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Pure Michigan...and Pure MSAE? Bookmark

Pure Michigan...and Pure MSAE?

MSAE's Board of Directors took decisive action this week in support of the restoration of funding for the Pure Michigan campaign. MSAE is proud to stand by many of our organizational and allied members urging state leaders to get Pure Michigan back on track before too much momentum is lost. Michigan's tourism lobby has done fantastic work in getting the message out about Pure Michigan's significance to the state's economy. If supporting this effort makes sense for your organization, they would certainly welcome additional voices to the cause...

What's Past is Prologue Bookmark

What's Past is Prologue
Twenty years ago, I found myself in quite a pickle. I'd been named chief staff executive of Michigan PTA shortly after the previous executive had decided to move the location of our annual conference but hadn't secured a new venue. The meeting was just a few months away, and I really didn't have a clue about associations or hotel contracts, or much of anything really. A supplier stopped by to introduce himself and offered to take me to lunch. I accepted - mainly because I was feeling overwhelmed and just needed someone to talk to. I'm quite sure he got an earful from me that day. Not only did he lend a much-needed listening ear, but he also gave me one piece of advice...

Advocacy Corner: Week of 04/05/19 Bookmark

Advocacy Corner: Week of 04/05/19

April showers bring May flowers – welcome to spring!

American Associations Day, the Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT), and a look ahead at the potential future of your association’s membership data as U.S. “big tech” reignites debate of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in MSAE’s advocacy round-up through Friday, April 5th.

Advocacy Corner: Week of 03/08/19 Bookmark

Advocacy Corner: Week of 03/08/19

Welcome to March! A repeal was introduced to combat Unrelated Business Income Tax, minimum wage advocates reignite 2018 Lame Duck debate, and Governor Whitmer released her 2019 budget recommendation.

Advocacy Corner: Week of 03/01/19 Bookmark

Advocacy Corner: Week of 03/01/19

Advocacy Corner: Week of March 1, 2019

Updates to the national Unrelated Business Income Tax, another round of Michigan auto insurance reform, state redistricting, and more in MSAE’s advocacy round-up through Friday, March 1st.

Advocacy Corner: Week of 02/22/19 Bookmark

Advocacy Corner: Week of 02/22/19

Advocacy Corner: January thru Mid-February Round-Up

Michigan’s 100th Legislature, executive branch, and the Michigan Supreme Court have each seen significant movement in shaping the state public policy arena through the first several weeks of 2019. A State of the State Address, a much anticipated release of the 2019 state budget, and more are discussed below in MSAE’s advocacy round-up through Friday, February 22nd.

Advocacy Corner: Week of 01/04/19 Bookmark

Advocacy Corner: Week of 01/04/19

State and local officials made their return to the capitol city this week as we look back at the 2018 Lame Duck session and a brief look ahead at Michigan’s 2019 public policy arena.

Advocacy Corner: Week of 12/14/18 Bookmark

Advocacy Corner: Week of 12/14/18

With one week remaining in the Lame Duck session, the legislature continued to take up action on a number of bills including Michigan school grading systems, the right of the legislature to litigate, citizen-initiated bills, and more. The U.S. House and Senate also passed significant revisions to nonprofit fringe benefits and donor disclosure rules.

Advocacy Corner: Week of 12/07/18 Bookmark

On November 29, the Michigan Senate took action on three bills which seek to restructure campaign finance laws, state oversight of public elections, and the ability of the Michigan legislature to intervene in court proceedings.

The legislature also approved amendments to citizen-initiated bills which seek to change earned sick-leave and raising the state minimum wage.

2018 Ballot Proposal Guide Bookmark

Several major ballot proposals are set to appear on the upcoming November 6 ballot. 

In 2018, voters will decide to either approve or reject three seminal legislative measures that, if adopted, could have significant and immediate impact throughout the state.

Ballot proposals differ from the traditional, standard process followed by lawmakers in that they give citizens the opportunity to cast their personal vote on whether or not a proposed idea becomes law.

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