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Strong Investor Demand as State of Michigan Sells More Than $235 Million in State Building Authority Bonds

Michigan Business Network
August 6, 2019 9:00 AM

Proceeds to Support Refinancing, Statewide Public Building Projects

LANSING, Mich. – July 18th, State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks announced that the state of Michigan successfully sold more than $235 million in 2019 revenue and refunding State Building Authority bonds.

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News Release | Peters Announces Investigation into Illegal Practice of Wage Theft

Michigan Business Network
August 2, 2019 3:00 PM

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, today announced he is conducting an investigation into illegal wage theft practices that harm American workers. Wage theft violates basic fair pay laws and denies workers a fair wage for their work. It takes many forms, including failure to pay the applicable minimum wage, failure to compensate employees for overtime, and misclassifying employees as “independent contractors” to avoid paying certain benefits or taxes. Senator Peters has directed the minority staff on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee to conduct an investigation focused on these and other harmful actions that prevent employees from receiving all of their hard-earned pay.

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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer All About Business

Michigan Business Beat
July 29, 2019 8:00 AM

Chris Holman welcomes Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer on to the Michigan Business Beat. They discuss infrastructure, adjustment to her first term leading the state, the prime business topic surrounding talent, and small business.

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Association IMPACT | MSAE, MNA, and ASAE Tackle UBIT!

Association Impact
April 1, 2019 6:00 PM

Taylor Benavente is joined by Sarah-Grace Battles, Communications Manager, Michigan Nonprofit Association, Jaime Lewis, Finance and Database Manager, Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) for a pair of segments and then Mary Kate Cunningham, CAE, Vice President, Public Policy, American Society of Association (ASAE) joins him for the second pair.

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MSAE Legislative & Public Policy Conference | 20/20 Hindsight: The Freedom & Future of Journalism

Association Impact
March 25, 2019 3:00 PM

 

MSAE's Taylor Benavente shares the second of several stage sessions from this year's Legislative & Public Policy Conference! If you weren't able to join the group assembled in Lansing February 12th, give the PodCasts a listen for full coverage of this session and watch for postings of other portions from that day.

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MSAE Legislative & Public Policy Conference | Governor's Luncheon Remarks from MSAE & MHSA

Association Impact
March 22, 2019 6:00 PM

 

Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE)'s President & CEO Kelly Turner addressed the gathering of the 2019 Legislative & Public Policy Conference, during the Governor's Luncheon over noon-hour February 12th. 

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MSAE Legislative & Public Policy Conference | Point-Counterpoint: Sick Leave & Minimum Wage

Association Impact
March 22, 2019 9:00 AM

 

MSAE's Taylor Benavente shares the first stage session from this year's Legislative & Public Policy Conference! If you weren't able to join the group assembled in Lansing February 12th, give the PodCasts a listen for full coverage of this session and watch for postings of other portions from that day.

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What You Need to Know ahead of MSAE's 2019 Legislative & Public Policy Conference

Association Impact
February 8, 2019 5:00 PM

 

MSAE's Taylor Benavente interviews three individuals with different yet each vital perspectives on the upcoming Legislative & Public Police Conference for 2019.

Hear two segments each with Stephen Pontoni, Dave Waymire, and Scott Ellis regarding the Tuesday February 12th event which this year coincides with Michigan Governor Whitmer's State of the State Address.

Held annually in February, the Michigan Society of Association Executives’ Legislative and Public Policy Conference is recognized as Lansing’s first major legislative event of the year. This well respected event features new leadership visions, policy issues, pundit commentaries and candidate debates and serves as the premiere legislative conference dedicated to the association community.

The afternoon of programming is followed by one of the best attended Legislative Receptions including guests from the Michigan House and Senate, Supreme Court, Governor's office and various state departments. 

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PPA and MCCD discuss Raise the Age

Michigan Business Beat
November 10, 2017 9:00 AM

Paul Elam, Ph. D. President of Public Policy Associates, and Mary King, Executive Director on Crime and Delinquency review their organization's missions.

They then discuss an issue which they are both focused on -- Raise the Age Michigan. A campaign which aims to raise the age of juvenile court jurisdiction from 17 to 18 years of age.

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