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Jackson chamber hosting roundtable on legal marijuana impact on businesses - MLive.com

December 5, 2018 - 16:55
Jackson chamber hosting roundtable on legal marijuana impact on businesses  MLive.com

JACKSON, MI – Recreational marijuana officially becomes legal in Michigan on Thursday, Dec. 6, but questions remain on what this means for employers.

Michigan minimum wage, sick leave bills dismantled. Will Gov. Snyder sign? - Bridge Michigan

December 4, 2018 - 20:08
Michigan minimum wage, sick leave bills dismantled. Will Gov. Snyder sign?  Bridge Michigan

The bills passed Tuesday in the House gut laws to raise Michigan's minimum wage and require employers to offer paid sick leave. One prominent lawmaker ...

Michigan Senate votes to limit wetlands protection, toxic cleanup science - MLive.com

December 4, 2018 - 18:52
Michigan Senate votes to limit wetlands protection, toxic cleanup science  MLive.com

In this Aug. 14, 2017 file photo, a couple kayak on the Rogue River adjacent to where Wolverine World Wide's tannery once stood, in Rockford, Mich.

Michigan lawmakers: 'Every little thing' doesn't need environmental protection - Bridge Michigan

December 4, 2018 - 17:51
Michigan lawmakers: 'Every little thing' doesn't need environmental protection  Bridge Michigan

With no debate, legislation is sailing through deregulate wetlands, loosen rules for cleaning toxic sites and secure Line 5. The changes are 'unprecedented,”

Minimum wage changes could be worse deal than 2014 law - The Detroit News

December 4, 2018 - 10:56
Minimum wage changes could be worse deal than 2014 law  The Detroit News

Legislation adopting changes to the petition-driven minimum wage hike could lead to a lower tipped wage than a 2014 minimum wage law.

House panel approves gutting paid sick time, minimum wage proposals - MLive.com

December 4, 2018 - 10:53
House panel approves gutting paid sick time, minimum wage proposals  MLive.com

Lawmakers on Tuesday came one step closer to changing new laws on paid sick time and minimum wage. The Michigan Capitol in Lansing, Mich. is pictured.

Rich Studley, An Activist Group Protests the Michigan Chamber of Commerce at Headquarters - wjimam.com

December 4, 2018 - 10:22
Rich Studley, An Activist Group Protests the Michigan Chamber of Commerce at Headquarters  wjimam.com

Rich Studley, president and CEO of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. An Activist group was bused in to protest at the Michigan Chamber of Commerce.

Democracy demands lame duck go extinct - Port Huron Times Herald

December 4, 2018 - 10:09
Democracy demands lame duck go extinct  Port Huron Times Herald

The message seems pretty clear: the Michigan Chamber of Commerce gets what it wants while working people get left out in the cold.

Protesters speak out against lame duck - WSYM-TV

December 4, 2018 - 09:49
Protesters speak out against lame duck  WSYM-TV

Protests were happening outside the Michigan Chamber of Commerce in Lansing on Monday.

Protesters speak out against lame duck - WSYM-TV

December 4, 2018 - 09:49
Protesters speak out against lame duck  WSYM-TV

Protests were happening outside the Michigan Chamber of Commerce in Lansing on Monday.

Groups protest lame duck bills in Lansing - WNMU-FM

December 4, 2018 - 08:54
Groups protest lame duck bills in Lansing  WNMU-FM

LANSING, MI (MPRN)-- Several Michigan groups joined together Monday to protest bills being pushed through the lame duck session that they say would hurt.

Southwest Michigan Today: Tuesday December 4, 2018 - WMUK

December 4, 2018 - 08:33
Southwest Michigan Today: Tuesday December 4, 2018  WMUK

Protests outside the Michigan Chamber of Commerce over efforts to change Michigan's minimum wage law. Kalamazoo plans to reinvest captured tax revenue ...

Michigan groups protest lame duck bills - Interlochen

December 4, 2018 - 08:15
Michigan groups protest lame duck bills  Interlochen

Several Michigan groups joined together Monday to protest bills being pushed through the lame duck session that they say would hurt working families.

As he exits, Michigan lawmaker wants to gut wetland protection, boost waste - Bridge Michigan

December 4, 2018 - 06:05
As he exits, Michigan lawmaker wants to gut wetland protection, boost waste  Bridge Michigan

Term-limited Republican Sen. Tom Casperson's lame-duck bills would cut wetland protections in half, raise allowable levels of radioactive landfill waste 10-fold ...

Protesters to Lame-Duck Lawmakers: Please Go Home - Public News Service

December 4, 2018 - 03:01
Protesters to Lame-Duck Lawmakers: Please Go Home  Public News Service

LANSING, Mich. — It may be cold outside, but the temperature is rising in Lansing as protesters say they don't want the Legislature to undercut the will of the ...

Protesters speak out against lame duck - WILX-TV

December 3, 2018 - 20:02
Protesters speak out against lame duck  WILX-TV

Protests were happening outside the Michigan Chamber of Commerce in Lansing on Monday.

Advocacy Groups Protest Lame Duck Legislation Changes - WKAR

December 3, 2018 - 18:04
Advocacy Groups Protest Lame Duck Legislation Changes  WKAR

Several Michigan groups joined together Monday to protest bills being pushed through the lame duck session that they say would hurt working families.

Questions remain about recreational marijuana legalization - WLNS

December 3, 2018 - 16:50
Questions remain about recreational marijuana legalization  WLNS

Recreational marijuana is officially legal on December 6 in Michigan, but questions remain about when and where it can be consumed.

GOP lawmakers cut holes in Michigan's paid sick leave initiative - The Detroit News

December 3, 2018 - 15:45
GOP lawmakers cut holes in Michigan's paid sick leave initiative  The Detroit News

Over 160000 Michigan small firms employing more than 1 million workers would be exempt from providing paid sick leave under GOP bills.

Michigan gerrymandering trial on for February; court cites 'profound' bias - Bridge Michigan

November 30, 2018 - 15:21
Michigan gerrymandering trial on for February; court cites 'profound' bias  Bridge Michigan

Emails, election results are enough for three-judge federal panel to rule that a League of Women Voters lawsuit challenging Republican redistricting maps in ...