Early May 2022 Newsletter

DC Based DLCC to Make Significant Play for MI Senate, House As reported by Gongwer, the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee is considering both legislative chambers in Michigan among its top priorities to make gains and potentially flip in this year's general...

Late April, 2022 Newsletter

GOP Nominating Convention Seen As Messy, Poorly Planned As reported by Gongwer, the culmination of Saturday's Michigan Republican Party state nominating convention was, in the words of several who spoke both on and off the record, a poorly run event which left many...

Mid April, 2022 Newsletter

Budget, Gas Tax, Mental Health Priorities In Senate Upon Return Work to complete a new budget will be the top Senate priority as lawmakers return to Lansing this week, with a continued focus on a possible tax break for those experiencing pain at the gas pump still...

Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award

The Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award honors program directors who find innovative ways to teach residents and fellows, and to provide quality health care while remaining connected to the initial impulse to care for others in this environment. Parker J. Palmer...

Late March, 2022 Newsletter

Senators Point to Array of Positives in $4.7B Supplemental Members of the Senate on both sides of the aisle praised the multibillion-dollar supplemental appropriations package that passed Thursday and is expected to soon be signed by the governor, with many pointing...

Mid March, 2022 Newsletter

Whitmer May Veto Recent GOP Tax Proposals Republicans in the Legislature need to come to the table and negotiate a balanced budget that can provide relief for those who are truly struggling financially, Governor Gretchen Whitmer said Friday when asked if she will veto...

Early March, 2022 Newsletter

Michigan Launches "Afflicted Businesses" Grant Program TODAY! Nearly two years after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the state of Michigan is continuing to design new programs to help support Michigan businesses that were negatively impacted by the...

Mid February, 2022 Newsletter

Counties Removing School Mask Mandates While most county health departments are moving toward no longer requiring masks in educational settings, the local agencies, the state and the federal government are still strongly recommending their use among children and...

Early February, 2022 Newsletter

Michigan Republicans Focusing on Tax Cuts Invigorated by the news that Governor Gretchen Whitmer is looking to pursue tax breaks for seniors and tax credits for the working poor, Republicans have already started to signal they're eyeing tax cuts in other arenas like...

DIFS Must Give Banks Guidance On Pot Business Under Budget

DIFS Must Give Banks Guidance On Pot Business Under Budget

DIFS Must Give Banks Guidance On Pot Business Under BudgetThe state must issue guidance to banks and other financial institutions about how to handle the money of marijuana-related businesses, under boilerplate language pending in the Michigan Department of Insurance...