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Name
Michigan Catholic Conference
Phone
(800) 395-5565
Fax
(517) 372-3940
Address
510 S. Capitol Ave.
Lansing, MI 48933
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Lansing Update: October 11, 2019

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. This week: Post Budget Fallout: Week One; Raise the Age Packages Approaching Finish Line; Senate Committee Approves Forensic Science Commission Bills; Dual Enrollment Legislation Moves Forward; REMINDER: Petition Drive to End Dismemberment Abortion Continues Throughout Respect Life Month. Read more…

Tom Hickson, Vice President for Public Policy and Advocacy, testifies before the House Financial Services Committee on House Bill 4251

Lansing Update: October 4, 2019

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. This week: Governor Uses State Administrative Board to Move Funds, Liberally Uses Line Item Veto Power in State Budget Row; MCC Testifies at House Financial Services Committee Hearing on New Safeguards for Payday Lending; Respect Life Month Theme: "Christ Our Hope: In Every Season of Life"; REMINDER: Petition Drive to End Dismemberment Abortion During Respect Life Month. Read more…

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News Release: Whitmer Vetoes Funds for Pregnant Women, Nonpublic Schools

Women who find themselves in a crisis pregnancy will no longer have access to state funds for maternal and child well-being support from local non-profit organizations after Governor Gretchen Whitmer today vetoed $700,000 in funding for the Michigan Pregnancy and Parenting Support Services Program. In addition to eliminating funds to help women in crisis pregnancies, Governor Whitmer also vetoed from the state budget monies that help ensure health and safety protections for students enrolled in nonpublic schools. These cuts were among 147 line-item vetoes issued by Governor Whitmer today from departmental budgets previously passed by the legislature. Read more…

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Lansing Update: September 27, 2019

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. This week: Pregnancy Program, Funds for Nonpublic Schools May be in State Budget Jeopardy; Suicide Commission Bill Approved by House; MCC Supports Expansion of Dual Enrollment Opportunities; Major Legal Victory for Faith-based Adoption and Foster Care; REMINDER: Sign the Petition Drive to End Dismemberment Abortion. Read more…

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Lansing Update: September 20, 2019

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. This week: As Deadline Looms, Legislators Begin to Move State Budget; TAKE ACTION: Contact Your U.S. Representative Regarding the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act; Suicide Commission Bill Moves to Full House; Elder and Vulnerable Adult Abuse Legislation Before Full House; Abuse Prevention Bills Passed by House; REMINDER: Sign the Petition Drive to End Dismemberment Abortion. Read more…

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The Word from Lansing: EITC Extends a Helping Hand

A state’s budget reflects how it cares for its citizens, especially those who are struggling. As lawmakers continue formulating the final 2019–2020 budget, Michigan Catholic Conference is advocating for the inclusion of policies that benefit low-income workers, such as the state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The Word from Lansing column for September address why the EITC matters and should be restored. Read more…

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Lansing Update: September 13, 2019

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. This week: Nonpublic Schools Maintain Strong Presence in Education Budget; REMINDER: Sign the Petition Drive to End Dismemberment Abortion; Marijuana Warning Label Bill Passes House with Bipartisan Support; Inmate Medicaid Coverage Resolution Approved by Full House; Forensic Science Commission Bill Reviewed by Senate Committee. Read more…

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Lansing Update: September 6, 2019

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. This week: Lawmakers Greet Michigan Bishops at State Capitol Luncheon; Suicide Commission Bill Reported by House Committee; Abuse Prevention Discussion Continues in House; Full Senate to Consider Vulnerable Adult Package; House Committee Passes Inmate Medicaid Coverage Resolution. Read more…

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Lansing Update: August 30, 2019

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. This week: Legislation Requiring Marijuana Warning Labels Clear House Committee; MCC Supports Bills That Protect Victims of Sexual Assault; Resolution Regarding Inmate Medicaid Coverage Considered. Read more…

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Lansing Update: August 23, 2019

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. This week: Federal Court Begins Hearing Catholic Adoption Cases; The Word from Lansing: End Dismemberment Abortion; USCCB Expresses Deep Concern Over Public Charge Rule. Read more…

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The Word from Lansing: End Dismemberment Abortion in Michigan

Currently, a citizen’s initiative petition drive is underway to ban the brutal dismemberment abortion procedure, and the signatures of 400,000 registered Michigan voters are needed by December 26. In the drive’s first month, pro-life citizens ordered over 125,000 petitions, demonstrating wide support for the measure. The Word from Lansing column for August explains why the Michigan bishops encourage full participation in signature gathering efforts. Read more…

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Lansing Update: August 2, 2019

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. This week: Enthusiasm for Dismemberment Petition Drive Continues; MCC and Coalition Urge Support of State EITC Boost; FOCUS: Catholic Charities—Uniting Children With Loving Homes; U.S. Bishops Oppose Decision re Federal Death Penalty. Read more…

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Name
Michigan Catholic Conference
Phone
(800) 395-5565
Fax
(517) 372-3940
Email
Address
510 South Capitol Avenue
Lansing, Michigan 48933
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