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.

    May 8, 2009

    Safety Net Slashed as Legislature Eliminates $1.3 Billion Deficit; Conference Testifies in Support of Juvenile Life Without Parole Changes; House Education Committee Takes Up “School Turnaround Plan” Bills.

    April 3, 2009

    2009–10 Budget Bills Begin to Move; House Committee Continues to Hear Testimony on Smoking Ban; Utility Shut-Off Protection Bills Move on to Senate.

    March 27, 2009

    MCC Appointed to Michigan Low-Income Energy Assistance Task Force; Utility Shut-Off Protection Bills Move on to Full House; Higher Education Budget Advances with Tuition Grant Secure; Time Winding Down for Public Comments on HHS Conscience Rescission.

    March 13, 2009

    Catholic Conference Comments on Embryo Research Executive Order; House Creates Subcommittee on Indigent Defense; Catholic Conference Questions U.S. Senators’ Commitments to Education.

    March 6, 2009

    Conference Urges Support for D.C. Voucher Program; High School Drop-out Age Increase Headed to Senate; Support for USCCB Pro-Life Email Campaign Urged by MCC; Catholic Conference Issues Statement in Support of Safe Stem Cell Research Discovery; Schedule for Departmental Budgets Announced.

    February 13, 2009

    Governor’s Budget Recommendations Include $670 Million in Cuts; Wayne County Executive Seeks to Lure Embryo Destructive Research Firms; Legislation Increasing High School Drop Out Age Moves Out of Committee.

    January 30, 2009

    Catholic Conference Releases 2009–2010 Advocacy Priorities; Committee Assignments Announced, Legislature Begins New Session; State Senate Adopts Resolution Honoring Catholic Schools Week; Legislation of Interest.

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