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Building industry braces for changes

Overtime rule will create cultural shift and price hikes for most companies, ABC exec says.

June 24, 2016
When the new U.S. Department of Labor overtime rule goes into effect on Dec. 1, construction prices could start to rise. Read More

Chemical pollution forces out nonprofits

EPA plans further testing after likely dry-cleaning contaminant found.

June 17, 2016
An environmental threat has pushed two nonprofits from their buildings, and that could be just the beginning. Read More

State orders utility to pay $516K fine

June 17, 2016
| By AP
LANSING — A state commission has ordered a Michigan utility to pay a nearly $516,000 fine over billing rules violations. Read More

Health department evacuates downtown building

June 16, 2016
A commercial building in the downtown area has been evacuated, and the feds have ordered a cleanup of the facility due to high levels of a carcinogen. Read More

Reaching for the Switch

County sets in motion tax zone request to draw data center to Pyramid.

June 10, 2016
Kent County commissioners are a step closer to finalizing the deal to bring Switch Ltd. to West Michigan. Read More

Utilities say energy bills will keep the lights on

June 10, 2016
Utility companies say a pair of energy bills that have garnered widespread criticism from the business, environmental, education and health communities is necessary to keep the lights on in Michigan. Read More

Slow grow: Business leaders’ predictions reflect doubts

Quarterly survey finds fewer expect economy to improve in the next 18 months.

June 10, 2016
Some of Michigan’s top business leaders forecast slow economic growth over the next year and a half for the state and nation. Read More

Marijuana legalization group short on signatures

June 7, 2016
| By AP
LANSING — Michigan's elections bureau said a ballot drive to legalize marijuana for recreational use has come up short. Read More

Pulling the plug?

Environmentalists, businesses unite against energy bills currently in Michigan Senate.

June 3, 2016
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Several businesses and environmental organizations say a pair of energy bills before the Michigan Senate would kill electric choice and remove mandates that have been crucial to Michigan’s renewable energy and energy efficiency gains. Read More

Health system earns veteran-friendly employer certification

May 30, 2016
A local health system has been officially recognized by the state as a Certified Veteran-Friendly Employer. Read More