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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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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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