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Governor Whitmer Announces Another Four Infrastructure Projects Completed as the State Continues to Fix Roads and Bridges at a Record Pace

Michigan Business Network
September 30, 2022 7:00 AM

In 2022, Gov. Whitmer is making the largest infrastructure investment in Michigan’s history   

LANSING, Mich. -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the completion of four infrastructure projects in Alger, Baraga, Montcalm, and St. Clair counties as the administration continues to fix roads and bridges at a record pace across the state.

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Treasury: Claim Home Heating Credit by Friday

Michigan Business Network
September 29, 2022 2:00 PM

Applications Must Be Received by Friday, Sept. 30, 2022

LANSING, Mich. – Qualified homeowners or renters have less than a week to apply for Michigan’s Home Heating Credit, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury.

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Treasury: Learn How to Pay for College at a ‘Virtual Financial Aid Night’

Michigan Business Network
September 29, 2022 12:00 PM

MI Student Aid Team Aims to Reach Students and Families in Need of College Financial Aid

LANSING, Mich. – With the 2023-24 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) becoming available on Oct. 1, students and families looking for help paying for college are encouraged to register for a Virtual College Financial Aid Night provided by Michigan of Treasury’s MI Student Aid team.

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MSAE | Diamond Award Recipients Announced

Association Impact
September 29, 2022 10:00 AM

Tuesday afternoon the Michigan Society of Association Executives gathered in East Lansing for this year's Diamond Awards. They are an opportunity to celebrate and honor exemplary achievements and leadership within the association industry.

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Peters Bipartisan Bill to Save Taxpayer Dollars by Improving How Federal Agencies Purchase Software Heads to Senate Floor

Michigan Business Network
September 29, 2022 8:00 AM

Legislation Builds on Peters’ MEGABYTE Act That Has Saved Taxpayers More than $450 Million

WASHINGTON, DC – Bipartisan legislation authored by U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) to save taxpayer dollars by improving management of how the federal government purchases and uses software has advanced in the Senate. The bill would require agencies to conduct an independent, comprehensive assessment of their software licensing practices. This would be used by Congress, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and the General Services Administration (GSA) to increase federal oversight of software contracts in order to streamline operations and reduce wasteful spending. The bill was advanced by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee where Peters serves as Chair, and now moves to the full Senate for consideration. The legislation builds on a law written by Peters to reduce duplicative software purchases called the MEGABYTE Act. Since being signed into law, this legislation has saved taxpayers more than $450 million. The bill now heads to the Senate floor for consideration.

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Gov. Whitmer on Passage of Bipartisan Investments in Economic Development, Scholarships, Public Safety

Michigan Business Network
September 29, 2022 7:00 AM

Bipartisan deal will unleash Michigan’s economic potential by attracting transformational, job-creating investments to every region of the state and empowering young people pursuing higher education  

LANSING, Mich. – Governor Gretchen Whitmer highlighted components of the bipartisan  supplemental package to fund economic development, deliver scholarships for higher education students, and secure additional resources to support public safety officials.

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Gov. Whitmer Announces Tax-Free Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Michigan Business Network
September 28, 2022 4:00 PM

Michiganders do not have to pay state or federal taxes on federal loan forgiveness; approximately 1.4 million Michiganders have student loans    

LANSING, Mich. – Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that student loan relief  would not be treated as taxable income in Michigan. Approximately 1.4 million Michiganders eligible for relief will not owe any state taxes for receiving benefits of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program or other student loan forgiveness.

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Michigan Business Beat | Luke LaHaie - NEWITY a Great Lakes Lender with Michigan Roots

Michigan Business Beat
September 28, 2022 3:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher welcomes Luke LaHaie, Co-Founder / Co-CEO, NEWITY.

Luke's hometown, Cheboygan, MI

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Michigan Business Beat | Paul Elam - Advance Peace Advances in Lansing, Michigan

Michigan Business Beat
September 28, 2022 2:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher welcomes back Paul Elam to the Michigan Business Beat.

Paul is currently MPHI’s Advance Peace spokesperson/ local operator and, Chief Strategy Officer

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Committee Advances Peters Bipartisan Legislation to Help Secure Open Source Software

Michigan Business Network
September 28, 2022 12:00 PM

Bill Would Help Prevent Exploitation of Vulnerabilities Like One Found In Log4j That Could Compromise Critical Systems  

WASHINGTON, DC – Bipartisan legislation authored by U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) to help protect federal and critical infrastructure systems by strengthening the security of open source software has advanced in the Senate. The legislation comes after a hearing convened by Peters on the Log4j incident earlier this year and would direct the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to help ensure that open source software is used safely and securely by the federal government, critical infrastructure, and others. A vulnerability discovered in Log4j – which is widely used open source code – affected millions of computers worldwide, including critical infrastructure and federal systems.

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