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.

    September 22, 2017

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    Catholic Conference Responds to National Efforts Challenging Michigan's Adoption Legislation; Senate Committee Sends Safe Delivery Legislation to Full Senate; Sentencing Bill Clears State House Committee; Meals on Wheels Resolution Passes Senate Committee; Prostitution Exemption Elimination Continues to Full Senate; The Word from Lansing Column: Taking Steps to Overcome Racism; Civil Rights Commission Tables Request to Reinterpret ELCRA; USCCB Calls for U.S. Senate to Amend Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill.

    September 8, 2017

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    New FOCUS and Commercials Promote the Freedom to Serve in Michigan; USCCB Denounces Decision to End DACA, Calls for Congress to Act; TAKE ACTION: Join With the U.S. Bishops to Urge Support for the Conscience Protection Act.

    September 1, 2017

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    Catholics Spearhead Recovery Efforts After Hurricane Harvey; September 1 is the World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation; U.S. Bishops Urge President Trump to Continue DACA Program; Labor Day Statement from the U.S. Bishops Calls for Action.

    August 18, 2017

    Statement from Cardinal Daniel DiNardo and Bishop Frank Dewane

    U.S. Bishops Respond to Charlottesville Attack; MCC Urges Civil Rights Commission to Protect Religious Liberties; The Word from Lansing Column: Health and Safety Matter for All Michigan Students; USCCB Says RAISE Act Weakens Family Bonds.

    July 28, 2017

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    Treat All Students Fairly, MCC President and CEO Writes in The Detroit News; U.S. Bishops Comment on Rejection of Health Care Law.

    July 21, 2017

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    2017–2018 State Budget Signed Into Law; U.S. Bishops Say Federal Budget Places Poor in Jeopardy; USCCB Urges Senate to Consider More Reasonable Approach on Health Care Reform; Calls to Continue DACA Program Also Point to Need for Immigration Reform.

    July 14, 2017

    Michigan State Capital Building

    Female Genital Mutilation Now Illegal in State Law; Governor Approves Local Government and School Sale Bill; OK2SAY Efforts to Promote School Safety Signed into Law; The Word from Lansing Column: Promoting the Common Good — A Look Back; USCCB: Senate Health Care Reform Bill Still Unacceptable; U.S. Bishops Urge Administration to Raise Cap on Refugee Admissions.

    June 30, 2017

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    SCOTUS Decision in Lutheran School Playground Case 'Widen[s] the Space for Conversation'; Catholic Bishops Call U.S. Senate to Reject Changes to Social Safety Net in Health Care Bill; USCCB Responds to SCOTUS Action on Refugee Travel Ban; Convocation of Catholic Leaders Meets in Orlando This Weekend.

    June 23, 2017

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    House and Senate Agree on Education Funding in 2017–2018 State Budget; Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Budget Approved by Lawmakers; Measure to Continue OK2SAY School Safety Program Passes the Michigan Legislature; Bill on Local Governments and School Sale Close to Governor's Desk; House Approves Measures Addressing Prostitution Exemption, Spina Bifida, and MI-POST; Shared Parenting Time Measure Continues Forward to the House of Representatives; Senate Opioid Package Approved by Full Senate; U.S. Bishops React to Health Care Reform, Possible Deportation of Iraqi Refugees.

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