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.
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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.
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.
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.
2005-06 State Budget Finalized.
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.
Securitization Includes Protection of Merit Scholarship Funds; Legislation Regulating Payday Lenders Passes House; Senate Passes School Security Bills.
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.
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.
Ultrasound Bill Ready for Full House Vote; Senate Outlaws Sale of Violent Video Games to Children; .xxx Domain Names Sought for Adult-Only Web Sites; State Superintendent Search Narrowed to Three Finalists; Federal Stem Cell Bill Introduced, With Michigan Support.