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Michigan Moves To Tiered Fee System For Medical Marijuana

LANSING – The Marijuana Regulatory Agency announced Thursday it is moving its medical program fee structure to a tier-based system based somewhat on the operation’s size, similar to what the agency put in place for the recreational market. The current regulatory assessment, paid by licensees after they are fully approved by the state, is $10,000

By |2019-08-08T19:28:55-04:00August 8th, 2019|Marijuana Business, News|

PSC: Providers Should Have Adequate Electricity Supplies For Future

LANSING - Michigan electric customers during the years 2022 and 2023 should enjoy an adequate supply of power, according to the Public Service Commission. Commission officials said Thursday that all electric providers in the state successfully demonstrated to the PSC they had adequate supplies to customer needs in the 2022-23 planning year. The commission annually

By |2019-08-08T19:28:55-04:00August 8th, 2019|Clean Update, Politics, Politics/Government|

Democrat Presidential Candidate Biden Blasts Medicare For All

DEARBORN – Former Vice President Joe Biden - in Michigan to attend an NAACP political event - blasted the "Medicare for All" platform backed by several of his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination, saying some of the candidates are living in a "fantasy world" as they peddle the idea that people can keep their

By |2019-07-25T16:29:03-04:00July 25th, 2019|Politics, Politics/Government|

Health Marketplace Insurance Rates Drop Substantially For 2020

LANSING - Persons seeking health insurance via the federal marketplace could see a major decrease in what they pay starting next year. The Department of Insurance and Financial Services announced the proposed 2020 rate change requests Wednesday. Of the 11 issuers in the individual market, seven reported a rate decrease ranging anywhere from 0.1 to

By |2019-07-25T16:29:33-04:00July 18th, 2019|Politics, Politics/Government|

Nessel Makes First Move To Shut Down Line 5

LANSING - Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel on Thursday went to court seeking to decommission the 66-year old twin pipelines underneath the Straits of Mackinac, arguing the continued operation of the Enbridge pipeline is "likely to cause pollution, impairment or destruction of the water and other natural resources of the Great Lakes." The lawsuit seeks

By |2019-06-28T10:12:28-04:00June 28th, 2019|Clean Update, Politics, Politics/Government|

Wolverine Alleges PFAS Poses No ‘Substantial Endangerment’ In Lawsuit

LANSING - Wolverine World Wide, the company accused of dumping waste that contaminated bodies of water in Kent County with per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, said it has provided "every affected resident with access to clean and reliable water" following the discovery of PFAS in drinking water sources and therefore the lawsuit against the company should

By |2019-07-04T07:41:23-04:00June 23rd, 2019|Clean Update, Politics, Politics/Government|

Whitmer Renames, Reshuffles Economic Agencies; Names New Director

LANSING - A dramatic reorganization of the state's economic development and worker protection functions ordered Thursday by Governor Gretchen Whitmer puts a new person in charge of those duties, renames the Department of Talent and Economic Development as the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity and upends some key boards and commissions. The actions concentrate essentially

By |2019-06-07T18:52:40-04:00June 7th, 2019|Politics, Politics/Government|

House GOP Planning Revenue-Neutral Gas Tax Hike

LANSING - A Michigan House subcommittee on Thursday moved a budget assuming $542.5 million from a forthcoming, dedicated transportation fuel tax that would eventually replace the 6 percent sales tax currently collected on fuel purchases. House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R-Levering) has made it a priority to ensure all money charged at the pump goes to the roads.

By |2019-06-07T18:52:40-04:00June 7th, 2019|Politics, Politics/Government|

Lansing Finalizes 20 Medical Marijuana Provisioning Centers

LANSING - The city of Lansing has finalized the 20 medical marijuana provisioning centers that will get official approval once they receive a state license, it announced Monday. Under Lansing's ordinance, the city was to approve 20 provisioning center applications and can approve five more later. The 20 that now have conditional approval received it

By |2019-06-04T19:30:19-04:00June 4th, 2019|New Products / Contracts, Politics, Politics/Government|

Michigan Farmland Preservation Opened To Solar Energy

LANSING - Land under Michigan's Farmland and Open Space Preservation Program can house solar panels under a change announced Monday by Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Agriculture and Rural Development Director Gary McDowell. The change was a product of a workgroup McDowell chaired on incorporating renewable energy into farmland preservation. Those participating in the program would have their

By |2019-06-04T19:30:19-04:00June 4th, 2019|Clean Update, Politics|