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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 Connect Newsletter: Dec. 20, 2021

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | February 9, 2022 | Comments Off on Capitol Connect Newsletter: Dec. 20, 2021

In This Issue: 2021 Policy Priorities and Positive OutcomesIn the News 2021 Policy Priorities and Positive Outcomes  While 2021 remains just as unique and unpredictable as 2020, the LRCC’s government relations team has been serving its essential role of supporting and advocating on issues important to you. Below you will find the policy priorities along…

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Capitol Connection Newsletter: Dec. 7, 2021

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | December 8, 2021 | Comments Off on Capitol Connection Newsletter: Dec. 7, 2021

In This Issue: Winning Michigan Jobs December is Career Exploration and Awareness Month in Michigan $400 Per Vehicle Announced in Auto Insurance Refunds 2021 MNRTF Development Project Recommendations Announced Winning Jobs Michigan The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) joined over 20 organizations and leaders throughout the state as part of the Winning Michigan Jobs…

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Capitol Connection Newsletter: Nov. 23, 2021

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | November 26, 2021 | Comments Off on Capitol Connection Newsletter: Nov. 23, 2021

In This Issue: Infrastructure Bill Signed Into Law, What Now? MDHHS Issues Mask Advisory for Holiday Season Infrastructure Bill Signed into Law, What Now? Last week, President Biden signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. This legislation represents over a decade of hard work, and it will bring billions in desperately needed investment for…

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Capital Connection Newsletter: Oct. 11, 2021

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | November 1, 2021 | Comments Off on Capital Connection Newsletter: Oct. 11, 2021

In This Issue: What’s Going on in Congress Michigan State Budget Signed Lansing City Pulse – The Jobs Issue Michigan Sees Strong Q2 Growth What’s Going on in Congress Currently, Congress is debating whether to tie two separate pieces of legislation, the infrastructure bill and the reconciliation bill, together or not. The LRCC has been…

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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 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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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: 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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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 FY24 I-496 Construction Update The Corporate Transparency Act Explained 2023 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…

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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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