Legislative e-News – December 2016
Executive Director’s Corner
The Lame Duck session of the Michigan legislature came to an end last week. Several pieces of legislation that have an impact on non-public schools saw action. There was also action on restraint and seclusion legislation that saw non-public school left out – which was a positive outcome given the costs involved in training and implementation. Please see the highlights below.
The November election did not do much to change the partisan makeup of the Michigan House (it is still a 63-47 split for the 2017-18 session). It did bring about 43 new house members to Lansing, many of them from your home districts. Please see the attached roster of new lawmakers for the next legislative session. MANS encourages you to get to know your legislator, whether he/she is in her first term or final term. The work we do in Lansing is much more effective with your support back home.
We hope to see you all on March 9, 2017 for Public Policy Day in Lansing. There you will have the chance to meet your lawmaker, interact with key figures in the Michigan Department of Education and advance the mission of faith-based schools in Michigan. Look for registration information early next year. May you all have a blessed Christmas season and prosperous New Year!
MANS Executive Director