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Rick Haglund: Fate of Pure Michigan ad campaign unclear

Mackinac Center for Public Policy economist Michael LaFaive for years called on policymakers to end the Pure Michigan tourism promotion campaign, considered among the...

Hollier plans bill to expand on NCAA student income rules

This week, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) had a significant shift in policy. Its board of governors voted unanimously to allow student-athletes to...

Panel delays Michigan PFAS standards

An oversight board stacked with appointees from GOP former Gov. Rick Snyder this week voted to halt the implementation of tougher PFAS standards in...

UAW reaches tentative deal with Ford, FCA merger announced

The state’s dominant automotive industry continues to undergo major changes.  Just as the United Auto Workers (UAW) continues its contract negotiations with the Big 3...

One data center tax break bill clears committee, others stall

Legislation aimed at growing Michigan’s data center industry via various tax exemptions continues to create consternation among school advocacy groups and lawmakers on both...

U of M to expand Detroit footprint with research and education...

Plans for the new $300 million Detroit Center for Innovation (DCI) were unveiled Wednesday morning. Several elected officials were on hand downtown, along with billionaire...

Tlaib, Chang push $12.5M community agreement for Fiat-Chrysler project

Detroit residents and lawmakers in the area of a large industrial expansion want some environmental guarantees.  Fiat-Chrysler Automotive is in the process of a $4.5...

Bills you may have missed: Wrongful imprisonment, disability accommodations and taxes...

Here’s this week’s Michigan Advance roundup of noteworthy recent legislation that has mostly gone under the radar. Wrongful imprisonment claims Bipartisan legislation to resolve conflicting timelines...

GOP presidential candidates debate climate change, impeachment in Detroit

Three Republican presidential candidates on Monday debated topics ranging from climate change to impeachment in Detroit. While President Donald Trump did not participate, his opponents...

State holding social equity marijuana business outreach sessions

The Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) in July announced its Social Equity Program that aims to offer reduced fees and technical and professional assistance to...

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