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AAA Cautions Homeowners about Post-Disaster Contractor Fraud

Michigan Business Network
May 25, 2022 12:00 PM

Shares Tips to Avoid Becoming a Victim

Contractor Fraud Awareness Week is May 23-27th

DEARBORN, Mich., (May 23, 2022) — Hurricanes, wildfires, floods, tornadoes, hailstorms—experiencing a disaster may be impossible to avoid. Yet as homeowners deal with the aftermath of a catastrophe, if they aren’t careful, they could be victimized by dishonest contractors.

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Gov. Whitmer Statement on Michigan’s $3 Billion Additional Revenue

Michigan Business Network
May 25, 2022 9:00 AM

Effective fiscal management led to $3 billion in additional revenue, governor proposes working across the aisle to put money in people’s pockets right away as they face rising prices   

LANSING, Mich.– Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued the following statement after the Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference (CREC) showed that Michigan has $3 billion in additional revenue for Fiscal Year 2022.  

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Treasury | Administration, Fiscal Agencies Reach Consensus on Revenue Estimates

Michigan Business Network
May 25, 2022 7:00 AM

Revenue Projections Revised Upward from Strong Economy

LANSING, Mich. – State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks, Senate Fiscal Agency Director Kathryn Summers and House Fiscal Agency Director Mary Ann Cleary today reached consensus on revised economic and revenue figures for the remainder of Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 and for the upcoming 2023 and 2024 fiscal years.

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Governor Whitmer Announces 184 New Jobs in Auto Manufacturing, EV Testing in Battle Creek and Southeast Michigan

Michigan Business Network
May 24, 2022 6:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. – Friday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to announce two business expansions that will create 184 good jobs around the state. The expansions, which have been approved by the Michigan Strategic Fund, will build on the state’s economic growth and boost Michigan’s global leadership in auto manufacturing and mobility solutions. 

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Gov. Whitmer Proposes “MI Tax Rebate Right Now,” $500 for Working Families

Michigan Business Network
May 24, 2022 10:00 AM

As fiscal agencies project additional revenue, governor proposes working across the aisle with legislature to put money in people’s pockets right away as they face rising prices   

LANSING, Mich.– Thursday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer sent a letter to legislative leaders proposing MI Tax Rebate Right Now, a plan to return $500 to working families from the state’s budget surplus as they face rising costs on food, gas, and other everyday expenses.

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Peters, Stabenow Announce Up to Nearly $237 Million in Federal Funding for Michigan Small Businesses

Michigan Business Network
May 24, 2022 9:00 AM

Senators Helped Secure Funding for the State Small Business Credit Initiative Through the American Rescue Plan

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) Thursday announced that the U.S. Department of the Treasury will be providing up to $236,990,950 to the state of Michigan as part of the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI).

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Governor Whitmer Awards MI Clean Water Grants to 15 Communities to Ensure Safe, Clean Drinking Water and Support Jobs

Michigan Business Network
May 23, 2022 6:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. -- Thursday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer awarded more than $7.3 million in newly announced grants issued under the MI Clean Water Plan that will help 15 Michigan communities better ensure clean and reliable drinking water for residents. 

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Media Business | Patrick Heller - How The Media Deals with the Economy

Media Business
May 23, 2022 5:00 PM

Tony Conley is a newer content contributor and show host for Michigan Business Network. To kick off his twenty-second episode, Tony has a three-segment conversation about inflation, interest rates, gold, silver, and whether the economy is near a recession. 

He welcomes Patrick A. Heller, who specializes in economic outlook topics as a Radio Show Host, Columnist, Speaker, etc,...

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Media Business | Nicole Noll-Williams - How Media Deals with the Travel and Airlines Industries

Media Business
May 23, 2022 4:00 PM

Tony Conley is a newer content contributor and show host for Michigan Business Network. To wrap up his twenty-first episode, Tony has a three-segment conversation about a dynamic career and current challenges for airlines and airports.

He welcomes Nicole Noll-Williams, the President and CEO of the Capital Region Airport Authority, operating the Capital Region International Airport and Mason Jewett Field.

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Chairwoman Stabenow, Ranking Member Boozman and Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Legislation

Michigan Business Network
May 23, 2022 3:00 PM

to Address Baby Formula Shortage for Families on WIC

WASHINGTON – In the past week, Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and John Boozman (R-AR), Ranking Member, along with Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Cory Booker (D-NJ), John Hoeven (R-ND), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Tina Smith (D-MN), Susan Collins (R-ME), Raphael Warnock (D-GA), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), John Cornyn (R-TX), Bob Casey (D-PA), Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and Mark Kelly (D-AZ), announced bipartisan and bicameral legislation to address the baby formula shortage for families who rely on the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). The Access to Baby Formula Act has a companion House bill introduced by Representatives Jahana Hayes (D-CT), Bobby Scott (D-VA), and Michelle Steel (R-CA).

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