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News Release | Peters, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Respond to Growing Threat of Deepfakes

Michigan Business Network
July 5, 2019 8:00 AM

Realistic, Forged Videos Could Pose Threats to National Security & Public Safety

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and a founding member of the Senate Artificial Intelligence Caucus (AI Caucus), joined his AI Caucus colleagues to introduce bipartisan legislation that would help to protect Americans from the emergence of forged video content online. Known as deepfakes, these hyper-realistic, digital manipulations of real content can be used to depict events that did not actually occur. Deepfakes pose a serious threat to national security and public safety since manipulated content could be used by malicious actors to intentionally deceive or mislead the public.

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2019 Mackinac Policy Conference with Chris Holman

Michigan Business Network
June 18, 2019 3:00 PM

The Michigan Business Network had the opportunity to attend the 2019 Mackinac Policy Conference where they caught up with some of Michigan's top industry experts and leaders. These series of interviews took place at the Grand Hotel located on the beautiful Mackinac Island, May 29th and 30th.

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Association IMPACT | MSAE, MNA, and ASAE Tackle UBIT!

Association Impact
April 1, 2019 6:00 PM

Taylor Benavente is joined by Sarah-Grace Battles, Communications Manager, Michigan Nonprofit Association, Jaime Lewis, Finance and Database Manager, Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) for a pair of segments and then Mary Kate Cunningham, CAE, Vice President, Public Policy, American Society of Association (ASAE) joins him for the second pair.

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MSAE Legislative & Public Policy Conference | 20/20 Hindsight: The Freedom & Future of Journalism

Association Impact
March 25, 2019 3:00 PM

 

MSAE's Taylor Benavente shares the second of several stage sessions from this year's Legislative & Public Policy Conference! If you weren't able to join the group assembled in Lansing February 12th, give the PodCasts a listen for full coverage of this session and watch for postings of other portions from that day.

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MSAE Legislative & Public Policy Conference | Governor's Luncheon Remarks from MSAE & MHSA

Association Impact
March 22, 2019 6:00 PM

 

Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE)'s President & CEO Kelly Turner addressed the gathering of the 2019 Legislative & Public Policy Conference, during the Governor's Luncheon over noon-hour February 12th. 

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MSAE Legislative & Public Policy Conference | Point-Counterpoint: Sick Leave & Minimum Wage

Association Impact
March 22, 2019 9:00 AM

 

MSAE's Taylor Benavente shares the first stage session from this year's Legislative & Public Policy Conference! If you weren't able to join the group assembled in Lansing February 12th, give the PodCasts a listen for full coverage of this session and watch for postings of other portions from that day.

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Michigan Railroad Day (March 13) from Michigan Legislators' Perspective

Michigan Business Beat
March 13, 2019 1:00 PM

With the help of Michigan Railroads Association, Jeffrey Mosher spends some time of Wednesday March 13, 2019, MI Railroad Day with a pair of State Senators and a State Representative from across Michigan and across party lines.

His interviews about railroads in Michigan are:

Segment 1:  St. Senator Roger Victory, Michigan's 30th Senate District Ottowa County.

Segment 2: St. Rep. Robert Wittenberg, Michigan's 27th House District, Oak Park, MI region, 

Segment 3: St. Senator Wayne Schmidt, Michigan's 37th District, Grand Traverse County,

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U.S. Congressman Bill Huizenga Receives Michigan Bankers Association’s Economic Impact Award

Michigan Business Network
February 27, 2019 8:00 AM

News Release Provided By Michigan Bankers Association (MBA)

LANSING, Mich., Feb. 26, 2019 - The Michigan Bankers Association (MBA) has selected U.S. Congressman Bill Huizenga as the Economic Impact Award winner. The Economic Impact Award recognizes public officials for their outstanding leadership on matters of public policy that support and encourage a vibrant Michigan economy.

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Peters, Portman, Stabenow, Duckworth Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Bolster Great Lakes Funding

Michigan Business Network
February 19, 2019 9:00 AM

News Release Provided By Senator Peters Office

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Rob Portman (R-OH), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today reintroduced bipartisan legislation to boost Great Lakes funding and research efforts and help support effective fishery management decisions. The Great Lakes Fishery Research Authorization (GLFRA) Act gives the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) the legislative authority to support the $7 billion Great Lakes sport and commercial fishery industry.

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Peters, Colleagues Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Cut Red Tape for Bio-Tech Startups

Michigan Business Network
February 18, 2019 3:00 PM

News Release Provided By Senator Gary Peters 

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Thom Tillis (R-NC), David Perdue (R-GA), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) this week introduced the Fostering Innovation Act of 2019,bipartisan legislation that would extend regulatory relief for certain small businesses and startups, including many bio-tech innovators. This industry faces additional burdens when complying with federal regulations due to the nature of the resource-intensive research and development costs associated with providing new scientific and medical developments to consumers.

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