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This week, the Michigan State Legislature approved the use of $4.2 billion of the federal COVID-19 relief bill. The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) is urging the Governor and State Legislature to work on funding the full $5.6 billion that Congress has passed through the most recent bipartisan COVID-19 relief bill. “We urge the…

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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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March 2, 2021 Dear: Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich, Speaker of the House Jason Wentworth, House Minority Leader Donna Lasinski, Capitol Caucus Thank you for your continued work on providing much-needed relief to Michigan workers, businesses, and residents. We urge you to work collaboratively with your colleagues…

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March 1, 2021 The Honorable Gretchen Whitmer State of MichiganP.O. Box 30013Lansing, MI 48909 Re: Restaurant Reopening Dear Governor Whitmer: Our organizations are encouraged by the data that continues to be shared across Michigan. Positivity rates are trending in the right direction and vaccines are reaching more Michiganders every day. It is no secret that…

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February 19, 2021 The Honorable Gretchen Whitmer State of MichiganP.O. Box 30013Lansing, MI 48909 Re: Returning to the Office Dear Governor Whitmer: As COVID-19 cases and positivity rates trend in the right direction, and as vaccines reach more Michiganders every day, we write in hopes that employees will soon be able to return to the…

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The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) has joined with 13 other business organizations in Michigan in calling for a graduated reopening of the state’s restaurants. In a letter to Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the Coalition says it supports a science-based and data-drivenreopening. “There is no question that some industries have been hit harder than others…

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The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) urges Governor Gretchen Whitmer and state lawmakers to authorize a full reopening of event and meeting venues in Michigan. In letters to the Governor and State Senator Curtis Hertel, who chairs the Capitol Caucus, LRCC says the industry needs “immediate action to survive.” Currently, meeting/event venues are limited…

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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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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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