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Coalition Updates


March 2018

Asbestos Background HB 5456


For what it is worth – more info than you or Mark will provably care to read….


Two reports the campaign did on asbestos industry deception and the outsized burden veterans have faced from asbestos-triggered disease:

Asbestos companies hid the danger for decades | Asbestos ...

Internal documents reveal that the asbestos industry knew long ago that its products were killing people. It did nothing.

Asbestos Industry Covered Up Danger for Decades, and ...

The asbestos industry was well aware that asbestos was deadly. Yet, the companies that mined asbestos, and those that exposed workers, military personnel ...



Asbestos mortality map for Michigan from 1999-2013:

Asbestos-Related Deaths in Michigan | Asbestos Nation ...

Asbestos is responsible for countless deaths around the world, including at least 10,000 each year in the U.S. alone. Many Americans might think it’s been banned ...



Report: Science for Sale: Ford Spends $40 Million to discredit dangers of asbestos brakes:

Ford Spent $40M to Discredit Danger of ... - Asbestos Nation

In 1971 Ford Motor Company decided that $1.25 per car was too much to spend on safer alternatives to asbestos brakes. Thirty years later, in the face of mounting ...

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February 2018

Legislative Update

Legislative Update 2-12-18 thru 2-16-18.[...]
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Legislative Update 2-19-18 thru 2-23-18.[...]
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: Legislative Update


Good Afternoon,


Attached is the legislative update for this week. Please feel free to send me any questions.


Two key points to this document:


  1. There is a committee hearing on HB 5460 this week in the Health Policy Committee.

Please review and provide any feedback so we can develop our plan for the hearing.


  1. The Tax Model document is in response to the Department developing a model for an ambulance qaap.  There is a lot of information here.  IF you would like we could schedule a call to discuss the QAAP issue further prior to our next coalition meeting.  Please let me know if you would like to do this.


Thank you,


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Legislative Update 2-5-18 thru[...]
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Attached is the legislative update for the week!

Legislative Update 1-22-18 thru 2-1-18.d[...]
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Subject: Governor Snyder's Budget Presentation - Documents and Links to Budget


Clients and Friends,


Attached please find Governor Snyder’s FY 2019 budget documents, also found at the link here:

Budget 2019 FINAL2.pdf
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January 2018

Attached is the legislative update for January 15-19th

Legislative Update 1-15-18 thru 1-19-18.[...]
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Legislative update and the documents from the Consensus Revenue Estimating conference. 


Also, State Budget Director Pscholka announced his resignation today.  He plans to leave his post at the end of February.  He will be running to replace Senator John Proos who is term-limited.

Legislative Update 1-1-18 thru 1-12-18.d[...]
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Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference.[...]
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December 2017

Attached is the last legislative log and update for 2017!  Its been a great year! 


Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!



Legislative Update 11-28-17 thru 12-21-1[...]
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Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference.[...]
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Economic and Outlook and Revenue Estimat[...]
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Economic and Revenue forecasts FY 2018 F[...]
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Economic and Revenue Outlook FY 2017-201[...]
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Michigan Economic Outlook and Budget ove[...]
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The U.S. and michigan Outlook For 2018-2[...]
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Well, after a long few weeks and especially long day yesterday, the legislature passed the Governor’s task force report.  This was a huge victory for police and fire fighters across this state. Thank you to all of you that made calls and emailed your legislators.  The Task Force report, as we have discussed, will go a long way to ensure that pensions and retiree healthcare are secured. SB 686 and HB 5298 are the main bills in the package and are identical.  The legislature  will no longer be voting on the bill to amend the Emergency Manager Act (PA 436).  The remaining bills in the package amend the various statutes pertaining to local governments by referencing the new act created in either SB 686 or 5298.  The bills have passed out of both chambers at about 2:30 am.  On Tuesday, we expect that the bills will be taken up in the opposite chamber.  There are several technical amendments that need to be made to ensure that the bills are consistent with the report.  The legislature has agreed that the technical changes will be adopted. 


For your review:



A longer report will be coming this weekend once my brain is working again!


December 2017

May 2017

Legislative Update 5-22-17 thru 5-26-17.[...]
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State of Michigan

Measuring Michigan's Performance Click here

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