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Local leaders optimistic about 2018 - Fenton Tri County Times

January 12, 2018 - 13:27

Fenton Tri County Times

Local leaders optimistic about 2018
Fenton Tri County Times
Fenton — Local leaders share an optimistic view of 2018, based on comments made by municipal leaders and business professionals at the annual Chamber Forecast Breakfast on Wednesday, Jan. 10. The event was held at the Fenton Community & Cultural ...

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Lawmaker on local retiree benefits: Don't blame revenue sharing cuts - Observer

January 6, 2018 - 07:10

Lawmaker on local retiree benefits: Don't blame revenue sharing cuts
Observer
Representatives of the National Federation of Independent Business and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce also testified in favor of the legislation, saying that if steps are not taken soon, it will not be a question of if benefits get cut, but when. But ...

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Michigan's minimum wage set to rise on New Year's Day - Michigan Radio

December 30, 2017 - 14:23

Michigan Radio

Michigan's minimum wage set to rise on New Year's Day
Michigan Radio
The state's minimum wage will increase from $8.90 to $9.25. The rate is slightly lower for some trainees and teen workers. Restaurant and other workers who rely on tips will also not be making the new minimum wage. Wendy Block is a spokeswoman with the ...

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Central Michigan University has positive impact on state economy, study finds - The Peninsula

December 29, 2017 - 08:00

Central Michigan University has positive impact on state economy, study finds
The Peninsula
... for medical students and resident physicians; the CMU Research Corp. funded by the Michigan Economic Development Corp.; and the Institute for Excellence in Education, supporting school improvement in 25 states. Michigan has improved economically ...

Michigan rose from 49th to 12th in the nation for business - Rockford Squire

December 28, 2017 - 17:05

Rockford Squire

Michigan rose from 49th to 12th in the nation for business
Rockford Squire
MacGregor took this one. “That's taxpayer dollars, too. Dr. Shibler is going to talk about an expansion he is doing on the school and he'll have to pay prevailing wage on that job as well if we don't repeal that.” He said there is a vote on prevailing ...

Michigan House names lineup for SXSW - grbj.com

December 28, 2017 - 13:06

Michigan House names lineup for SXSW
grbj.com
A day-long series of Michigan-centered panel discussions will present the state to the world next year. Michigan House pop-up space will host official programming of the South by Southwest Music, Film and Interactive Conference and Festival, or SXSW ...

2018 policy outlook: Tapping into Michigan's talent and controlling unfunded liabilities - MiBiz

December 25, 2017 - 10:30

2018 policy outlook: Tapping into Michigan's talent and controlling unfunded liabilities
MiBiz
Wendy Block, senior director of health policy, human resources and business advocacy at the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, said providing better opportunities for K-12 students to enter the workforce “can be hard to legislate,” but it could include more ...

Marijuana, redistricting and prevailing wage: Ballot initiatives underway for 2018 - MiBiz

December 25, 2017 - 10:30

Marijuana, redistricting and prevailing wage: Ballot initiatives underway for 2018
MiBiz
The proposal has backing from major national and statewide groups, including the Marijuana Policy Project and the ACLU of Michigan. Protecting Michigan Taxpayers would repeal Michigan's prevailing wage law of 1965 for state-financed construction ...

The fight against gerrymandering faces its next obstacle - Michigan Radio

December 19, 2017 - 09:41

Michigan Radio

The fight against gerrymandering faces its next obstacle
Michigan Radio
They and their allies, such as the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, have created a number of front groups, with misleading names like Citizens Protecting Michigan's Constitution, and are raising money for legal challenges. They are planning multiple lines ...

The fight against gerrymandering faces its next obstacle - Michigan Radio

December 19, 2017 - 09:41

Michigan Radio

The fight against gerrymandering faces its next obstacle
Michigan Radio
They and their allies, such as the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, have created a number of front groups, with misleading names like Citizens Protecting Michigan's Constitution, and are raising money for legal challenges. They are planning multiple lines ...

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Local businesses not sweating next minimum wage hike - Port Huron Times Herald

December 18, 2017 - 16:49

Local businesses not sweating next minimum wage hike
Port Huron Times Herald
The next increase in the state's minimum wage takes effect Jan. 1, but local business officials aren't expecting to feel a huge impact. The minimum wage rises from $8.90 an hour to $9.25 on Jan. 1. The raise is the last included in a bill lawmakers ...

Grassroots group one step closer to overhauling redistricting in Michigan - Michigan Radio

December 18, 2017 - 11:03

Grassroots group one step closer to overhauling redistricting in Michigan
Michigan Radio
Its leaders are very connected to the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and the state Republican Party. Republicans are worried this anti-gerrymandering drive may have captured the sympathies of a public that's not trusting political institutions. And that ...

Grassroots group one step closer to overhauling redistricting in Michigan - Michigan Radio

December 18, 2017 - 11:03

Grassroots group one step closer to overhauling redistricting in Michigan
Michigan Radio
Its leaders are very connected to the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and the state Republican Party. Republicans are worried this anti-gerrymandering drive may have captured the sympathies of a public that's not trusting political institutions. And that ...

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Part-time Legislature group seeks signatures by mail, ads - Marquette Mining Journal

December 13, 2017 - 22:45

Part-time Legislature group seeks signatures by mail, ads
Marquette Mining Journal
The proposal is opposed by the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, which says it would dramatically weaken the legislative branch in favor of the executive branch and further empower non-elected state bureaucrats. Michigan, where legislators can serve no ...

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Michigan Chamber of Commerce Leads the Fight to Help Taxpayers Settle Disputes, Applauds Legislative Action - PR Newswire (press release)

December 13, 2017 - 12:38

Michigan Chamber of Commerce Leads the Fight to Help Taxpayers Settle Disputes, Applauds Legislative Action
PR Newswire (press release)
The Treasury Department has indicated that, after the Tedder bill is signed into law, Michigan taxpayers should see a prompt roll out of the new alternative tax dispute resolution program. The Michigan Chamber of Commerce is a statewide business ...

Part-time legislature group continuing to seek signatures - Bedford Now

December 12, 2017 - 20:24

Bedford Now

Part-time legislature group continuing to seek signatures
Bedford Now
The proposal is opposed by the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, which says it would dramatically weaken the legislative branch in favor of the executive branch and further empower nonelected state bureaucrats. Michigan, where legislators can serve no more ...

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Part-time legislature group continuing to seek signatures - Monroe Evening News

December 12, 2017 - 20:05

Monroe Evening News

Part-time legislature group continuing to seek signatures
Monroe Evening News
The proposal is opposed by the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, which says it would dramatically weaken the legislative branch in favor of the executive branch and further empower nonelected state bureaucrats. Michigan, where legislators can serve no more ...

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Part-time Legislature group seeks signatures by mail - The Detroit News

December 12, 2017 - 09:53

The Detroit News

Part-time Legislature group seeks signatures by mail
The Detroit News
Michigan Chamber of Commerce President Rich Studley blasted the effort Sunday on Twitter, warning voters not to be “fooled by the last ditch effort to put a reckless part-time Legislature plan on the 2018 ballot.” The proposal would weaken the ...

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Fueled by community input, foundations unveil comprehensive early childhood education initiative - Model D

December 11, 2017 - 22:35

Model D

Fueled by community input, foundations unveil comprehensive early childhood education initiative
Model D
Mark Davidoff, Chair of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, believes that efforts to bring back the city must start with the children. "We always hear 'live, work, play, Detroit.' But unless we add 'raise our children,' we will not accomplish anything ...

Trial to start for ex-officer in death of children's mother - WSBT-TV

December 11, 2017 - 15:34

WSBT-TV

Trial to start for ex-officer in death of children's mother
WSBT-TV
The proposal is opposed by the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, which says it would dramatically weaken the legislative branch in favor of the executive branch and further empower non-elected state bureaucrats. Michigan, where legislators can serve no ...

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