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Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II Fuels Michigan’s Economic Jumpstart

Michigan Business Network
July 27, 2021 4:00 PM

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Treasury: State Treasurer Announces Grants for Distressed Municipalities

Michigan Business Network
July 27, 2021 3:00 PM

More than $2.7 Million Awarded for
Infrastructure and Public Safety Projects

LANSING, Mich. – State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks today announced a total of $2.7 million is being awarded to 16 municipalities through the Financially Distressed Cities, Villages and Townships (FDCVT) Grant Program.

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Attorney General Nessel Issues Statement on $7M Approved for Wrongful Imprisonment Compensation Act Fund

Michigan Business Network
July 27, 2021 2:00 PM

LANSING   – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel issued the following statement in response to Governor Gretchen Whitmer signing Senate Bill 27, a supplemental appropriations bill that includes $7 million for the Wrongful Imprisonment  Compensation Act (WICA) Fund:
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Gov. Whitmer Signs Funding Bill to Put Michigan’s Economic Recovery First

Michigan Business Network
July 27, 2021 12:00 PM

The legislation provides financial resources for flooding recovery and additional support for local police.

LANSING, Mich.  — Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Senate Bill 27 to appropriate $384.7 million in supplemental relief funding to support the recovery of individuals, families, and small businesses to help them emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic in a stronger position. A total of $367.7 million is from federal COVID relief funding that was authorized through the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, while another $17 million is from the state's general fund.
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SBAM | Proposed Legislation Would Increase Availability of Affordable Health Coverage

Michigan Business Network
July 27, 2021 9:00 AM

The Coalition to Protect and Promote Association Health Plans Applauds New Introduction of Legislation

Washington - On behalf of small businesses and self-employed individuals across the country, we applaud members of Congress for their ongoing commitment to enacting policies that would give employees of small employers and self-employed individuals with no employees much-needed access to comprehensive, affordable health coverage through an “Association Health Plan” (AHP).

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Announces Economic Development Grants Supporting 450 Jobs in Sturgis

Michigan Business Network
July 27, 2021 7:00 AM

  • Indiana-based Cruiser RV and Heartland Recreational Vehicles will add 450 new jobs, invest a total of $35.9 million in Sturgis with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund 
  • MDOT TEDF grant to Heartland RV will help support infrastructure improvements
  • Projects are companies’ first operations in Michigan, underscoring strength of Michigan’s manufacturing workforce
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SBAM | Avoiding Risk in Background Screening

Michigan Business Network
July 26, 2021 5:00 PM

By Susan Chance, courtesy of SBAM Approved Partner ASE

Is avoiding risk in background screening worth having someone on staff just to help with beefing up your company’s background checking practices?

One publication suggests just that. It has been my experience that most people working with backgrounds are wearing many hats, and especially with all of the events of the last 16 months or so, employers have been in a race to keep up with all of the changes to their practices just in regard to the COVID pandemic. Given the time and attention demanded by this, in addition to an already busy schedule, who has time to worry about the details of background checking?

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Foster Swift | Attorney Joins 2021 Dapper Dads for Good Cause

Michigan Business Network
July 26, 2021 3:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. –Foster Swift attorney Mark T. Koerner is among 23 business leaders competing in the annual Dapper Dads challenge, hosted by the Sparrow Foundation and the Women Working Wonders (W3) committee.

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Gov. Whitmer Announces Plans for New State Park in Flint

Michigan Business Network
July 26, 2021 12:00 PM

FLINT, Mich. - Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently announced plans to create a new Michigan state park in the City of Flint by utilizing federal relief dollars from President Biden’s American Recovery Plan. This would mark the first state park in Genesee County, the only county in Michigan without land that is managed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources,  and when completed would become Michigan’s 104th state park. 

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Peters Secures Nearly $128 Million in Investments for Michigan Military Facilities and Operations in National Defense Bill Advancing to Full Senate

Michigan Business Network
July 26, 2021 8:00 AM

Peters Helps Pass Pay Raise for Servicemembers and Measures Important to Michigan and our Nation’s National Defense 

National Defense Authorization Act Advanced Out of Senate Armed Service Committee

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) helped advance the bipartisan annual national defense bill to the full Senate, and led the charge to secure nearly $128 million in investments for military facilities across Michigan. He also led or supported provisions to strengthen our national security and give our servicemembers a pay raise.

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