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Governer Whitmer Relaxes Person to Person Requirements

Governor Whitmer has signed an executive order, which reduces chances for person to person contact, by utilizing electronic signatures, notarizations and remote visitations. The order runs through May 6th, 2020. Upon signing the order, Governor Whitmer had this to say “It is important that Michiganders take every precaution to avoid …

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Daavettila Appointed to 97th District Bench

Houghton attorney Nicholas J. Daavettila has been appointed to serve as judge in the 97th District Court. Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s office announced the assignment on Tuesday. Daavettila Daavettila is a private practice attorney whose practice includes criminal law, child protective, family law, and probate estate cases. He is also the …

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Great Lakes Water Levels Set March Records

Great Lakes water levels continue to rise. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, has announced that Lakes Michigan, Huron, Erie along with Lake St. Clair, have all reached new monthly mean water levels for March, 2020. All lakes are in their seasonal rise period, and are expected to …

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Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order

Governor Whitmer has signed an executive order, which temporarily suspends licensing and regulation requirements for emergency medical services. The order is already in effect, and will remain in place, until the “State of Emergency” Declaration is lifted. Governor Whitmer stated “Our paramedics are on the front lines every day helping …

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Senator Peters Proposes COVID-19 Heroes Fund

Senator Gary Peters has proposed the “COVID-19 Heroes Fund.” The bill is aimed at providing substantial pay increases to reward, retain and recruit essential workers. The proposal has two parts. The first, is a $25,000 pay increase for essential front line workers. The second part, is centered around a $15,000 …

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