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Five Things We’re Reading

Dec 12, 2017

Below are some of the articles that the MLC lobby team has been reading this past week.  We hope you find them as interesting and useful as we do. The Art and Science of Being Charismatic – Learning these skills may prove to be quite helpful in your professional and personal life. The Supreme Court’s […]

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Michigan’s Prevailing Wage Law 101

Dec 12, 2017

You may have heard a little something about Michigan’s Prevailing Wage Law in the news. We’ll explain why, but first let’s dig into that law and what it’s about.

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Last Week on the MLC Blog

Dec 11, 2017

Legislation reforming local retiree benefits moved forward in the House and Senate. The Senate passed legislation keeping intact the half-mile rule for new liquor stores. On January 1, 2018, Michigan’s minimum hourly wage is scheduled to increase. Nominations are sought for the Governor’s Service Awards. Emergency Administrative Rules for Medical Marihuana were released by the […]

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Reforms to Local Retiree Benefits Moves Forward

Dec 08, 2017

This week, the House and Senate passed identical bill packages making reforms to retiree benefits in local communities. Originally as introduced the bills would have made major reforms and included changes that police and firefighters believed would significantly reduce or remove their earned benefits.  Following a major push by stakeholders and several legislators, the House […]

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Senate Approves of Keeping Half-Mile Rule

Dec 08, 2017

On Wednesday, the Senate passed legislation that would keep in place a rule banning a new liquor store from opening within a half-mile of an existing store, with a few exemptions in place.  This rule had been a long-standing practice by the Liquor Control Commission (LCC) for years and a LCC rule for decades. However, […]

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Minimum Wage Set to Increase

Dec 08, 2017

In accordance with the Workforce Opportunity Wage Act of 2014, Michigan’s minimum hourly wage will increase on January 1, 2018. For non-tipped employees, the rate will increase from $8.90/hour to $9.25/hour. The minimum wage will also increase for tipped employees as they are paid a percentage of the state’s hourly wage. When the Act was […]

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Nominations Sought for 2018 Governor’s Service Awards

Dec 08, 2017

Do you know of an individual, organization, or business who has a strong commitment to serving their community through volunteerism? If you do, the Michigan Community Service Commission is seeking nominations for the 2018 Governor’s Service Awards. Nominations must be submitted by January 31, 2018 by 5 p.m.  Online applications are available at www.michigan.gov/governorsserviceawards. Awards […]

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Medical Marihuana Emergency Administrative Rules Released

Dec 08, 2017

On Monday, the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) issued emergency administrative rules for the purpose of implementing the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA). The rules were signed by Governor Rick Snyder and are effective as of December 4, 2107, and will remain in effect for six months. During that time, the The […]

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