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Five Things We’re Reading

May 04, 2021

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. What Mix of WFH and Office Time Is Right For You? – What is a data-driven process you can use to find the right mix for […]

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Senate Appropriations Committee Reports Supplemental Funding

Apr 30, 2021

Legislation appropriating supplemental funding to aid in the state’s response to the pandemic, to help local units of government with local road repairs, and restoring school funding previously vetoed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, was reported by the Senate Appropriations Committee this week. The first bill, introduced by Appropriations Committee Chair Jim Stamas (R-Midland), appropriates $4.4 […]

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Registration Opens for Federal Support for Michigan Restaurants and Bars

Apr 30, 2021

Governor Gretchen Whitmer and business leaders are encouraging restaurants, bars and other food and drink establishments across Michigan to apply for $28.6 billion in federal Restaurant Revitalization Fund direct relief being provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration under the American Rescue Plan.  Registration for the funding will begin on Friday, April 30, 2021, at 9 a.m. EDT with the application itself opening on Monday, May 3, 2021, at noon EDT. All eligible […]

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Communities Selected for Recycling Initiative

Apr 30, 2021

Communities within Marquette County, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, will receive investments as part of the Every Bottle Back initiative. American Beverage and the Michigan Soft Drink Association, together with The Recycling Partnership, are working to reduce the industry’s plastic footprint and keep bottles out of nature. The latest investment includes $68,000 to provide free higher-capacity […]

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Committee Reports Conflict of Interest Changes

Apr 30, 2021

Under legislation reported by the House Elections and Ethics Committee this week, a legislator would be required to abstain from voting on bills that could personally benefit them or their families financially. Furthermore, if a legislator were considering investing in a company within a particular industry, they would also need to abstain from voting. The […]

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Native American Heritage Fund Accepting Applications

Apr 30, 2021

Applications are now being accepted for a program aiming to support projects that promote positive relationships with Michigan’s Indian Tribes. Funding through the Native American Heritage Fund (NAHF) is available to public and private K-12 schools, colleges, universities, and local units of government. It can be used to defray the costs of projects that promote […]

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Why the Heck Would You Name a City Hell?

Apr 28, 2021

Did you know that Michigan has nearly 3,000 local units of government?  That’s a lot of naming rights that have been granted.   While many were rightfully named by Native Americans, more recently many were given European small town names or family names of early settlers.  With all of these local cities, townships and villages, you’re […]

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Five Things We’re Reading

Apr 27, 2021

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. What Good Leaders Do When Replacing Bad Leaders – When your predecessor wasn’t a good leader, how should you approach your new employees? Recycled Pulp Mill […]

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