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Current Issues

MGCA continues to monitor issues that may affect your golf course.  Please contact our office if you have any questions about a specific bill.


MGCA's Tom Schwark takes a seat on SBAM's Legislative Action Council.  Congratulations, Tom!

SBAM’s Legislative Action Council is a premier group of small business owners that directly makes all decisions regarding SBAM’s involvement in public policy issues. As a member of the LAC, Tom will be a part of quarterly meetings where the Council will go through in-depth public policy with expert presentations and roundtable discussions on pressing matters in Michigan politics. Through this process the Legislative Action Council looks at pressing topics to interpret the impact on Michigan’s small business community as a whole, whether or not SBAM should engage in the policy discussion, and assists in creating the plan for SBAM’s team of lobbyists moving forward to impact that policy.

With Tom’s past work as the MGA’s Government Affairs Chair, he will be a fantastic addition to the Council and provide much needed insight on the overall impact public policy has on Michigan’s golf industry.

READ MORERead more about SBAM's Legislative Action Council....


 JUNE 2019

mgacovershot The Michigan Golf Course Association is the "Voice of Michigan Golf Business" and advocates daily on the economic impact of the golf industry in Michigan. 

The MGCA government affairs takes the lead in legislative advocacy for the golf industry in Michigan. We need YOUR voice to make the MGCA voice louder.


Allied Golf Associations Join Forces to Bring Message to Legislators

LANSING – “Let’s do lunch at the turn Michigan Legislators!”

  The Michigan golf industry will share its message with each state legislator on Thursday, June 6, by presenting the popular Michigan Golf Day at the Capitol event.

  The Michigan Golf Course Association, the Michigan Golf Course Superintendents Association, the Michigan Section PGA, the Golf Association of Michigan, the Greater Michigan Club Managers Association, and the Michigan Turfgrass Foundation, which form the Michigan Golf Alliance, will convene on the lawn of the state Capitol and visit with each legislator.

  “The Michigan Golf Alliance created this event to facilitate golf industry representatives introducing themselves and informing the Legislators and their staff on who we are and what our industry brings to the State of Michigan,” Jada Paisley, executive director of the MGCA said. “I can't overstate the importance of this day in delivering the message to our government leaders.”


 MAY 2019

MGCA Thanks Senator Ken Horn for his support of Pure MichiganREAD MORE


MARCH 2019

Supreme Court Update on Minimum Wage Update and Paid Leave Changes  READ MORE

Click here for amended bill on Minimum Wage

Click here for amended bill on Paid Sick Leave


Daylight Savings Time appears this time every year.  Read the 2017 testimony that we remind our legislature of every March


The Voice of Michigan Golf Business” Heard! 

MGCA and the  Small Business Association of MI have been working together READ MORE

to minimize the effects that the minimum wage and earned sick time bills will

have on your business!

Legislature passes amendments on Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave READ MORE



Proposal Summaries:  Michigan's Time to Care (Paid Sick Leave) and READ MORE One Fair Wage (Minimum Wage)

 AUGUST 2018


The MGCA joins the Small Business for a Better Michigan coalition to support LegislativeAdoption of the MI Time to Care ballot proposal”     


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