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The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) Capitol Connection Newsletter is a monthly email that provides policy, legislative and political updates from the LRCC public affairs department.

Capitol Connection Newsletter: Dec. 22, 2020

By John Pompei | December 22, 2020 | Comments Off on Capitol Connection Newsletter: Dec. 22, 2020

Capitol Connection Newsletter: Dec. 22, 2020 Federal Relief Legislation Approved State Relief Legislation Approved 501(c)(6) Not-For-Profit Organizations Eligible For Loans For The First Time In New Federal Stimulus Relief 2021 Election Focus: Lansing and East Lansing Congress has approved a $900 billion federal COVID-19 stimulus relief package. The stimulus relief package focuses on economic relief…

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Capitol Connection Newsletter: Dec. 15, 2020

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | December 18, 2020 | Comments Off on Capitol Connection Newsletter: Dec. 15, 2020

COVID-19 Vaccine Update Historic Flight Out of LAN 2020 Policy Priorities Successes COVID-19 Vaccine UpdateThe Michigan Department of Health and Human Services provided updates on COVID-19 vaccination plans for Michigan including priority groups, vaccine development, the safety process, and more.Current resources and information pertaining to the MDHHS Vaccination Plan (Last updated:12-11-2020) are available below.For continued updates, please…

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Capitol Connection Newsletter: Nov. 9, 2020

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | November 18, 2020 | Comments Off on Capitol Connection Newsletter: Nov. 9, 2020

In This Issue: From Election Day to Inauguration Day Lansing Regional Chamber-PAC Celebrates Election Night Success From Election Day to Inauguration DayThe U.S. Chamber of Commerce put together a helpful guide outlining the process that occurs from Election Day to Inauguration Day. Election Day to Inauguration Day is available here. Lansing Regional Chamber – PAC…

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Capitol Connection Newsletter: Oct. 10, 2020

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | October 26, 2020 | Comments Off on Capitol Connection Newsletter: Oct. 10, 2020

In This Issue: LRCC Policy Forum LRC-PAC 2020 Regional Election Guide COVID-19 Business Liability Protections LRCC Policy ForumWe are excited to announce that former Congressman Mike Rogers will be our keynote speaker for the upcoming Lansing Regional Chamber Virtual Policy Forum on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 11 a.m.!With less than a week out from the November general…

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Capitol Connection Newsletter: Sept. 30, 2020

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | October 26, 2020 | Comments Off on Capitol Connection Newsletter: Sept. 30, 2020

2020 Regional Election Guide This year has been especially challenging due to the global pandemic and the shutdown of our economy. As we all continue to navigate through the ever-changing environment, it is critical to have strong partners at every level of government. The tough decisions that will have to be made require elected officials…

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Capitol Connection Newsletter: Sept. 25, 2020

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | October 26, 2020 | Comments Off on Capitol Connection Newsletter: Sept. 25, 2020

In This Issue: State Budget Update Business Liability Bills PPE Tax Relief Package State Budget UpdateA revised 2021 state budget is moving forward with Governor Whitmer, the State Senate, and State House of Representatives successfully negotiating budget spending priorities. Earlier this year, there was speculation that there were possibly billions of dollars in cuts because…

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Capitol Connection Newsletter: Aug. 31, 2020

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | September 1, 2020 | Comments Off on Capitol Connection Newsletter: Aug. 31, 2020

In This Issue LRC – PAC Endorsed Candidates Score Big in General Election Consumer Spending Up in Michigan Onto the GeneralCandidates endorsed by the Lansing Regional Chamber-Political Action Committee (LRC-PAC) scored big wins during the Aug. 4 primary election. 96 percent of LRC-PAC endorsed candidates have successfully advanced to the November general election. The LRC-PAC…

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Capitol Connection Newsletter: July, 21 2020

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | July 24, 2020 | Comments Off on Capitol Connection Newsletter: July, 21 2020

In This Issue Going Pro Talent Fund Employer Liability Reform   MI Small Business Restart Grants Now Available National Environmental Policy Act Modernized East Lansing City Council Seeks Applicants to Fill Council Vacancies 15 Days! Going Pro Talent FundThe Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce along with our regional chamber partners across the state sent letters to…

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Capitol Connection Newsletter: June 30, 2020

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | June 30, 2020 | Comments Off on Capitol Connection Newsletter: June 30, 2020

In This Issue Summer Property Tax Updates Social Districts Criminal Justice Reform Legislation All Politics is Local Summer Property Tax UpdatesDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, we know that several businesses have had to shut down and are not earning revenue. Additionally, businesses have continued to tell us the most important issue of re-opening besides proper…

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Capitol Connection Newsletter: March 17, 2020

By Ashley Sandborn | March 20, 2020 | Comments Off on Capitol Connection Newsletter: March 17, 2020

In This Issue Families First Coronavirus Response Act   Economic Recovery Package Next Steps State Legislature Funds Workforce Initiatives Going-PRO, MI Reconnect Lansing City Council Amends FY20 Budget Join the LRC-PAC Newsletter  Families First Coronavirus Response Act The U.S. House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislative package H.R. 6201, Families First Coronavirus Response Act last week. This legislation heads to…

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