Legislative Advocacy
 

Legislative Update for Week of 6/27/2022

Budget:  Legislative leaders and the State Budget Office have been meeting to discuss the FY23 budget all week and we they are cautiously optimistic that they will be to vote on a final budget next week on Thursday, June 30.  The budget will not include tax relief (cuts/rebates/holidays) yet but money will be reserved on the balance sheet to fund one of these proposals later this year.  The House has tentatively scheduled themselves to be in session Tuesday-Thursday of next week, and the Senate is currently only scheduled to have session on Thursday. 

 

Property Tax Exemption & Community College Reimbursement:  The package of bills to create and fund a local government program to offset the recently expanded property tax exemptions passed on the floor of the Senate 38-0. The intent of the bills is to create a permanent program to compensate local governments from revenue losses that resulted from the PPT exemption increase signed into law in December 2021.  The state would deposit $75 million into the fund annually.  The Michigan Association of Counties, Michigan Municipal League, and Michigan Townships Association, and Michigan Manufacturers Association, and the MCCA support the package. 

 

Women in Sports:  Michigan’s Women in Sports Task Force, chaired by Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, released a report on proposed Title IX changes.  Several recommendations were provided in the final report, which found that opportunities for girls and women in sports lag behind that of boys and men, both in competition and in leadership roles.

 

HELPFUL LINKS

Michigan Legislature’s website (bill tracking and committee meetings)

Michigan House of Representatives

Michigan Senate

Community College Legal Authority (Michigan Constitution)

Community College Act of 1966

 

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