August 23, 2004 - August 29, 2004
Volume 2 Issue 34

Due to the Labor Day holiday, next week’s Public Policy Update will be published on Tuesday, September 7th.

In the Capitol
The Michigan House of Representatives and Senate are recessed until September 8th.
View House Schedule for 2004
View Senate Schedule for 2004

Complete Committee Meeting List
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Capitol Agenda
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(Detroit News, 08/28/04)

At The Bar

Applications Open for 2005 Circle of Excellence
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(State Bar of Michigan, 8/27/04)

Federal News
Supreme Court Rejects Pledge Challenge
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(CNN.com, 8/23/04)

More Americans Were Uninsured And Poor In 2003, Census Finds
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(New York Times, 8/27/04)



State News
Gay Marriage Blocked From State Ballot
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(Detroit News, 8/24/04
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See Related:
Measure Requiring Gambling Approval Makes Nov. Ballot
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(Lansing State Journal, 8/24/04
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Partisan Boards Can Lead To Deadlocks
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(Lansing State Journal, 8/25/04
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Board locked again on same-sex marriage
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(Lansing State Journal, 8/28/04)

Granholm, Lawmakers Plod Away At Budget
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(Lansing State Journal, 8/26/04)

Republicans Sue To Get Nader On Ballot
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(Detroit Free Press, 8/26/04)

Fair Trial Concerns Produce Split Supreme Court Decision
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(Lansing State Journal, 8/27/04
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State GOP, Dems To Meet And Select Court, Board Candidates
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(Lansing State Journal, 8/27/04
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See Related:
State Dems, GOP Name Regents, Supreme Court Picks
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(Detroit News, 8/30/04
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Census: State's Poverty Rate Up
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(Lansing State Journal, 8/27/04)

Links of Interest
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