Mexican Drivers.

    September 23, 2005

    Action Alert: Urge U.S. Senators to Support Educational Equality; Michigan’s Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Ruled Unconstitutional; Fiscal Year 2005-06 State Budget Update.

    July 1, 2005

    Securitization Includes Protection of Merit Scholarship Funds; Legislation Regulating Payday Lenders Passes House; Senate Passes School Security Bills.

    June 24, 2005

    MCC Calls For Preferential Treatment of State’a Poor and Vulnerable; Support Urged for Federal Fair Housing Proposal; Bishop Walter Hurley Named Bishop of Grand Rapids Diocese; Attorney General Rules Merit Board Cannot Require Service; House Allocates Additional Dollars to Lower-Funded Schools; Legislature Moving “Pupil Protection’ Measures.

    June 10, 2005

    House Passes Omnibus Bill Targeting Medicaid, Welfare; Embryonic Stem Cell Research Bills Introduced in Lansing; “Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005” Update; Michigan Catholic Conference to Assist USCCB in Immigration Campaign.

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