Category Archives: State Government

High school students to compete in statewide essay contest

schoolsuppliesAn 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/

Continuing incidents by Aramark employees remain an issue

prison 11-26-13Problems 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. Read more

Small businesses need ‘educating’ on liquor licenses

liquorIf 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. Read more

Snyder: Road money discussions “constructive”

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Governor Rick Snyder met today (Fri.) with the Legislature’s Republican and Democratic leaders to try and strike a deal on road funding. The governor hosted a day-long series of meetings in his state Capitol office to toss around ideas and crunch the numbers. Read more