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Schuette Sues Texas Fundraiser for Decep...

Bins said “100% of market value” of every donation went to charity, but charity received just 6% of total revenue generated LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced a lawsuit against Texas-based clothing donation bin operator ATRS, Inc. ATRS owns and operates 251 clothing donation bins in Michigan. The bins state that the Michigan Humane Society “receives 100% of the market value of every donation received at this location.” However, by contract, ATRS pays the Michigan Humane Society just $.02 per pound. For 2016, donations to the bins generated $835k...
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Preserving Our State’s History By Sen. W...

Preserving our state’s history By Sen. Wayne Schmidt 37th Senate District Since 1837, Michigan has been the home of several sites that are relevant to either the state’s or our nation’s history. For 180 years, the state has worked to maintain such sites and make sure we keep them alive to serve as a visual, tangible avenue into our past. Because of their age, many of these facilities are in poor condition, and it is often very costly and involved to repair them. This is due to the fact that when maintenance is done on such facilities, the company performing the job...
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More Michigan Companies Will Join MDARD ...

LANSING – Having recently returned from the annual meeting of the Tri-National Agriculture Accord – a group of agricultural officials from Canada, the U.S. and Mexico that collaborates on agricultural trade and development issues – Jamie Clover Adams, director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development, understands now more than ever that market diversification is critical for any industry, especially agriculture and food production. “There’s no denying that the North American market is essential for Michigan’s food and agriculture industry,” said...
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Great Lakes Invasive Carp Challenge nets...

First-round awards to be announced in February LANSING, Mich. – The State of Michigan announced today that the Great Lakes Invasive Carp Challenge, which sought innovative solutions to stop the movement of invasive carp, received 353 entries from 27 countries. The challenge, hosted by global crowd-sourcing company InnoCentive, netted new ideas and raised the global profile of this important issue. “Invasive carp pose a serious and growing threat to the economy and ecology of our Great Lakes,” Gov. Rick Snyder said. “The Invasive Carp Challenge has unleashed the creativity...
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Michigan Drivers Lose in No-Fault Reform...

Michigan drivers continue to pay the highest auto insurance premiums in the nation LANSING – The Insurance Alliance of Michigan (IAM) today noted that it is Michigan drivers who lost more than $1 billion a year when the House in yesterday’s late-night session couldn’t pass reforms to the state’s broken, outdated no-fault law. “The failed attempt to reform the state’s no-fault law will ensure that drivers in Michigan continue to pay some of the highest auto insurance premiums in the country,” said Pete Kuhnmuench, executive director of the Insurance Alliance of Michigan....