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PFAS request
FINAL - BFS Letter - PFAS (3-29-18).pdf
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Notes from MFFTC meetings

MFFTC News and Updates 4-10-18.pdf
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MFSIA News and Updates 040618.pdf
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Coalition Updates


April 2018

Attached is the legislative update for the week.  Let me know if you have any questions.

Legislative Update 4-16-18 thru 4-20-18.[...]
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March 2018

Good Afternoon,


Attached is a letter you or your department should have received from SFM Sehlmeyer.  Please distribute to your memberships to help encourage responses to the survey.  The issue of the use of PFAS is being talked about a lot in Lansing.  They are considering various pieces of legislation around eliminating the use of the chemical.  We will want to be involved in this discussion going forward.


Thank you!


FINAL - BFS Letter - PFAS (3-29-18).pdf
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Good Afternoon,


I apologize for all of the emails, please see the attached Executive Order reconstituting the EMSCC by adding 6 additional voting members.



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Good Afternoon,


Attached is the Senate passed LARA budget from committee.  There are few key highlights from the budget which include funding for the First Responders Presumed Coverage Fund and the money for the Fire Protection Grants. 


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Thank you,


SFA LARA Summary As Reported.pdf
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SB 860 As Reported by Subcommittee.pdf
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Legislative Update 3-12-18 thru 3-30-18.[...]
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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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5 points on asbestos transparency act hb[...]
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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,


Tax Model Summary 01312018ms.xlsx
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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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New file download
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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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State of Michigan

Measuring Michigan's Performance Click here

Mandatory OSHA safety regs and training deadline passed

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