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Wednesday, 27 January 2021 16:15

Business groups back House Republicans’ COVID-19 spending plan

Statewide business groups announced their support today for House Republicans’ COVID-19 spending plan that’s a rebuttal to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s $5.6 billion plan unveiled last week.

Published in Economic Development
Wednesday, 30 December 2020 16:46

Whitmer vetoes bills to add multi-state licensure for nurses, psychologists

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed two bills that would have had Michigan join other states in licensing compacts for nurses and psychologists.

Published in Health Care
Saturday, 19 December 2020 12:28

Michigan lawmakers advance spending bill with $58M in small business, venue relief

Final passage could come as early as Monday on a $465.1 million state aid package that would provide “survival” grants to ailing small businesses and entertainment venues that were closed or had their operations limited by state orders during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Published in Small Business

Friday, 04 December 2020 13:33

West Michigan businesses seek support from state leaders amid COVID-19 ‘pause’

GRAND RAPIDS — The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce is urging Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and legislative leaders to enact assistance for businesses affected by the most recent state restrictions.

Published in Small Business
Tuesday, 01 December 2020 15:40

Michigan panel agrees to fast-track online casino gaming, sports betting

LANSING — A bipartisan panel of state lawmakers has agreed to fast-track a series of administrative rules that could launch the state’s internet sports gambling and casino gaming before the end of the month.

Published in Economic Development
Tuesday, 24 November 2020 11:02

West Michigan lawmaker calls for mask requirement as COVID-19 surges

A West Michigan Republican state lawmaker is calling for a state law requiring masks in indoor spaces and crowded outdoor areas as COVID-19 cases surge and strain hospital capacity.

Published in Economic Development