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.

    November 11, 2005

    Bishop Sample Joins Michigan Catholic Conference Board of Directors; Michigan Catholic Conference Testifies Against Contraceptive Mandates; Stem Cell Issue Comes to Forefront in Michigan; House Education Committee Addresses Mandated High School Curriculum; Governor Releases 2006-07 Executive Budget Recommendations.

    November 4, 2005

    Agreement Reached on Business Tax Cuts, Investment to Spur Economy; Department of Human Services Releases Welfare Reform Suggestions; Schools to Receive Assistance for Students Displaced by Katrina; Attorney General Rules in Favor of Mexican Drivers.

    September 23, 2005

    Action Alert: Urge U.S. Senators to Support Educational Equality; Michigan’s Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Ruled Unconstitutional; Fiscal Year 2005-06 State Budget Update.

    July 1, 2005

    Securitization Includes Protection of Merit Scholarship Funds; Legislation Regulating Payday Lenders Passes House; Senate Passes School Security Bills.

    June 24, 2005

    MCC Calls For Preferential Treatment of State’a Poor and Vulnerable; Support Urged for Federal Fair Housing Proposal; Bishop Walter Hurley Named Bishop of Grand Rapids Diocese; Attorney General Rules Merit Board Cannot Require Service; House Allocates Additional Dollars to Lower-Funded Schools; Legislature Moving “Pupil Protection’ Measures.

    June 10, 2005

    House Passes Omnibus Bill Targeting Medicaid, Welfare; Embryonic Stem Cell Research Bills Introduced in Lansing; “Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005” Update; Michigan Catholic Conference to Assist USCCB in Immigration Campaign.

    May 13, 2005

    Ultrasound Bill Ready for Full House Vote; Senate Outlaws Sale of Violent Video Games to Children; .xxx Domain Names Sought for Adult-Only Web Sites; State Superintendent Search Narrowed to Three Finalists; Federal Stem Cell Bill Introduced, With Michigan Support.

    May 6, 2005

    Committee Passes Legislation Offering Ultrasound Image Prior to Abortion; Bills Creating a State Earned Income Tax Credit Introduced.

    April 29, 2005

    Legislative Day Attracts Some 300 Catholics From Across the State; Equality in Education Among Key Issues Raised at Legislative Day; Governor Unveils Plan to Restructure Merit Award Scholarships; Committee Hearings of Interest.

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