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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.

An overhead view of the Michigan Senate floor

October 11, 2019

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

October 4, 2019

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…

A group of kindergarten-aged kids sitting outside, smiling and posing for the camera

September 27, 2019

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…

A closeup photo of the Michigan Capitol Building

September 20, 2019

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…

A young girl works on her exam at school

September 13, 2019

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…

A man comforts an elderly woman in a wheelchair

September 6, 2019

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…

An expectant mother and her husband smile while they both touch her belly

August 30, 2019

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…

A happy family poses for a picture on a trail through the forest

August 23, 2019

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…

A mother holds her smiling daughter in a public park

August 2, 2019

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…

A young girl in a pink raincoat and her grandmother picking strawberries together

July 12, 2019

This week: Support Petition to End Dismemberment Abortion; Attend July Pro-Life Conference in East Lansing. Read more…

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Michigan Catholic Conference
(800) 395-5565
(517) 372-3940
510 South Capitol Avenue
Lansing, Michigan 48933
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