Nessel Opposes Proposal to Exempt Lending Entities

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel in January joined 21 other state attorneys general in opposing a proposal by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to exempt entities that are not national banks – including payday and other high-cost lenders – from state usury laws. Usury laws prevent predatory lenders from taking advantage of […]

Commission Lists Alternative Providers to Talk America

The Michigan Public Service Commission in late January posted on its website a list of alternative providers of voice telephone service with reliable access to 911 and emergency services for customers who will need a new provider as Talk America Services LLC, prepares to exit Michigan’s local exchange market. In August, Talk America filed notice […]

Agency Releases Rules for Temporary Marijuana Events

The Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency released a bulletin Jan. 24 advising the public and those involved in the marijuana industry of the rules surrounding temporary marijuana events. A person must be granted a marijuana event organizer license to be eligible to hold a temporary marijuana event in the state. If a marijuana event organizer plans […]

Strong Economy Expected to Continue in 2020

Experts see a strong year ahead for Michigan’s economy. Representatives from the Michigan Department of Treasury and U.S. Federal Reserve Bank predicted that the state’s strong 2019 economy is likely to continue into 2020. The forecast was made Jan. 9 during the fourth annual Economic Forecast Forum in East Lansing. The forum, the first statewide economic forecast event […]

More jobs might mean more flu

A new study from Ball State University says it’s time to start paying attention to who’s sick at work – before the situation gets out of hand. According to the study, “businesses should take precautions in advance of flu season to keep sick workers home and reduce infection rates that send people to physicians in […]

Library Collaborative Announces Record Digital Checkouts

The Midwest Collaborative for Library Services recently announced its OverDrive group achieved a record-breaking 2 million digital book checkouts in 2019. This milestone for the library illustrates the sustained growth and importance of library lending of e-books and audiobooks. This also includes creative ways libraries have served communities with digital services. MCLS’ group is one of […]

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