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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: 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 AreasWorking 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 leading advocacy…

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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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Capitol Connect Newsletter: Jan. 25, 2022

By kteribery@lansingchamber.org | February 9, 2022 | Comments Off on Capitol Connect Newsletter: Jan. 25, 2022

In This Issue: 2022 Policy Priority Focus Areas General Motors Picks Delta Township for New EV Plant Project Downtown Lansing Receives Support From Michigan Economic Development Corporation 2022 State of the State Address Lansing City Council First Ward Update Winning Michigan Jobs 2021 Policy Priorities and Positive Outcomes 2022 Policy Priority Focus Areas The Lansing…

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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 Outcomes In 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…

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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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