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We Stand in Solidarity on the Current Situation of Injustice

Michigan Business Network
June 3, 2020 6:00 AM

Joint Statement by Three Ethnic Commission Chairs 

We, the Chairs of three ethnic commissions of Michigan – Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission, Commission on Middle Eastern American Affairs, and Hispanic Latino Commission, join with the Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II in expressing empathy and concerns for people in communities of color across the nation and right here in Michigan who are feeling a sense of exhaustion and desperation. We stand in solidarity with our communities seeking equitable justice for everyone in our state. We cannot live in a society and a country where our rights and our dignity are not equal for all.

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MEDC | More Businesses Allowed to Reopen, Stay-at-Home Order Lifted

Michigan Business Network
June 2, 2020 7:00 PM

Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-110 today, allowing retailers to begin to reopen on June 4 with certain capacity limits in place, and beginning June 8, restaurants, bars and children’s camps may also begin to reopen with limited capacity for both indoor and outdoor restaurant services. 

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Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce Applauds Gov. Whitmer’s Announcement That Region 5 Can Move to the Next Phase in Restarting the Economy

Michigan Business Network
June 2, 2020 6:00 PM

 to Restart Michigan’s Economy Beginning May 1

Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced that Michigan’s Region 5 is advancing to the Phase 4: IMPROVING status under her Michigan Safe Start Plan for relaunching the economy. The following statement of support of the Governor’s announcement can be attributed to Steven Japinga, vice president public affairs, Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce:

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NEWS RELEASE: Governor Whitmer, Department of Insurance and Financial Services Announce Order Requiring Auto Insurance Refunds Due to COVID-19

Michigan Business Network
June 2, 2020 5:00 PM

LANSING, MICHGov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) today announced that DIFS Director Anita Fox has ordered all auto insurers in Michigan to issue refunds or premium waivers to consumers as a result of insurance companies’ reduced risk due to extreme reductions in driving during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Automation Alley | June 2020 E-Newsletter

Michigan Business Network
June 2, 2020 4:00 PM

The coronavirus pandemic has caused massive disruptions across societies and industries, forcing us to alter the way we live day-to-day and, of course, the way we do business. We can’t diminish the human and economic toll this crisis has caused, but in order to begin to move forward, we can glean some silver linings.

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SBAM | Stay-at-home order lifted

Michigan Business Network
June 2, 2020 3:00 PM

Stay-at-home order lifted

In a press conference Monday, Governor Whitmer rescinded the Stay Home, Stay Safe Executive Order effective immediately.

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NEWS RELEASE : Treasury: Bottle Deposit Returns to Phase Back In

Michigan Business Network
June 2, 2020 2:00 PM

Bottle Return Facilities to Resume Operations on June 15

LANSING, Mich. – Today, Treasury issued a Notice Regarding Phased Reestablishment of Michigan’s Bottle Deposit Return Program. Beginning June 15, 2020, some retailers must re-open their bottle return facilities and resume the collection of returnable beverage containers and refund of customer bottle deposits. This applies to retailers with bottle return facilities located at the front of the store or housed in a separate area and serviced exclusively by reverse vending machines requiring minimal or no person-to-person contact.

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NEWS RELEASE: Consumer Alert: Diagnostic COVID-19 Test Costs Covered by Insurance Plans

Michigan Business Network
June 2, 2020 1:00 PM

LANSING, MICHMichigan is working to ensure that anyone who needs a COVID-19 test can get one. Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) are alerting Michiganders that diagnostic COVID-19 testing for those who meet testing criteria should be covered by most health insurance plans without any out-of-pocket cost. There are various ways that costs for the test may be covered, and resources are available to help answer questions.

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Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order To Protect Migrant Agricultural Workers

Michigan Business Network
June 2, 2020 12:00 PM

- Workers Living in Congregate Housing   

LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer yesterday signed Executive Order 2020-111, which provides additional requirements and procedures to keep agricultural workers and the food supply safe from the effects of COVID-19. 

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CAR | UPDATE: Restarting Automotive Manufacturing After the Coronavirus Pandemic

Michigan Business Beat
June 2, 2020 11:00 AM

June Update:

As the coronavirus crisis continues to disrupt the global economy, North American vehicle sales have dropped sharply, and production has come to a nearly complete stop. Given the complexity of automotive manufacturing, the tremendous capital required to restart production, and the industry’s deep global supply chains, resuming vehicle production in North America will be a complex undertaking that is likely to take place in stages. CAR researchers are tracking automaker announcements for the restart of production at the companies’ North American plants.

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