Name
Michigan Catholic Conference
Phone
(800) 395-5565
Fax
(517) 372-3940
Address
510 S. Capitol Ave.
Lansing, MI 48933
MCC Vice President for Public Policy and Advocacy Tom Hickson testified in favor of Senate Bill 3 before the Senate Housing and Human Services Committee.

Lansing Update: Massive Tax Cut for Working Poor Passes Legislature!

MCC efforts to get the state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) expanded for working families took big strides this week after both chambers approved legislation to do so by large bipartisan majorities. MCC this week also commented on the Governor’s State of the State address and co-sponsored the annual school choice rally at the Capitol. Read about MCC’s advocacy efforts and more in this week’s Lansing Update

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News Release: MCC Grateful for Bipartisan House Passage of EITC Legislation

Tax relief for low-income workers moves closer to final passage

In a statement, MCC regonized the overwhelming bipartisan votes by both the state House and Senate this week to increase the state earned income tax credit to 30 percent and make it effective immediately for the 2022 tax year, a significant step forward for delivering immediate tax relief to working, lower-income Michigan families. Read more…

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News Release: Catholic Conference Comments on Laws that Promote and Protect Dignity of Life and Work Following Governor’s Address

MCC Urges Legislative Support for Gun Control, Increase to EITC Tax Policy

Michigan Catholic Conference issued a statement offering support for legislation that protects children from gun violence as well as an increase to a state tax policy that aids low-income workers in Michigan — both of which were mentioned by the Governor in her State of the State address this week — in recognition that these policies promote the dignity of human life and work. Read more…

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News Release: On the Death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Upon hearing of the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI at the age of 95, Michigan Catholic Conference President and CEO Paul A. Long offered the following reflections: “Together with the Catholic bishops and dioceses in Michigan, we offer our prayers for the soul of Benedict XVI and entrust the pope emeritus to the intercession of the Blessed Mother.” Read more…

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The Word from Lansing: What’s Next After Proposal 3 Approval? Make Abortion Unthinkable

While the approval of Proposal 3 presents a major challenge to securing the legal protection of the unborn in Michigan, it does not have to inhibit the Church’s mission to make abortion unthinkable by working to support mothers and families facing difficult pregnancies. In this Word from Lansing column, we lay out why this approach can achieve the goals sought by the pro-life movement to protect the unborn and uphold the dignity of all human life. Read more…

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Lansing Update: Bishops Express Grief, Hope After Prop 3 Passes

Despite the immense efforts of Catholics and others all across the state, voters unfortunately chose to approve Proposal 3 this week. In the face of that disappointing defeat for the cause of human life, read what the bishops of Michigan had to say in response. Plus, we offer a recap of the other major results from the election, including the news that Democrats will control all three branches of government. Read more in this week’s Lansing Update.…

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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