Legislation & Current Issues

State Legislation & Issues

The Budget 

From the Michigan League for Public Policy

The Michigan League for Public Policy's Budget Briefs will keep you abreast of the latest state budget developments that affect children, families and economically vulnerable people in Michigan.

Budget Briefs | A First Look at the Governor's 2016-2017 Budget | Fact Sheet: Michigan's Budget: How Much is There to Work With?

Bills we are tracking

Weekly update prepared by Dykema.  

Federal Legislation & Issues

Michigan Nonprofit Association Opposes Efforts to Politicize Charitable Nonprofits and Foundations

21 March 2017
Michigan Nonprofit Association joins with other leaders of our charitable nonprofit sector in opposing efforts through legislation or Executive Order to eliminate or weaken the Johnson Amendment that prohibits 501(c)(3) charitable organizations from endorsing, opposing or contributing to political candidates and engaging in partisan campaign activities. 501(c)(3) organizations should remain above the political fray, advocating and informing but not engaging in political activity.

MNA's full position statement is available here.

Click here to sign on to the Community Letter in Support of Nonpartisanship from the National Council of Nonprofits.

The 2016 Elections:  Impact on the Work of Charitable Nonprofits

The first 100 days of a new Administration are often marked by a flurry of activity. With one party in control of the White House, the U.S. Senate, and the House of Representatives, significant legislative and regulatory changes are a near certainty.
Many of these changes will affect nonprofits, either directly or indirectly.
Our national network, the National Council of Nonprofits, just published a look at six federal issues that will likely be taken up this year and what they mean for your nonprofit.
We encourage you to read the article “Nonprofits Need to Stand Together to Push for Smart Public Policies,” share it with your board and other stakeholders, and be ready to stand up to defend nonprofit missions.

Nonprofit Advocacy Matters

The National Council of Nonprofits provides MNA's members access to public policy, training, and education resources at the national level. Nonprofit Advocacy Matters is a bi-weekly newsletter on policy issues affecting the nonprofit sector. Click here to access the most recent issue of Nonprofit Advocacy Matters.