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Capitol Connection Newsletter: March 17, 2021

In This Issue: The American Rescue Plan  Governor Whitmer FY22 State Budget Overview RELAUNCH Greater Lansing Vaccine Toolkit The American Rescue Plan President Joe Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 on March 11. The $1.9 trillion package aims to provide COVID-19 related-relief to businesses, individuals, unemployed, schools, public health, and…

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RELAUNCH Greater Lansing Task Force Initiates Comprehensive Covid Vaccination Communication Campaign

Employer Toolkit and Trusted Voices Video Series to Encourage Vaccinations to Reopen Regional Economy Safely The RELAUNCH Greater Lansing: Economic Rehabilitation Task Force has launched a comprehensive communications campaign designed to help employers communicate with employees and encourage them to receive a COVID vaccine to move the region’s economy closer to reopening safely. The campaign…

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Lansing Regional Chamber Urges Governor, State Legislature to Work Together and Allocate Full $5.6B Funding to Help Small Businesses, Workers, Municipalities, and the Classroom

This week, the Michigan State Legislature approved the use of $4.2 billion of the federal COVID-19 relief bill. The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) is urging the Governor and State Legislature to work on funding the full $5.6 billion that Congress has passed through the most recent bipartisan COVID-19 relief bill. “We urge the…

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Capitol Connection Newsletter: March 3

In This Issue: Governor Announces Ease on COVID-19 Business Restrictions  Business Groups to Gov. Whitmer re. Restaurant Reopening COVID-19 Relief Package Approved by State Legislature, Heads to Governor for Final Approval Lansing Chamber Continues to Push to Ease Restrictions on Office Work Chip-In So We Can Elect Business Friendly Candidates In the News Governor Announces…

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LRCC Letter to Gov. Whitmer, Quadrant Leaders and Capitol Caucus Members to Approve COVID-19 Relief Legislation

March 2, 2021 Dear: Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich, Speaker of the House Jason Wentworth, House Minority Leader Donna Lasinski, Capitol Caucus Thank you for your continued work on providing much-needed relief to Michigan workers, businesses, and residents. We urge you to work collaboratively with your colleagues…

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Business Groups to Gov. Whitmer re. Restaurant Reopening

March 1, 2021 The Honorable Gretchen Whitmer State of MichiganP.O. Box 30013Lansing, MI 48909 Re: Restaurant Reopening Dear Governor Whitmer: Our organizations are encouraged by the data that continues to be shared across Michigan. Positivity rates are trending in the right direction and vaccines are reaching more Michiganders every day. It is no secret that…

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Business Groups to Gov. Whitmer re. Restaurant Reopening

February 19, 2021 The Honorable Gretchen Whitmer State of MichiganP.O. Box 30013Lansing, MI 48909 Re: Returning to the Office Dear Governor Whitmer: As COVID-19 cases and positivity rates trend in the right direction, and as vaccines reach more Michiganders every day, we write in hopes that employees will soon be able to return to the…

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Lansing Regional Chamber Joins with Business Coalition Calling for Graduated Reopening of Michigan Restaurants

The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) has joined with 13 other business organizations in Michigan in calling for a graduated reopening of the state’s restaurants. In a letter to Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the Coalition says it supports a science-based and data-drivenreopening. “There is no question that some industries have been hit harder than others…

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Lansing Regional Chamber Urges Governor Whitmer and State Lawmakers to Authorize Full Reopening of Meeting/Event Venues

The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) urges Governor Gretchen Whitmer and state lawmakers to authorize a full reopening of event and meeting venues in Michigan. In letters to the Governor and State Senator Curtis Hertel, who chairs the Capitol Caucus, LRCC says the industry needs “immediate action to survive.” Currently, meeting/event venues are limited…

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