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Michigan In-Person Work Expected to Resume May 24

LANSING – Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced that 55 percent of Michiganders have received their first dose of the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. The announcement marks the first milestone of the ‘MI Vacc to Normal’ plan, which would enable in-person work to resume across all employment sectors on May 24. Governor Whitmer released a

By |2021-05-11T07:53:39-04:00May 10th, 2021|Small Business Association of Michigan|

Bill Extends Foreclosure Avoidance To Commercial Property

LANSING - When given a chance to catch up on delinquent property taxes or lose their land to foreclosure, 90% pay, according to Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner. At least that has been the experience of treasurers using foreclosure avoidance agreements for residential property. Now, Rep. Kelly Breen (D-Novi) is proposing to extend the program to

Benson Asks Michigan Supreme Court To Extend Time To Draw New Redistricting Maps

LANSING - Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission filed suit last week asking the Michigan Supreme Court to extend the time to draw the new congressional and legislative redistricting maps. The suit says the current constitutional deadline is untenable because the public comment period should begin on Sept. 17, but

By |2021-05-03T18:27:22-04:00May 3rd, 2021|Politics, Politics/Government|

Tax Credit Available For COVID-19 Vaccinations

LANSING - The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) allows small and midsize employers, and certain governmental employers, to claim refundable tax credits that reimburse them for the cost of providing paid sick and family leave to their employees due to COVID-19, including leave taken by employees to receive or recover from COVID-19 vaccinations.

By |2021-04-26T20:27:57-04:00April 26th, 2021|Coronavirus, Featured, Science, Small Business Association of Michigan|

No Sales Tax On Personal Protective Equipment Under Bills On The Move

ANN ARBOR - The now-daily uniform of personal protective equipment wouldn't have the 6% sales and use tax attached to it under legislation that moved out of a House committee Thursday morning. HB 4224 from Rep. Jim Lilly (R-Park Twp.) and HB 4225 from Rep. Sarah Anthony (D-Lansing) allows for business enterprises to be reimbursed

By |2021-03-06T15:50:33-05:00March 6th, 2021|Politics, Politics/Government|

What Industry Is Listed As Having The 3rd Most COVID Outbreaks?

LANSING - Behind nursing homes and K-12 schools, which industry is next on the list when it comes to reported COVID-19 outbreaks? It's the combined manufacturing-construction category, with 443 outbreaks from May 29 to Jan. 14, according to Michigan Department of Health and Human Services data. Only nursing homes and long-term care facilities (1,040) and

By |2021-02-07T11:44:18-05:00February 5th, 2021|Coronavirus, Science, Small Business Association of Michigan|

Gov. Whitmer Announces Restaurants To Have Limited-Capacity Openings Feb. 1

LANSING – Gov. Whitmer announced details regarding restaurant and bar reopenings. Effective February 1 - February 21: • Indoor dining permitted at a 25 percent capacity, up to 100 people • Bars and restaurants must close by 10 PM • Tables must be six feet apart with no more than six people per table •

By |2021-01-24T18:24:52-05:00January 23rd, 2021|Small Business Association of Michigan|

Gov’s Goal Is For Every School To Offer In-Person Option By March 1

  LANSING - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the state has set a goal to have every Michigan school district offer some sort of in-person learning option by March 1, if not sooner.   The governor did not say she was requiring schools to provide in-person learning. Asked why she didn't require it, Whitmer said there's

By |2021-01-15T10:10:15-05:00January 15th, 2021|Small Business Association of Michigan|

Michigan Small Business Survival Grant Program To Provide $55 Million In Grants For COVID-19 Relief Efforts

LANSING - The Michigan Strategic Fund today approved two grant programs – the Michigan Small Business Survival Grants and the Michigan Stages Survival Grants – totaling $58.5 million in relief to help meet the urgent needs of small businesses and live event venues impacted by the COVID-19 virus, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced. Michigan

By |2021-01-15T15:27:21-05:00January 14th, 2021|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Small Business Association of Michigan|

Gov. Whitmer Wants ‘Lame Lame Duck’ Session

LANSING - If the Legislature isn’t going to put some type of mask mandate into state law, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said last week she believes the rest of the legislative year should be a “lame lame duck.” Whitmer told reporters that lawmakers had eight months during which to pass legislation that would codify her executive orders

By |2020-11-30T09:40:12-05:00November 29th, 2020|Politics, Politics/Government, Small Business Association of Michigan|