Michigan Catholic Conference
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Lansing, MI 48933

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.

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August 17, 2018

This week: Responses to Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report; FOCUS: The Issues, the Candidates, and Your Vote 2018; The Word from Lansing: The Future of Roe v. Wade. Read more…

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July 27, 2018

This week: ACTION NEEDED! Five Days Left to Support the "Protect Life Rule"; Participate in National Pro-Life Prayer Effort Starting August 3; USCCB Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae; Primary Election Approaching on August 7. Read more…

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July 20, 2018

This week: USCCB Launches National Pro-Life Prayer Effort; ACTION NEEDED! Show Support for the "Protect Life Rule"; ACTION NEEDED AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL! Protect Vulnerable Girls' Access to Education; The Word from Lansing: State Budget Successes and the Importance of Engagement; 2018 Election Year Guidelines for Catholic Organizations. Read more…

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June 29, 2018

This week: Governor Signs 2018–2019 State Budgets into Law; Medicaid Work Requirement Becomes Law; Second DACA Measure Defeated in U.S. House; USCCB Applauds SCOTUS for Upholding Free Speech in NIFLA v. Becerra; U.S. Bishops Express Concerns with SCOTUS Travel Ban Ruling; USCCB Expresses Disappointment in SCOTUS Janus v. AFSCME Ruling; Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Announces Retirement. Read more…

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June 22, 2018

This week: Discussion Continues in U.S. House on DACA — Action Needed!; Bishops Comment on Family Separation; President Issues Executive Order; Feasts of Two Saints Kick-off Religious Freedom Week; The Word from Lansing Column: Elections—And Your Vote—Matter. Read more…

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June 15, 2018

This week: Legislature Issues Final Approval of Education Budget Bill; Omnibus Budget Bill Sent to Governor's Desk; Governor Signs Driver's License Bills Into Law; Changes to Do-Not-Resuscitate Law Unanimously Clear Senate; USCCB President Comments on Asylum Policy for Domestic Violence Victims. Read more…

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June 8, 2018

This week: Conference Committees Reach Agreement on 2018–2019 Budget Proposals; Sexual Assault Package Moves Forward to Full Senate; House Committee Approves Marriage Disregard Legislation With MCC Support; House Passes MCC-Opposed Healthy Michigan Work Requirement; School Safety Measures Debated in Michigan Legislature; Dual Enrollment Bill Moves to Full Senate; FOCUS: Promoting Religious Freedom Through Interfaith Dialogue; USCCB Applauds SCOTUS Decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop Case; U.S. Bishops Urge Administration to Keep Families Together. Read more…

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June 1, 2018

This week: USCCB: Separating Abortion from Title X Family Planning Program "Deeply Appreciated"; Driver's License Bills to be Sent to Governor's Desk; The Word from Lansing Column: Why Michigan Needs to Raise the Age; MCC Receives Four Bronze Tellys for Freedom to Serve Videos. Read more…

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May 25, 2018

This week: Catholic Conference Applauds House Passage of Abuse Prevention Legislation; MCC Supports School Safety Bills, Which Continue Now to Senate; Catholic Press Association Honors MCC With First-Place Gabriel Award; Memorial Day Remembers Service Men and Women Across America. Read more…

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May 18, 2018

This week: House Committee Continues Debate, MCC Urges Opposition to Civil Retroactivity; Catholic Conference Applauds AG's Decision on Mandate Appeal Revenue Estimating Conference: More Funding Available for the State; School Safety Measures Move Forward to Full Senate; Full House Approves Safe Delivery Device Bill; MCC Supports Energy Freedom Bills in Concept in House Committee. 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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