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No Disaster Relief from FEMA

The federal government says there wasn’t enough winter damage in Northern Michigan for a disaster declaration from FEMA. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says the state submitted damages of $10.1 million, with the threshold for a disaster declaration being $13.7 million. Up to $6 million in state aid could be …

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Political Fundraising Increases

While a recent report says the US economy is bouncing back somewhat, it can’t compare to the increase in political fundraising involving candidates in Michigan. Those running for the Michigan Senate and House of Representatives have reported raising more than 20 million dollars so far this election cycle, according to …

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No Appeal from Raise Michigan

It appears that those pushing for a minimum wage increase to $10.10 per hour for all workers including “tipped” employees in Michigan, will not challenge last week’s state Board of Canvassers ruling that bars their proposal from the ballot. The attorney for the group calling itself Raise Michigan will recommend …

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