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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.

Tom Hickson (MCC), Curtis Chambers (Burt Lake Band of Ottawa Indians), and Paul Stankewitz (MCC) stand outside of Representative Jack Bergman's office in Washington, D.C.

February 9, 2018

Governor Presents Budget Recommendations to Legislature for 2018–2019 Year; Dual Enrollment Expansion Becomes Law; MCC Participates in Social Ministry Gathering, Speaks to Need for Dreamer Solution; National Marriage Week is February 7–14; February 8th Marks International Day of Prayer for Victims of Human Trafficking. Read more…

MCC Intern Bailey LeBeau holding a

January 26, 2018

This week: Rally at State Capitol Celebrates National School Choice Week; National Catholic Schools Week Highlights Contributions of Catholic Education; Border District Dual Enrollment Expansion Continues to Governor; March for Life Sends a Strong Message of Love to Mothers and Children; USCCB Applauds New HHS Initiatives on Conscience and Religious Freedom; Federal Fix for Dreamers Remains an Ongoing Concern; The Word from Lansing Column: New Laws Seek to Curb Opioid Crisis in Michigan. Read more…

Migrant worker picking produce in the sun

January 12, 2018

This week: National Migration Week Recognizes Dignity of Immigrants, Refugees, and Trafficking Victims ; U.S. Bishops Express Support for Legislative Solution for Dreamers; In Honor of MLK Day, U.S. Bishops Call for Courage and Commitment; State Ok2Say Program Continues to Protect Student Safety; "9 Days for Life" Campaign Will Run January 18–26. Read more…

Four school children and their teacher working on building a robot in the classroom

January 5, 2018

This week: Michigan Takes Action Against Opioid Crisis as New Laws Are Enacted; Governor Signs Unemployment Compensation Measures Into Law; Competitive FIRST Robotics Grants Awarded; Nonpublic Schools Receive $157,700; Read more…

A young couple contemplating their finances

December 15, 2017

This week: Governor Signs Two Measures Eliminating the Law Enforcement Prostitution Exemption; Unemployment Compensation Bills Continue to Governor's Desk; Legislature Approves Opioid Bills, Sends Package to Governor Snyder; House Widely Supports Medical Marijuana Warning Label for Pregnant and Nursing Mothers; Legislation Protecting Victims of Sexual Assault Passes Senate Committee; The Word From Lansing Column: Encountering the Poor This Advent and Beyond. Read more…

A baker with his wedding ring visible decorating a cake

December 8, 2017

This week: SCOTUS Hears Oral Arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop Case, USCCB Issues Comments; U.S. Bishops to Congress: Advance Tax Reform That Meets Key Moral Concerns; Prohibition of Nudity in Adult-Oriented Businesses with Liquor Licenses Continues to Full Senate; Medical Marijuana Warning Label for Pregnant and Nursing Mothers Continues to House; U.S. House of Representatives Unanimously Approves Increase of Federal FGM Penalties. Governor Signs Parental Rights and FGM Legislation Into Law Read more…

School children walking to class

December 1, 2017

This week: TAKE ACTION! Public Comment Period on HHS Mandate Exemption Open Until Dec 5; Federal Tax Reform Discussion Continues; USCCB Calls for Changes in Both Proposals; Elimination of Prostitution Exemption for Law Enforcement Close to Governor's Desk; Michigan Senate Unanimously Passes Bill Regarding FGM and Parental Rights; Border District Dual Enrollment Expansion Continues Towards Final Passage; Senate Oversight Committee Approves Unemployment Compensation Reform Package. Read more…

Parents holding a smiling baby boy

November 17, 2017

This week: Beatification for Detroit's Fr. Solanus Casey Will Take Place 11/18; Governor Signs POST Measures Into Law; The Word from Lansing Column: Promoting a Respect for Life. Read more…

Four children dressed in school uniforms

November 10, 2017

This week: Interfaith Conference Highlights Value of Religious Freedom and Collaborative Efforts; New FOCUS Publication: Promoting a Respect for Life; MCC Testifies Against Allowing Concealed Carry in Gun-Free Zones; House of Representatives Votes to Move Sentencing Bill Forward; Employment Security Package Supported by MCC Passes House Unanimously; MCC Presents on Shared Time in House K–12 Appropriations Subcommittee. Read more…

Elderly woman and man laughing together in the park

November 3, 2017

This week: Safe Delivery Update Becomes Law; Prohibition on Local Excise Taxes for Food Becomes Law; POST Package Continues Forward to Governor's Desk; Michigan Legislature Continues Discussion and Movement on Opioid Measures; Unemployment Insurance Package Clears House Committee, Continues to Full House. Read more…

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Michigan Catholic Conference
(800) 395-5565
(517) 372-3940
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Lansing, Michigan 48933
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