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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. 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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Capitol Connection Newsletter: Feb. 21, 2020

By Ashley Sandborn | March 9, 2020 | Comments Off on Capitol Connection Newsletter: Feb. 21, 2020

Capitol Connection Newsletter is Back! We are excited to relaunch the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce Capitol Connection Newsletter. The monthly e-newsletter will provide policy, legislative and political updates from the LRCC public affairs department. I-496 Reconstruction Project Starting this April, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be reconstructing I-496 between I-96 and Lansing Road. The…

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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 Newsletter: Feb. 8, 2022

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | February 9, 2022 | Comments Off on Capitol Connection Newsletter: Feb. 8, 2022

In This Issue: LRCC and Regional Partners Request Help for Downtown Lansing U.S. Chamber of Commerce launches LetsRebuildAmerica.com Downtown Lansing Receives Support From Michigan Economic Development Corporation Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding Documents Current State Legislation Waverly Pathway Project LRCC And Regional Partners Request Help For Downtown Lansing The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) sent…

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