Pitch the Plastics

Focus on reusable or recyclable items We have all watched TV news reports or read articles about the growing plastic pollution crisis. National Geographic reports about 18 billion pounds of plastic waste flows into the oceans every year from coastal regions, and 40% of the plastic produced is for packaging, which is used once and […]

Governor: State Contracts Should Focus on Michigan Companies

Whitmer signs executive directive putting “Michigan Jobs First” Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently signed an executive directive revamping the state’s purchasing process ensuring that Michigan companies have priority when bidding for state contracts. The “Michigan Jobs First” executive directive aims to improve the number of contracts that are awarded to companies that create good-paying jobs in […]

Congress Considers Bill to Boost Retirement Savings

SECURE plan incentivizes employees to save for their golden years The statistics surrounding workers contributing to their retirement nest eggs are shocking. More than 1 in 5 working Americans are not saving for financial milestones, including retirement, according to a March 2019 Bankrate survey In a second Bankrate survey, the greatest regret people surveyed had […]

House Votes to Increase Minimum Wage to $15

Measure not expected to see movement in the Senate The U.S. House of Representatives recently approved legislation to increase the federal minimum wage – currently at $7.25 an hour – in increments to a $15 hourly rate by 2025. The measure would also phase out lower minimum wage paid to tipped workers. While the bill […]

Michigan Rugby Cup Competition comes to Lansing

Teams from other Midwest locations will vie for title Saturday There will be a ton of scrumming Saturday at the Hope Sports Complex as Lansing hosts the 2019 Michigan Rugby Cup. The Greater Lansing Sports Authority and Capital Area Rugby Foundation have partnered with the Michigan Rugby Union to bring 12 adult men’s teams from […]

Celebrate National Veep Day with a toast to Gerald Ford

Aug. 9 is recognized as National Veep Day, a day set aside to give recognition to the succession plan of the president of the United States. It is listed on the National Day Calendar because Aug. 9, 1974, is the day Vice President Gerald Ford became the 38th U.S. president upon the resignation of President Richard […]

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