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Posted on 06.24.2016 Under Legislative

Legislative Report for MAT

Judy Augenstein, Legislative Consultant

June 2016

This week mayors of 13 cities around the state issued a statement opposing legislation that would limit residents to using the public bathroom that comports with their gender at birth.  The mayors, including Detroit Mike Duggan and Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalyn Bliss, said the bills SB 993 and HB 5717 would make it more difficult to attract new residents to their communities.  They noted that North Carolina, with similar legislation, has seen companies and events move out of the state since the legislation was enacted.  “the proposed bathroom inspection bills simply do not reflect who we are nor who we want to be as Michiganders,” the mayors said in a statement to legislators.
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Posted on 06.23.2016 Under Legislative

Legislative Report for MAT

Judy Augenstein, Legislative Consultant

June 2016

Last week when the Legislature recessed early to campaign at least seven key items were left on the agenda.  The Legislature is scheduled to return to Lansing onWednesday, July 13 to continue “some” work.  The House is up for re-election as House members are allowed three, two year terms.  We will lose at least 40 House members to term limits.  The Senate is not up for re-election as they are allowed two four year terms.  Although quite a few senators are posturing to run for Congress.  Expect a heated contest for the Congressional 1st District as Senator Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba will be pitted against former Senator Jason Allen, R-Traverse City.  Lansing “pundits” contend Allen has strength in the lower northern and Casperson has a majority of support in the Upper Upper Northern and the UP.
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