An inaugural statewide essay contest has been announced for Michigan high school students.
Northwood University has partnered with the state Chamber of Commerce to host the contest.
Students will write an essay on the topic, “How can Michigan become more economically competitive?”.
Tim Nash is with Northwood University.
He said this contest has a number of benefits.
“It gives young people a chance to do some research, learn more about the economy in Michigan, and to hopefully influence public policy in the state.”
Nash said the top essays will be presented to the state legislature and the Governor.
He said the top five finalists will be announced at the Chamber Foundation’s annual dinner in May and will receive cash prizes.
Entries for the contest must be submitted by March 15th.
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Essay guidelines http://www.northwood.edu/essay/
An influx of last-minute opposition from law enforcement has cast doubts on bills to ease restrictions on medical marijuana in Michigan. This is the last day state lawmakers are scheduled to meet in 2014.
The state Legislature is entering the final hours of its two-year session without having reached a deal to boost road funding.
Problems continue to mount for Aramark Correctional Services as it reaches the one year mark in it’s contract to handle food services at Michigan prisons.
Since Aramark took over food services at the state’s prisons, the company has dismissed an average of eleven employees a month.
Protestors rallied at the state Capitol on Tuesday against a bill to create a Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Several semi-trucks circled the state Capitol Tuesday honking their horns to protest legislation to increase fines for overweight vehicles.
A group of semi-truck drivers made some noise Tuesday outside the state Capitol.
Supporters of a religious freedom bill in the state Legislature are pushing back against recent criticism. The legislation is meant to protect religious practices against state and local government interference.
If you’ve ever attended a promotional event for a local business, one that doesn’t normally sell alcohol and they’ve offered you a drink, it may have been done so illegally.
A business that doesn’t have a liquor license, but gives away or encourages customers to bring their own alcohol, is breaking the law.
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