Late January 2023 Newsletter

Counties Seek A Larger Piece of State Revenue Pie Among the list of legislative priorities the Michigan Association of Counties (MAC) put forth in 2023 was the creation of a revenue sharing trust fund (RSTF) funded by a statutory earmark of the state sales tax. ...

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January 2023 Newsletter

Whitmer to Have Live Audience for State of the State for First Time in Three Years Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will deliver her fifth State of the State address Jan. 25, her office announced last week. The speech — in which the governor sets out her agenda for the year — is...

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December 2022 Newsletter

Lame Duck Recap In the final hours of their two-year session, legislators passed dozens of bills and sent them to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for consideration. Other measures — proposals to change Michigan's presidential primary date, to scale back a potential spike in the...

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Late-November 2022 Newsletter

Lame Duck:  Few Items of Interest, Few Days in Play As reported by MIRS, the House and Senate are looking at meeting as few as two or three days after the Thanksgiving break before calling it a legislative session based on the current plans brewing under the...

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Mid-November 2022 Newsletter

**SPECIAL POST ELECTION NOTE**: Dear Clients and Friends: As we all acclimate ourselves to the new realities in Lansing and attempt to make plans for our businesses, we can anticipate much more new regulatory policy in the New Year.  The Democratic...

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Late-October 2022 Newsletter

32 Marijuana Proposals, 220 Tax Increase on November Ballot As reported by Gongwer, voters in thirty-one cities and townships will decide November 8 whether to allow marijuana businesses in their communities, and voters also will consider 220 proposed local property...

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Early-October 2022 Newsletter

Tudor Dixon in Rochester Hills: 'Quiet Republicans' Emerging As Force In Race As reported by Gongwer, Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon in a town hall event on Friday expounded on how she would implement key policies if elected but also said she...

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Late-September 2022 Newsletter

Control of State House Looks to be a 'Toss-Up" After the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission did its work, the popular analysis in town was the Democrats made significant gains in the Senate map, but the Republicans made out well enough in the state...

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Mid-September 2022 Newsletter

Insurance Companies Appeal No Fault Decision to State Supreme Court Auto insurers this week officially appealed a Court of Appeals decision that ruled the 45 percent cut to entities providing health care to those catastrophically injured in traffic crashes cannot be...

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Late August 2022 Newsletter

Hernandez Balances Dixon With Legislature, Grassroots Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon on Friday announced that she has selected former Rep. Shane Hernandez of Port Huron as her running mate in the 2022 general election, hoping the selection will sit...

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Early August 2022 Newsletter

No Black Representation in Detroit After Redistricting, Crowded Primary As reported by Gongwer, for the first time in nearly 70 years, Detroiters won't have Black representation in Congress, a key factor in the larger conversation on Black representation in elected...

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Late July 2022 Newsletter

Friday's Campaign Filings:  Rinke, Dixon Spend Most, Whitmer's War Chest Massive As was reported by Gongwer, Kevin Rinke's personal wealth is dominating the low-spending Republican primary for governor, campaign finance reports filed Friday show, but Democratic...

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