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MITA | Poll: Michigan Voters Want Taxes Collected at the Gas Pump to be Fully Dedicated to Funding and Fixing Roads and Bridges

Michigan Business Network
February 27, 2024 11:00 AM

LANSING, Mich. – Rob Coppersmith, executive vice president of the Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association (MITA), issued the following statement following the release of an EPIC-MRA poll showing that Michigan voters overwhelmingly want all taxes collected at the gas pump to be dedicated to funding and fixing Michigan’s roads and bridges:

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LEO | Residents in 9 Michigan Counties Can File for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Michigan Business Network
February 26, 2024 6:00 PM

Eaton, Ingham, Ionia, Kent, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, and Wayne counties covered by disaster declaration

Those affected by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding last August must meet qualifications to apply

Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is available to Michigan residents affected by severe storms that struck parts of Michigan in August 2023.

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FEMA to open Disaster Recovery Center at LCC’s West Campus

Michigan Business Network
February 26, 2024 1:00 PM

Federal assistance available for those impacted by August storms

EATON COUNTY, MI - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is set to establish a pivotal resource for residents affected by the August 24-26, 2023, storms by establishing a Disaster Recovery Center at Lansing Community College’s West Campus.

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Gov. Whitmer Announces Nearly 300,000 Checks Sent to Michiganders, Putting an Average of $550 Back in People’s Pockets

Michigan Business Network
February 26, 2024 12:00 PM

Majority in Michigan Legislature and Governor Whitmer worked together to quintuple Working Families Tax Credit last year, leading to $219 Million back to taxpayers  

LANSING, Mich. – Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer provided an update on the state's progress to send Working Families Tax Credit checks to Michigan families.

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Gov. Whitmer Highlights Increased Funding to Better Serve Michiganders

Michigan Business Network
February 26, 2024 8:00 AM

 
New budget supports Michigan Department of Civil Rights, lowers costs, and expands mental health support for Michiganders    

LANSING, Mich. -- Friday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer highlighted funding in her executive budget proposal that will help state government better serve Michiganders.

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LEO | ICYMI: UIA Director Julia Dale: How Surviving on Food Stamps Helped Me Lead Michigan's Unemployment System

Michigan Business Network
February 23, 2024 6:00 PM

This column appeared in Thursday's Detroit Free Press.

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ICYMI: Michigan Business Beat | Bill Flohr - Folds of Honor - Gala Celebration This Saturday

Michigan Business Beat
February 23, 2024 10:00 AM

Jeffrey Mosher welcomes Bill Flohr REGIONAL IMPACT OFFICER for Folds of Honor, Canton, MI.

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Governor Whitmer Announces Two Business Expansions Bringing 117 New High-Tech, Manufacturing Jobs to Troy, Upper Peninsula

Michigan Business Network
February 23, 2024 8:00 AM

  • Digital programming services provider SAVIC establishing new operations in Troy, creating 100 high-wage tech jobs 
  • Defense and aerospace supplier Creative Composites expanding in Rapid River, adding 17 jobs  
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Senate Passes Peters-Backed Resolution Recognizing February 2024 as Career and Technical Education Month

Michigan Business Network
February 22, 2024 5:00 PM

WASHINGTON, DC – A bipartisan resolution cosponsored by U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) recognizing February 2024 as Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month has unanimously passed in the Senate. Full text of the resolution is available here.

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Michigan Business Beat | Bill Flohr - Folds of Honor - Gala Celebration This Saturday

Michigan Business Beat
February 22, 2024 2:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher welcomes Bill Flohr REGIONAL IMPACT OFFICER for Folds of Honor, Canton, MI.

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