MCC supported policies this week that ranged from improving foster care education, to protecting mobile home residents from unjust rent increases, to improving access to driver’s licenses. Plus, gun legislation backed by MCC has now taken effect in Michigan, but work remains to promote awareness of gun safety and prevent the loss of life. Read more in this week’s Lansing Update.
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In the Governor’s budget announced this week, MCC took note of a number of funding increases for programs that help the most poor and vulnerable, while also expressing concern over cuts to funds nonpublic schools had previously been granted. Read more about the start of the conversation for the next state budget in this week’s Lansing Update.
MCC took the opportunity to urge policymakers to keep families in mind as the Governor delivered policy proposals in her State of the State address this week. To find out more about what family-first policies that MCC is pushing for adoption, read this week’s Lansing Update.
This week is an important one when it comes to advocating for human life and education, with the March for Life taking place today and National School Choice Week happening next week. Read more, including news about a possible increase to the federal Child Tax Credit, in this week’s Lansing Update.
As the calendar turns, the Michigan Legislature is preparing to return to regular session. Read this week’s Lansing Update for a preview of possible upcoming policy issues that MCC will be monitoring this year.
This week marks part two in MCC’s Top 10 list of public policy moments from 2023, from a Catholic perspective. Find out what made the list and catch up on the year that was in this Lansing Update.
As the end of the calendar year approaches, we are reflecting upon a top 10 list of public policy moments that happened in 2023, from a Catholic perspective. Read the first part in a two-part series in this week’s Lansing Update.
The long-awaited report from the state population growth council is out, and MCC commented on what the council did well and what they missed. Read more on the Catholic perspective to the state population problem, as well as other updates on legislation MCC has been working on that became law recently.
With public policymakers concerned about Michigan’s lack of population growth, MCC put forth its perspective that policies focused on supporting and growing families are key for long-term population growth in this state. For more on MCC’s advocacy on this issue, plus some resources for getting Advent started off right this Sunday, read this week’s Lansing Update.
While the Governor this week did sign the Reproductive Health Act bills that were sent to her desk, MCC noted in a press release the advocacy that resulted in a watered-down version of the RHA becoming law. Plus, ahead of Thanksgiving, MCC extends its gratitude for the dedicated Catholic grassroots network. Read more in this week’s Lansing Update.