McCall Hamilton Advocacy and Public Affairs

Updates from the Capitol: 2023

Nov 22-Dec 15, 2023

  • Governor Whitmer Sets Special Election Dates
  • MDHHS Announces 2024 Changes to the Healthy Michigan Plan
  • Pugh Withdraws from U.S. Senate Race in Pursuit of U.S. House Seat
  • Governor Signs Clean Energy Legislation into Law
  • New Consumer Protections and Licensing Rules for Pharmacy Benefit Managers
  • Line 5 Pipeline Order Approved by MPSC
  • Senate Fiscal Agency Issues November Monthly Revenue Report

Nov 11-21, 2023

  • Governor's Office Announces New Hires, Promotions
  • 'Dolly Pardon' Wins Governor's Turkey Pardon Naming Contest
  • U.S. Rep Dan Kildee Not Seeking Reelection
  • Candidates on Michigan's 2024 Presidential Ballot
  • MDHHS Internal Changes and Promotions
  • MDHHS looking for Social Determinants of Health Hub advisory council members

Oct 30-Nov 10, 2023

  • November 7th Election Update
  • Reproductive Health Care Act Passes with Setback
  • Clean Energy by 2040 Passed in House and Senate
  • Financial Disclosure Passes in the Senate and House
  • Rick Snyder’s Flint Water Charges Officially Dismissed
  • Peter Meijer Announces Senate Candidacy
  • Trump Sues Michigan Secretary of State for Presidential Ballot

Oct 16-27, 2023

  • Whitmer Names Jen Flood as the New Budget Director Along with New Promotions
  • Cost-Lowering Oral Chemotherapy Legislation Signed into Law
  • Michigan Disclosure Bills Introduced in the Senate
  • Whitmer Appoints Brian Love as MVAA Director

Oct 2-13, 2023

  • Whitney Keenan Joins McCall Hamilton as Government Affairs Team Coordinator
  • Oral Chemotherapy Insurance Bill Passes in both the House and Senate
  • Automatic Voter Registration Passed in Michigan House
  • Elder Abuse Task Force Bills Get First Hearing
  • Whitmer’s ‘You Can in Michigan’ Launches to Promote Michigan
  • Whitmer’s Michigan Achievement Scholarship Shows Increased Enrollment
  • MDHHS Recommends Three Vaccines this Flu Season
  • Capital Christmas Tree Chosen for 2023 Holiday Season

Sep 18-29, 2023

  • 2019 Auto No Fault Reform Led by Senate Dems
  • Michigan Supreme Court Rejects AG’s Flint Water Appeal
  • MDHHS Provides Updated COVID-19 Testing Information
  • Republicans Win at the First Charity Softball Game
  • Governor Appoints Captain Grady as MSP Director

Sep 4-15, 2023

  • Michigan Redistricting Questioned Again in New Lawsuit ​
  • Michigan Lawmakers Push for Additional Changes Following Prop 3​
  • ​Governor Whitmer appoints Scott Bowen as the new Director of the DNR​
  • Fiscal Agency Issues August Revenue Reports

Jun 19-30, 2023

  • Legislature Passes $82 Billion Budget
  • Medicaid Renewals Set to Begin in July
  • U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Independent State Legislature
  • MI Joins Coalition to Protect Reproductive Privacy

Jun 5-16, 2023

  • Temporary Reinstatement of ACA's Preventive Care Coverage Mandate
  • Michigan to Receive Additional Opioid Settlement Dollars
  • Governor Unveils New State Psych Hospital
  • Michigan Enacts “Hands-Free” Driving Law
  • Legislative Coffee Hours

May 22-Jun 2, 2023

  • Detroit Regional Chamber Mackinac Policy Conference Highlights
  • Governor Signs "Red Flag" Legislation
  • Whitmer Announces Directors at MDOT and Children's Ombudsman
  • Legislative Coffee Hours

May 8-19, 2023

  • May CREC Indicates a Decline in State Revenue
  • New Medicaid Director Announced at MDHHS
  • House Eyes Updates to Healthy Michigan Statute
  • House Health Policy Moves Oral Chemo Parity Legislation
  • MDHHS and DIFS Issue COVID-19 Testing, Vaccine, and Treatment Update
  • MDHHS Releases Title V Block Grant Application
  • Legislative Coffee Hours

Apr 24-May 5, 2023

  • MDHHS Issues COVID-19 Vaccine Update
  • State Begins Community Health Worker Pilot Program
  • Whitmer Leads Letter to Congress on Federal Budget Conversations
  • Governor Announces Staff Updates

Apr 10-21, 2023

  • SOS Reports Record Youth Turnout in 2022
  • DIFS Issues Notice for Seniors Regarding End of PHE
  • Gun Reform Continues to Make Strides in Michigan
  • MDHHS Announces CHW Policy Primer Series
  • MDHHS Commemorates Minority Health Month

Mar 27-Apr 7, 2023

  • Governor Whitmer urges insurers to maintain no-cost healthcare services
  • Governor Signs Abortion, Right to Work, and Prevailing Wage Bills
  • Michigan Prisons See Increase in Mental, Physical Health Caseloads
  • FDA approved over the counter status for overdose drug
  • MDHHS Increases Dental Benefits for Medicaid Beneficiaries
  • MDHHS Implementing Electronic Visit Verification System

Mar 6-24, 2023

  • Governor Signs ELCRA Expansion
  • Legislature Moves Right to Work, Prevailing Wage
  • House, Senate Gun Reform Bills Pass Out of Chambers
  • Whitmer Signs Lowering MI Costs Plan
  • AG Joins Coalition Supporting Access to Healthcare
  • Fiscal Agencies Issue February Revenue Reports
  • Genesee County Circuit Court Approves Flint Water Civil Settlement

Feb 20-Mar 3, 2023

  • Legislature Moves $1.3 Billion Supplemental
  • Gun Reform and Abortion Legislation on the Docket
  • Slotkin Announces Run for U.S. Senate, Others Jump in for the 7th Congressional District
  • COVID Racial Disparities Task Force Releases Final Report

Feb 6-17, 2023

  • The Capitol Community Mourns MSU Shooting, Senate Dems Introduce Gun Reform Legislation
  • Karamo Elected as MI GOP Chair
  • MDHHS Releases Medicaid Redetermination
  • Ford Announces New Investment, More Jobs Coming to Michigan
  • Governor Signs Affordable Housing EO

Jan 23-Feb 3, 2023

  • Michigan to be Fifth State to Vote in Presidential Primary
  • Fiscal Agency Reports End of Year Revenues
  • DIFS Director Appointed to NAIC
  • Reports from Flint Show Low Lead Levels
  • Megan Petzko-Sweet - Our Newest Government Affairs Consultant

Jan 2-20, 2023

  • Supreme Court Dismisses Abortion Lawsuit
  • Senate Passes Supplemental; MICRC Given $1.5M
  • Whitmer Makes Appointment to Board of State Canvassers
  • Let MI Kids Learn, Secure MI Vote Withdraw Petitions
  • Clement Selected as Chief Justice
  • Hovey Appointed as Director MSHDA