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News - Advocacy
Friday, December 22, 2023 12:00 AM

Take Action! Help Advance Education Research - New Bill in Congress

The Advancing Research in Education Act (AREA) S. 3392, was passed by the HELP Committee on December 12.

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News - Advocacy
Friday, November 24, 2023 12:00 AM

November 7 Election Millage Results

Check out our roundup of the November 7, 2023 election results for millage issues on ballots around the state. We are proud of the library boards, staff, and supporters for their work on these campaigns and their dedication to supporting their libraries. The Library of Michigan provides a listing of Public Library Millage Election Results from 2010 to the present. View the results (pdf)

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News - Advocacy
Friday, November 24, 2023 12:00 AM

Freedom to Read Legislation Coming in January

With the help of many members, leaders and legislators, MLA helped draft a simple, direct piece of legislation on the Freedom to Read. We know it may not stop every challenge, but we hope it will stop the majority of those who target the books and materials so often at the top of the “most banned books” list.

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News - Advocacy
Friday, November 24, 2023 12:00 AM

Public Opinion Polling Update

As the MI Right to Read paid advertising campaign rolls to an end, MLA commissioned a single question in the EPIC-MRA omnibus public opinion poll (600 sample – Error ±4.0%)  in early November. We wanted to see the change in voter perception about support for state legislation to protect the right to read from March 2023 to now.

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News - Advocacy
Friday, November 24, 2023 12:00 AM

Split House – 54-54

After the November 7 election, the Michigan House of Representatives is expecting a big change: House Democrats have lost their narrow two-seat majority. Rep. Kevin Coleman (D-Westland) and Rep. Lori Stone (D-Warren) won their respective mayoral races. That means the House will be split 54-54 between Democrats and Republicans until early 2024 when special elections will determine the Warren and Westland replacements in the Michigan House.

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