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Michigan Secretary Of State Seeks Deal In Redistricting Suit; May Mean Redrawn Districts In 2020 - mitechnews.com

January 28, 2019 - 03:20
Michigan Secretary Of State Seeks Deal In Redistricting Suit; May Mean Redrawn Districts In 2020  mitechnews.com

LANSING – Arguing the court has “found significant evidence of partisan gerrymandering,” Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson filed a brief in the League of ...

Push to reform state auto no-fault re-emerges in Lansing - MiBiz: West Michigan Business News

January 27, 2019 - 03:00
Push to reform state auto no-fault re-emerges in Lansing  MiBiz: West Michigan Business News

Economic development news for Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Muskegon, Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Holland and Saugatuck.

Block discusses legalization of marijuana - The Hillsdale Daily News

January 25, 2019 - 09:17
Block discusses legalization of marijuana  The Hillsdale Daily News

HILLSDALE — Area business representatives braved the rainy, icy conditions Wednesday to attend the first TRENDS luncheon of the year at the Michindoh ...

OACC presents awards to outstanding businesses | News - Iosco County News Herald

January 22, 2019 - 11:09
OACC presents awards to outstanding businesses | News  Iosco County News Herald

OSCODA – The Oscoda-AuSable Chamber of Commerce (OACC) surprised local businesses last week to announce the winners for the 2018 Outstanding ...

Dark store fight moves to Legislature | News, Sports, Jobs - Escanaba Daily Press

January 21, 2019 - 09:54
Dark store fight moves to Legislature | News, Sports, Jobs  Escanaba Daily Press

ESCANABA — The fight over what constitutes fair commercial property taxation has made its way into the state legislature with bills in both chambers seeking to ...

Rich Studley, Legislation was introduced by two House Democrat lawmakers that would repeal Michigan's 2012 right-to-work law. - wjimam.com

January 15, 2019 - 07:45
Rich Studley, Legislation was introduced by two House Democrat lawmakers that would repeal Michigan's 2012 right-to-work law.  wjimam.com

Rich Studley, president and CEO of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. Legislation was introduced by two House Democrat lawmakers that would repeal ...

Michigan Chamber Of Commerce Voices Opposition To Legislation Repealing Michigan's Right-To-Work Law - PRNewswire

January 14, 2019 - 11:41
Michigan Chamber Of Commerce Voices Opposition To Legislation Repealing Michigan's Right-To-Work Law  PRNewswire

LANSING, Mich., Jan. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statement in response to legislation introduced ...

Michigan Chamber Of Commerce Voices Opposition To Legislation Targeting Longstanding Property Valuation Principles - PRNewswire

January 10, 2019 - 16:11
Michigan Chamber Of Commerce Voices Opposition To Legislation Targeting Longstanding Property Valuation Principles  PRNewswire

LANSING, Mich., Jan. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statement in response to legislation (House Bill ...

Dysinger outlines major assessment changes - Clare County Review

January 10, 2019 - 14:35
Dysinger outlines major assessment changes  Clare County Review

January 10, 2019. By Pat Maurer Correspondent. Supervisor Dan Dysinger reported that ““The agenda was light at Tuesday's Township Meeting.” Dysinger ...

Michigan's Republican Supreme Court chooses Dem to be chief justice - Detroit Metro Times

January 10, 2019 - 09:57
Michigan's Republican Supreme Court chooses Dem to be chief justice  Detroit Metro Times

Before 2019, the GOP held a 5-2 majority on the Michigan Supreme Court, which in most cases would render it a rubber stamp for whatever...

AG Nessel to scrutinize new lame duck environmental laws - MLive.com

January 9, 2019 - 12:46
AG Nessel to scrutinize new lame duck environmental laws  MLive.com

LANSING, MI — New state Attorney General Dana Nessel plans to scrutinize laws passed by Republicans during the recent lame duck session that public health ...

Michigan Gov. Whitmer sets 'equal pay' rules to boost women in state hiring - Bridge Michigan

January 9, 2019 - 07:57
Michigan Gov. Whitmer sets 'equal pay' rules to boost women in state hiring  Bridge Michigan

The new governor's 10th executive directive prohibits state departments and agencies from asking about job applicants' past salaries — an effort, she says, ...

Midwest Legislative Priorities Include No-Fault Auto, Distracted Driving, Contractor Fraud, Tort Reform - Insurance Journal

January 7, 2019 - 00:00
Midwest Legislative Priorities Include No-Fault Auto, Distracted Driving, Contractor Fraud, Tort Reform  Insurance Journal

With some of the highest auto insurance rates in the nation, Michigan's no-fault insurance laws -- much maligned by the insurance industry and business.

Midwest Legislative Priorities Include No-Fault Auto, Distracted Driving, Contractor Fraud, Tort Reform - Insurance Journal

January 7, 2019 - 00:00
Midwest Legislative Priorities Include No-Fault Auto, Distracted Driving, Contractor Fraud, Tort Reform  Insurance Journal

With some of the highest auto insurance rates in the nation, Michigan's no-fault insurance laws -- much maligned by the insurance industry and business.

Law tying state rules to federal standard no big deal, biz groups say - MiBiz

January 6, 2019 - 21:06
Law tying state rules to federal standard no big deal, biz groups say  MiBiz

Business and environmental groups were equally surprised at one of Rick Snyder's final acts as Michigan governor: Signing a bill making it more diffic...

Law tying state rules to federal standard no big deal, biz groups say - MiBiz: West Michigan Business News

January 6, 2019 - 03:00
Law tying state rules to federal standard no big deal, biz groups say  MiBiz: West Michigan Business News

Business and environmental groups were equally surprised at one of Rick Snyder's final acts as Michigan governor: Signing a bill making it more diffic...

Opinion: Snyder signs bills opposed by environmentalists | Opinion - Traverse City Record Eagle

January 5, 2019 - 03:00
Opinion: Snyder signs bills opposed by environmentalists | Opinion  Traverse City Record Eagle

LANSING — Gov-elect Gretchen Whitmer could face new obstacles in trying to deliver on bold campaign promises to clean up Michigan's waters.

Whitmer: State should increase purchases from disadvantaged businesses - The Detroit News

January 4, 2019 - 11:26
Whitmer: State should increase purchases from disadvantaged businesses  The Detroit News

The state must attempt to buy more from small businesses in disadvantaged areas under an executive directive signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Friday.

Gov. Whitmer signs directive targeting small and disadvantaged businesses - Michigan Radio

January 4, 2019 - 03:00
Gov. Whitmer signs directive targeting small and disadvantaged businesses  Michigan Radio

Governor Gretchen Whitmer closed out her first week in office by signing yet another executive directive. This is the 8 th one she has signed this week.