Historic Week for Religious Liberty Policies in Michigan House; Michigan Senate Approves Prisoner Employability Bills; Sentencing Reform Bills Passed by Michigan House; Senate Committee Adopts Nonprofit Housing Property Exemption.
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MCC Calls for Religious Liberty Legislation to Be Priority in Lame Duck; House Approves Nuisance Legislation Related to Human Trafficking; House Committee Passes Bill to Enact Human Trafficking Health Advisory Board; The Word from Lansing in November Addresses Lame Duck Session.
6th Circuit Upholds Michigan Marriage Amendment, Reverses District Court Decision; MCC Thanks Catholics for Election Participation; Federal Legislative Race Results; State Level Executive Race Results; Michigan Legislature Chosen, Leadership Roles Decided; “Lame Duck” Session.
Special Election Message, November 3, 2014
Governor Signs Human Trafficking Bills Into Law; Governor Signs “Right To Try” Legislation; The Word from Lansing Column: Respect Life Month; Reminder: Election Materials Available At MCC Website.
Michigan Catholic Conference Launches 2014 Election Website; Human Trafficking Bills Close to Governor’s Desk; Michigan House Approves Non-Public School Professional Development Legislation; Bill Addressing Adoption Assistance for Disabilities Passes Legislature; Michigan Likely to Become Fourth State to Enact “Right to Try” Legislation; House Committee Considers Legislation to Create Interagency Council on Homelessness; Michigan Legislature on Fall Break.
Government Report Highlights Abortion Coverage in Affordable Care Act; Non-Public School Professional Development Bill Passes House Committee; Michigan House Approves Child Support Package With Wide Bipartisan Support; Asset Forfeiture Bill Passes Michigan House; The Word from Lansing Column Addresses Overcoming Obstacles to Voting.
Catholics Push for Compassion and Security for Migrant Children; U.S. Senate Narrowly Blocks Anti-Religious Liberty Measure; MCC Comments on Last Week’s Juvenile Life Without Parole Ruling; New Video on Charity and Justice Available.
Special Update on Real Alternatives and Hobby Lobby, July 1, 2014
Budget Process Complete; Legislature Has Recessed for Summer; Increased Funding Allocated for Pregnancy and Parenting Support Program; Department of Human Services Provides One-Time Funding for Center for Hope; Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Denies MCC Injunction in HHS Case; MCC Applauds Senate Approval of Homestead Tax Credit Legislation; Michigan Senate Approves Updates to Prostitution Statute; Adoption Subsidy Bill Passes Michigan Senate; Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Elder Abuse Bills; Measures Considering E-Cigarettes Continue Forward; MCC Pushes for Stronger Regulations ; New Election Resources Available from MCC.