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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: March 17, 2021

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | March 23, 2021 | Comments Off on Capitol Connection Newsletter: March 17, 2021

In This Issue: The American Rescue Plan Governor Whitmer FY22 State Budget OverviewRELAUNCH 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 local governments.…

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Capitol Connection Newsletter: March 3

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | March 3, 2021 | Comments Off on 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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Capitol Connection Newsletter: Feb. 17, 2021

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | February 17, 2021 | Comments Off on Capitol Connection Newsletter: Feb. 17, 2021

In This Issue: Joint Letter to Gov. Whitmer from Chamber, Mayor Schor & Downtown Lansing, Inc. Michigan’s Child Care Coalition  Letter to the Michigan Department of Education  Lansing Regional Chamber Joins Coalition for the Great Start Readiness Program Lt. Governor Gilchrist Meets with Chamber Members Joint Letter to Governor Whitmer from Lansing Regional Chamber, Mayor…

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Capitol Connection Newsletter: Jan. 19, 2021

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | February 16, 2021 | Comments Off on Capitol Connection Newsletter: Jan. 19, 2021

In This Issue: 2020 Chamber Policy Successes  2021 Chamber Policy Priorities Welcome Mark Blinn 2021 Election Focus: Lansing and East Lansing 2020 Chamber Policy Successes  There is no doubt that 2020 was a challenging year with COVID-19, along with a tough political cycle. However, your LRCC’s government affairs team served its essential role of supporting…

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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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