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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: Feb. 21, 2023

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | February 21, 2023 | Comments Off on Capitol Connection Newsletter: Feb. 21, 2023

In This Issue: Gov. Whitmer Executive Budget FY24I-496 Construction UpdateThe Corporate Transparency Act Explained2023 LRCC Policy Priority Focus Areas Gov. Whitmer Executive Budget FY24 Governor Whitmer and Budget Director Chris Harkins presented the governor’s executive budget recommendations for the 2023-24 fiscal year. The proposed budget is $79 billion. Of the $79.4 billion in proposed spending, $14.8…

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Capitol Connection Newsletter: Jan. 31, 2023

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | January 31, 2023 | Comments Off on Capitol Connection Newsletter: Jan. 31, 2023

In This Issue: 2023 Policy Priority Focus Areas Working Families Tax Cut Passed by the State Legislature  LRCC Supports Expansion of Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act  2023 Policy Priority Focus Areas The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) serves as the voice of business for the Greater Lansing region. Our public affairs team is focused on…

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Capitol Connection Newsletter Dec. 6, 2022

By sjapinga@lansingchamber.org | December 6, 2022 | Comments Off on Capitol Connection Newsletter Dec. 6, 2022

In This Issue Housing Bills Clear Legislature, Head to Governor for Signature Minimum Wage to Increase in 2023, Restaurant Workers Are Concerned Corporate Transparency Act Presidential Primary Housing Bills Clear Legislature, Head to Governor for Signature A bipartisan package of bills focused on workforce housing passed the Michigan State Senate this week and now heads…

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Capitol Connection Newsletter Nov. 29, 2022

By sjapinga@lansingchamber.org | November 29, 2022 | Comments Off on Capitol Connection Newsletter Nov. 29, 2022

In This Issue Election Recap – What’s Next Lansing Regional Chamber-PAC Endorsed Candidates Celebrate Election Night Success Key Candidates Serving in Leadership Roles Federal Update Election Recap – What’s Next Now that the 2022 general election is a few weeks behind us, we wanted to provide you key highlights important to our region. Governor Gretchen…

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Capitol Connection Newsletter Oct. 11, 2022

By sjapinga@lansingchamber.org | October 12, 2022 | Comments Off on Capitol Connection Newsletter Oct. 11, 2022

In This Issue: Four Weeks Until the General Election Help Us Make Sure Our Candidates Win on Nov. 8 Tri-County Public Transit Agencies Launch Unprecedented Partnership to Enhance Regional Mobility Capital Region International Airport Awarded Economic Development Grant Four Weeks Until the General Election We are officially four weeks away from the Nov. 8 general…

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Capitol Connection Newsletter: Aug. 9, 2022

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | August 10, 2022 | Comments Off on Capitol Connection Newsletter: Aug. 9, 2022

In This Issue: Inflation Reduction Act Rebuilding Michigan Infrastructure Projects MRA Buy Nearby Economic Analysis Downtown Lansing Two-Way Street Conversions Inflation Reduction Act The U.S. Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act, which is meant to provide funding for clean energy investments, address healthcare costs and raises taxes. The bill heads to the U.S. House of…

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Capitol Connect: July 17, 2022

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | August 1, 2022 | Comments Off on Capitol Connect: July 17, 2022

In This Issue: The LRCC Joined Ingham ISD, Public Safety Officials to Discuss School Safety & Security State House Introduces Bills on School Safety & Mental Health State Budget Approved, $7B Still in Play Heritage Hall Opens New Project Alert The LRCC Joined Ingham ISD, Public Safety Officials to Discuss School Safety & Security The…

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Capitol Connection Newsletter: May 16, 2022

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | August 1, 2022 | Comments Off on Capitol Connection Newsletter: May 16, 2022

In This Issue: It’s Infrastructure Week Decade! Supporting Semiconductor Production State Legislature Sends Term Limit Reform to November Ballot Senate Bill 888 – Establishing Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Commission One-Click Letter to Strengthen & Support Downtown LRCC Supports German Auto Company HQ Proposal in East Lansing LRCC Messages Local Units of Governments to Spend ARPA Funds Wisely It’s…

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Capitol Connection Newsletter: April 12, 2022

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | April 13, 2022 | Comments Off on Capitol Connection Newsletter: April 12, 2022

In This Issue: LRCC Business Roundtable with Congressman Peter Meijer and Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin New Districts. Who’s In, Who’s Out? Restaurant Revitalization Fund Approved by U.S. House LRCC Applauds State Adoption of $4.7B Infrastructure Package Lansing Regional Chamber Supports Lansing Schools Zero Mills Increase Bond Proposal Mark Your Calendar Lansing Regional Chamber Business Roundtable with…

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Capitol Connection Newsletter: March 8, 2022

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | April 13, 2022 | Comments Off on Capitol Connection Newsletter: March 8, 2022

In This Issue: Update from Washington D.C. Protecting Manufacturing Research & Development Follow The Money – American Rescue Plan Act Tracker Now Available Michigan Afflicted Business Relief Grant Program Applications Due March 31 Current State Legislation Of Interest Update from Washington D.C. Latest Russia & Ukraine NewsOur partners at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are…

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Capitol Connection: February 20, 2024

By amatelonek@lansingchamber.org | February 20, 2024 | Comments Off on Capitol Connection: February 20, 2024

In this Issue Local Updates Rebuild Lansing Lansing, as our capital city, serves as the core of our region. It’s a vibrant hub with immense potential, and now, more than ever, our city officials have a unique opportunity to strategically invest in its long-term strength. Working collaboratively, business and labor joined forces with state officials…

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Capitol Connection: January 16, 2024

By amatelonek@lansingchamber.org | January 16, 2024 | Comments Off on Capitol Connection: January 16, 2024

2024 starts with an amazing and potentially transformational opportunity for the city of Lansing’s elected leaders to rebuild Lansing and invest in our shared mid-Michigan community

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Capitol Connection: November 14, 2023

By amatelonek@lansingchamber.org | November 14, 2023 | Comments Off on Capitol Connection: November 14, 2023

The Lansing Regional Chamber Capitol Connection Newsletter provides policy, legislative and political updates from the LRCC public affairs department.

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Capitol Connection: October 10, 2023

By amatelonek@lansingchamber.org | October 11, 2023 | Comments Off on Capitol Connection: October 10, 2023

In This Issue First Annual Lansing Economic & Fiscal Outlook Event Recap Michigan State University Extension, Martin Commercial Properties, and the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce held our first annual Lansing Regional Economic and Fiscal Outlook. Key takeaways include: The presentation PowerPoint slides is available here. Business Groups Launch Great Lakes Growth Coalition  Michigan job creators…

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Capitol Connection: September 19, 2023

By amatelonek@lansingchamber.org | September 19, 2023 | Comments Off on Capitol Connection: September 19, 2023

For the very first time in history, the United Auto Workers (UAW) union has initiated simultaneous strikes against all three major automakers, as they were unable to reach an agreement on a new contract before the Thursday 11:59 p.m. deadline.

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Capitol Connection: August 15, 2023

By amatelonek@lansingchamber.org | August 15, 2023 | Comments Off on Capitol Connection: August 15, 2023

Watch the video update from Steve Japinga, senior vice president of public affairs, Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC), to learn more about the LRCC’s advocacy and legislative efforts highlighted in this month’s Capitol Connection Newsletter

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Capitol Connection Newsletter: June 13, 2023

By amatelonek@lansingchamber.org | June 13, 2023 | Comments Off on Capitol Connection Newsletter: June 13, 2023

In This Issue Poll Identifies Public Safety as the Most Important Issue Among City of Lansing Voters A poll commissioned by Advance Greater Lansing shows that public safety is the leading concern among voters in the city of Lansing. The poll of citizens who are likely to vote in the 2023 Lansing City Council election…

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Capitol Connection Newsletter: May 9, 2023

By amatelonek@lansingchamber.org | May 10, 2023 | Comments Off on Capitol Connection Newsletter: May 9, 2023

In This Issue MDOT Construction UpdateAs we move into another year of economic recovery and growth, it’s important to stay informed about the state of our transportation infrastructure and how it affects our businesses and communities. That’s why we’re excited to invite you to a virtual construction update by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) on…

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Capitol Connection Newsletter: April 11, 2023

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | April 17, 2023 | Comments Off on Capitol Connection Newsletter: April 11, 2023

In This Issue MDOT Construction Update for LRCC Members Great Lakes Michigan Job Coalition Pushes Great Lakes Tunnel Project to Resume State Income Tax to Decrease for One Year  MDOT Construction Update for LRCC Members As we move into another year of economic recovery and growth, it’s important to stay informed about the state of…

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Capitol Connection Newsletter: March 14, 2023

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | March 19, 2023 | Comments Off on Capitol Connection Newsletter: March 14, 2023

In This Issue: Right-to-Work Tax Relief Legislation Signed $3.9 Billion More Needed to Fix MI Roads FY24 Community Funding Projects Submitted FTC Non-Competes Proposal Federal Permitting Reform Right-to-Work The Michigan House of Representatives passed legislation last week and will likely take up in the Michigan Senate this week bills pertaining to repealing Right-to-Work and restoring…

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