Name
Michigan Catholic Conference
Phone
(800) 395-5565
Fax
(517) 372-3940
Address
510 S. Capitol Ave.
Lansing, MI 48933
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The Word from Lansing: Standing Against Religious Bigotry

The Catholic Church strongly believes in protecting religious freedom, not just for Catholics but also for those of other faiths—or no faith at all. An important component in this protection is also standing up against incidents of religious bigotry in society. The Word from Lansing for April shares examples of religious bigotry today and encourages people of goodwill to instead take the lead in fostering a climate of respect and religious tolerance. Read more…

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Lansing Update: April 12, 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: Committees Consider "Raise the Age"—MCC Testifies; MCC Raises Concerns on Sanctuary City Bills; Hospice Exemption Bills Continue to House Floor; MCC Submits Public Comments on MI-Post Forms; Suicide Prevention Commission Bill Has MCC Support. Read more…

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Lansing Update: April 5, 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: Discharge Petition Needs More Signatures for Vote on Born-Alive Act. Note: Michigan lawmakers are currently back in their home districts for the spring legislative recess. They will return to Lansing for regular session next week on Tuesday, April 9. Read more…

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Lansing Update: March 29, 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: USDA Requests Comments on Proposed SNAP Change; Continued Pressure Needed: Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act; U.S. House Calls for Action on Equality Act; USCCB Opposes; U.S. Bishops Praise Expanded Mexico City Policy; The Word from Lansing: Prioritizing the Vulnerable in the State Budget. Read more…

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Lansing Update: March 22, 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: Settlement Agreement "Does Nothing to Protect Foster Care Youth"; MCC Urges Stricter Regulations for E-Cigarettes; USCCB Opposes Equality Act; Reaffirms Authentic Human Dignity. Read more…

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The Word from Lansing: Prioritizing the Vulnerable in the State Budget

On March 5, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and State Budget Director Chris Kolb presented their Executive State Budget Recommendations for the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year. These recommendations included several positive elements, including a doubling of the state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The Word from Lansing from MCC delves further into these elements, as well as budget items not included in the governor’s proposal but that MCC will continue to advocate for during the budget process. Read more…

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Lansing Update: March 15, 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: MCC Testifies on Behalf of "Raise the Age" Package; Nonpublic School Educators Meet with State Lawmakers; Hospice Fixes to Opioid Law Pass Committees. Read more…

Senators Peter Lucido (R-Shelby Twp) and Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit) speak in support of Raise the Age legislation in front of the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee

Lansing Update: March 8, 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: MCC Reacts to Executive State Budget Recommendations; "Raise the Age" Package Receives First Senate Hearing; Join Us: Pray for an End to Infanticide. Read more…

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News Release: Governor’s Budget Applauded for EITC Increase, Yet Cuts to Pro-Life and Nonpublic School Policies Should be Reinstated

Following Gov. Whitmer’s budget presentation on March 5, MCC applauded a proposal to increase the state Earned Income Tax Credit in an effort to benefit the state’s working poor. However, MCC will continue to advocate for important pro-life and nonpublic school policies that the governor proposed cutting in her budget recommendations. Read more…

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Lansing Update: March 1, 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: Born-Alive Abortion Survivor Protection Act Fails in U.S. Senate; USCCB Commends "The Protect Life Rule" from DHHS; Governor to Present State Budget; Recommendations; Vatican Summit on Protection of Minors Comes to a Close. Read more…

Attendees of a press conference at the Michigan Capitol with a bipartisan group of State Senators who support Raise the Age legislation

Lansing Update: February 22, 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: Support Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act; Vatican Meeting Focuses on Protection of Minors; Senators Highlight Bipartisan "Raise the Age" Bills; MCC Supports Charitable Giving Tax Credit in Committee; USCCB Expresses Concerns on Border Wall Order; The Word from Lansing: Pushing Back Against Racism. 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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