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Senator Gary Peters | Peters Provisions to Preserve Great Lakes, Lower Prescription Drug Costs for Michiganders Signed into Law

Michigan Business Network
December 23, 2019 5:00 PM

Measures Peters Led and Supported in Final Government Funding Bill Include Increased Great Lakes Funding, Expanded Resources for Fisheries Programs, and Lower Prescription Drug Costs

DETROIT, MI – Provisions led and supported by U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) to strengthen Great Lakes protection, restoration and fisheries programs, and to lower prescription drug costs for Michiganders were signed into law last night as part of the government funding bill for Fiscal Year 2020.

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AG Nessel Issues Consumer Alert on Credit Card Reader Scam

Michigan Business Network
December 20, 2019 5:00 PM

LANSING – As consumers scramble to finalize their holiday shopping, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel today issued a consumer alert urging credit card users to be mindful of a new scam where thieves collect personal information when swiping their card.

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Senator Gary Peters | Peters Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Save Taxpayer Dollars & Reduce Government Waste

Michigan Business Network
November 22, 2019 11:00 AM

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and James Lankford (R-OK) introduced bipartisan legislation to help save taxpayers billions of dollars by changing the way the federal government acquires real estate. The bill would allow federal agencies to purchase properties at a bargain price when it would be more cost effective than long-term leases. U.S. Representatives Greg Pence (R-IN) and Mark Meadows (R-NC) introduced companion legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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MI Attorney General: Issues Consumer Alert on Active Spoofing Scam Targeting Michigan Residents

Michigan Business Network
November 22, 2019 10:00 AM

LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel today issued a consumer alert to advise Michigan residents of an illegal robocall scam where the callers are representing themselves as employees of the Office for Victims of Crime federal agency. The scam artists are using spoofing technology, which allows them to appear as a local caller in an attempt to steal personal information, including Social Security Numbers, from Michigan residents.

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Senator Gary Peters | Peters Urges Trump Administration to Lift Benefits Freeze for Vietnam Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange

Michigan Business Network
November 15, 2019 10:00 AM

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) is pressing the Trump Administration to reverse their decision to delay and deny healthcare and benefits for veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. In a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie and Office of Budget and Management Director (OMB) Mick Mulvaney, Peters stressed that a new law passed by Congress and a federal court decision granted VA authority to provide benefits for additional Vietnam veterans. He also mentioned a Freedom of Information Act request that found OMB blocked the VA from adding more diseases connected to Agent Orange exposure, such as hypothyroidism, bladder cancer, hypertension, and Parkinsonism, to the list of presumptive illnesses eligible for coverage. The Administration’s stalling impacts more than 80,000 Vietnam veterans who are suffering from these health conditions.

 

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NEWS RELEASE: Peters to Introduce Amendment to Increase Funding for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Michigan Business Network
October 22, 2019 2:00 PM

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today announced that he will file an amendment to a government funding bill to increase funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). The amendment, which will be filed to appropriations legislation the Senate is set to consider this week, would increase GLRI funding for Fiscal Year 2020 from the current proposed level of $301 million to $320 million. A similar bill that included the funding increase for the GLRI already passed the House of Representatives.

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The current State-of-Michigan budget process

Michigan Business Beat
October 22, 2019 10:00 AM

Chris Holman welcomes Brad Williams, VP of Government Relations for the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce to talk about the current State-of-Michigan budget process. He also has news on the Detroit Regional Chamber’s support of reform package “Raise the Age”. It is an expungement package that is in the Michigan House, some currently proposed bills they believe would be good for business.

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St. Senator Ken Horn Recognized as Legislator of the Year by Michigan Works! Association

Michigan Business Network
September 28, 2019 12:00 PM

Fullerton Tool Company receives $65,000 Going PRO Talent Fund Award from Sen. Horn during celebration.

LANSING, MI (Sep 30, 2019) – The Michigan Works! Association honored Senator Ken Horn (R-Frankenmuth) on September 27, at the Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! Service Center in Saginaw, for his extraordinary leadership in advancing Michigan’s talent and economic development efforts.
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Carol L. Cain | Remembering L. Brooks Patterson and Reviewing Michigan China Diplomacy

Michigan Business Beat
September 24, 2019 9:00 AM

Chris Holman catches up with Carol L. Cain, CBS 62 Senior Producer & Detroit Free Press Columnist and Host of Michigan Matters, Detroit for a periodic update of perspective from the city.

In their discussion they review the recent passing of their friend and frequent Michigan Matters participant L. Brooks Patterson, through his career and impact on organizations such as Automation Alley.

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State Treasurer: Community Approach Can Create Viable Benton Harbor K-12 Education System

Michigan Business Network
August 19, 2019 11:00 AM

Proposed Community Engagement and Advisory Committee Provides Input from Stakeholders, Residents in Developing Operating Plan

LANSING, Mich. – State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks, Deputy State Treasurer Joyce Parker, State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice and Office of Partnership Districts Director Dr. Bill Pearson today discussed an approach with the Benton Harbor School Board for working together to create a viable and successful K through 12 education system.

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