Several MCC-Supported Bills Could Soon Be Signed Into Law; Michigan Legislature Approves Sale of Fetal Body Parts Ban; Unemployment Insurance Bill Passes Late in Legislative Session; Revised Energy Legislation Passes Legislature — Governor's Approval Expected; Governor Approves Heat and Eat, Successor Judge, & Human Trafficking Measures; Overview of Major Accomplishments; President-Elect Chooses Michigan's Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary.
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Michigan Legislature Passes Funding for "Heat and Eat" Policies; Bills for Wrongful Imprisonment Compensation and Services Continue Forward; Successor Judge Bill Headed to Governor's Desk; MCC Opposes Resolution to Halt Refugee Resettlement; Senate Judiciary Committee Passes Vulnerable Adult Abuse Bill. Human Trafficking Bills Receive Unanimous Approval in Senate Committee 2015-2016 Legislature Will Adjourn After Next Week
ACTION NEEDED! Tell Congress to Pass Human Trafficking Funding; Registration Open for MCC's February 11th Human Trafficking Conference; Senate Committee Passes School Transportation Bill; HB 5753 Continues to Full Senate; Human Trafficking Expungement Bills Pass Senate Unanimously; The Word from Lansing Column: Seek Compassionate Care, Not Assisted Suicide; Most Reverend David Walkowiak, Bishop of Grand Rapids, Opens Senate Session With Prayer.
ACTION NEEDED! Urge AMA to Continue Opposing Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia; Analysis of the 2016 Elections; Energy Legislation Passes Senate; Application Now Open for School Safety Grant.
Vote on Tuesday, November 8; Why does this election matter?; What do the U.S. Bishops say about voting?; What issues should be considered before voting?; I've chosen my candidates/positions—what next?
Visit Michigan Catholic Conference's Election Page; The Word from Lansing Column: Calling for Dignity in the Public Square; President of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Urges Respect for Religion; Student Transportation Measure Passes Full Senate.
State of Michigan Prepares to Reimburse Nonpublic Schools for State Mandates; MCC Launches 2016 Election Website.
FOCUS: The Issues, The Candidates and Your Vote 2016; MCC Advocates for Immigrant Legislation; House Approves Transportation Bill With Bipartisan Support; Kevin's Law Update Passed by Senate Health Policy Committee; Joint Custody Legislation Considered in House Committee; Wrongful Imprisonment Bills Continue Forward to Michigan House.
Public Comment Period Open on HHS Mandate; Comments Needed; MCC Responds to State Board of Education Vote; The Word from Lansing Column: Opportunities for Work and its Impact on Society; U.S. Bishops Speak on Religious Liberty, Abortion, Migration, & Marriage This Week
Human Trafficking Expungement Bills Continue Forward; Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Successor Judge Legislation; MCC Testifies in House Education Committee on Student Transportation Bill; USCCB Issues Comments in NIH Chimera Research Proposal; Prayer for Peace in Our Communities Brings Attention to Issues of Violence.