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Op-Ed: Chamber Alliance Discusses Priorities in Lansing

From the Petoskey News-Review, March 3, 2015

The following guest commentary was written by Carlin Smith, president of the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce.

I was recently in the hot seat, looking up at five state senators, poised and ready to share with them the legislative priorities and concerns of the Northern Michigan business community. 521 more words

Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance

Michigan Panel OKs Bills Making It Crime To Assault Referee

LANSING, MI (AP) – Bills moving forward in the Michigan Legislature would make it illegal to assault a sports referee.

A Senate committee on Tuesday voted 4-1 to send the legislation to the full Senate. 96 more words


May Ballot Sets Precedent for Michigan's Future

Michigan’s need for transportation funding looms over the state like a persistent cold that will not go away until addressed properly. While extensive Emergen-C and chicken noodle soup will not fix Michigan’s crumbling transportation infrastructure, the funding from the comprehensive bill package on the ballot in May has the ingredients to potentially alleviate many of Michigan’s ailments, and you have an opportunity to influence this decisive vote. 947 more words

Michigan Transportation

Alliance Announces 2015 Legislative Priorities

The Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance revealed its 2015 legislative priorities while in Lansing for the Governor’s State of the State address on January 21, 2015. 79 more words


New Michigan Legislature's Early Agenda Depends On May Vote

DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press

LANSING (AP) — Republicans with bolstered majorities in the Legislature will commence a two-year session with the familiar routine of swearings-in, Gov. 898 more words


Michigan Senate Announces Committee Chairs for 2015-2016

Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof (R-West Olive) has announced Michigan Senate committee chair appointments for the 2015-2016 legislative session.

* Senators representing the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance area are in  303 more words

Michigan's Road Funding Agreement - The Breakdown

The road funding package agreed to and passed by the House and Senate late last night during the final day of the legislature’s lame duck session is essentially a three-step process. 168 more words