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Legislation Introduced Reforming Unemployment Insurance Agency

Oct 20, 2017

This week, a bipartisan plan was unveiled reforming Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency.  The legislation is based on findings of a workgroup consisting of industry experts and legislators. The goal of the plan is to provide clarity, restore integrity and improve accountability within the agency and address the faults of the unemployment system. To end the […]

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Auto No-Fault Reform Legislation Announced

Oct 20, 2017

This week, a bipartisan coalition of Michigan legislators introduced a package of bills aimed at reforming the state's auto insurance system and lowering costs for Michigan residents. The "Fair and Affordable No Fault Reform" plan contains fifteen bills. "This is the second major proposal that has been announced reforming the state's current no-fault auto insurnace system. […]

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Unemployment Rate Increases Last Month

Oct 20, 2017

Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in September increased over the month by four-tenths of a percentage point to 4.3%, according to data released today by the Department of Technology, Management & Budget.  The number of unemployed rose in September by 19,000 while total employment was essentially flat.  The net result was a 17,000 advance in […]

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Governor Signs Legislation Removing Business Requirements

Oct 20, 2017

On Tuesday, Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation eliminating permit requirements for the installation of business monitoring systems, which allow a business to remotely monitor its premises through audio, video, or sensor detection systems. The bills remove the requirement to obtain a permit to install, maintain, replace or service any electrical wiring, equipment or devices associated […]

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Looking Ahead to the Week of October 21 – 27, 2017

Oct 20, 2017

On Monday, October 23, the Board of State Canvassers will meet to consider a petition seeking to recall Governor Rick Snyder. The House and Senate are scheduled to hold session Tuesday – Thursday, however it is anticipated that the Senate will not hold votes or take attendance.

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Grand Rapids and West Michigan – Marketing Phenomena or Are Things Really This Good?

Oct 18, 2017

As a follow up to my recent post about West Michigan’s Creative Class, I was set to share some creative culinary spots and history in the area, but then an article caught my eye, and I decided to shift gears. Last week, the Grand Rapids region was touted as being one of the best places […]

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Five Things We’re Reading

Oct 17, 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. A Tool to Track All the Mobility Modes – This tool allows you to enter in any address or city to find out how user friendly […]

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Last Week on the MLC Blog

Oct 16, 2017

Can the car capitol of the world adapt to a new mode of transportation? The House and Senate adopted resolutions recognizing the Global Day of Change. Legislation was introduced that would amend the Michigan Constitution to require the legislature to present a balanced budget by July 1 each year. The legislature gave their approval to […]

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