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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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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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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer All About Business

Michigan Business Beat
July 29, 2019 8:00 AM

Chris Holman welcomes Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer on to the Michigan Business Beat. They discuss infrastructure, adjustment to her first term leading the state, the prime business topic surrounding talent, and small business.

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Uncommon Leadership In a World of Political Challenges

Leadership Low Down
July 16, 2019 2:00 PM

State Rep. Graham Filler was first elected to serve the 93rd District in the Michigan House of Representatives in November 2018. He comes with great experience and offers his insight as he works with other leaders and various agendas. Rep. Filler serves as the chairman of the critical House Judiciary committee. With so much at stake, there are plenty of things to disagree on, but Representative Filler chooses to find common ground and seek ways to get things done. 

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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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