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Planning the Michigan marijuana industry

Three groups have competing ideas for a legal pot industry in the state.

June 26, 2015
Three organizations — only one of which is revealing its financial backers at this point — claim to be working on plans for the commercialization of fully legalized recreational marijuana in Michigan. Read More

Many savings options are available when it comes to roads

June 26, 2015
Editor: As a small business owner recently on a sales call in Battle Creek, I was amused to witness four Michigan State Police Suburbans parked outside a restaurant during the lunch hour left running while four state police officers dined on their chosen fare. Read More

‘Payday’ loans aren’t loans under Michigan law

They are not subject to the legal limits on loan interest rates in Michigan.

June 26, 2015
The so-called payday lenders in Michigan are subject to state law and regulated by the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services, but they are not subject to the legal maximum interest rates established by state law. Read More

Attorney General claims Western Sky borrowers due refunds

Approximately 17,500 in Michigan borrowed from the online lender at interest as high as 300 percent.

June 26, 2015
Michigan’s Department of Insurance and Financial Services is asking the Michigan Credit Union League and other trade associations in the Michigan financial sector to help make sure their members know about refunds that may be due them from Western Sky Financial LLC. Read More

Lack of diversity costs billions

June 12, 2015
Anyone who thinks the lack of racial diversity in Michigan’s workforce doesn’t negatively impact the state’s economy may be billions of dollars off the mark. Read More

Make education priority in state’s turnaround

May 22, 2015
The Business Journal is reporting on a study just released by Education Trust-Midwest, a non-partisan education policy organization, showing that, by almost any statistical average, Michigan students are performing among the bottom 10 states in the country. Read More

Report says education lagging in Michigan

May 22, 2015
A nonprofit organization is taking the state to school with its campaign for new strategies and policies to improve Michigan’s public education system performance. Read More

Senators back to ‘fixing’ non-existent problems instead of fixing roads

May 15, 2015
Michigan legislators were roundly chastised in April before the statewide ballot proposal to fund road repairs, construction and transportation was soundly defeated by voters. Read More

No-fault auto reform needed for Michigan

May 15, 2015
If you happen to occasionally observe the innumerable medical and personal-injury ads that litter the sides of our major roads or see them on TV, you can rightly assume that Michigan is very fertile ground for big-money vehicle-related claims and litigation. Read More

Lawmakers eye higher speed limits

LANSING — A new package of bills could result in higher speed limits on state roads across Michigan. Read More