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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Michigan Newsletter for Sunday October 27, 2019 ( 31 items )  

Altarum Institute: Patients Give High Marks to Dual-Eligible Medicaid/Medicare Program in Michigan
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Oct. 26 -- The Altarum Institute issued the following news release, dated Oct. 28: CMS recently released an evaluation of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services' MI Health Link program--a health care plan for dually-eligible beneficiaries that aims to improve care through better care coordination and integration of health services--and found that patients are highly satisfied with the results. Funded as a CMS demonstration project, the MI Health Link program   more

Altarum Institute: Providers Who Participate in Our Recognition Program--Bridges to Excellence--Have Lower Costs and Better Outcomes
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Oct. 23 -- The Altarum Institute issued the following news release: Many health care consultancies claim their solutions improve clinical quality and lower costs, but how do we know they are effective? At Altarum, measurement and evaluation have been part of our DNA for decades, which is why we assessed our Bridges to Excellence provider recognition program to evaluate its impact on costs and outcomes. What we found was notable: providers participating in Bridges to Excell  more

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses: Amiodarone Protocol Improves Post-CABG Outcomes
ALISO VIEJO, California, Oct. 23 -- The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses issued the following news release: * * * - New research in AACN Advanced Critical Care finds using amiodarone as a prophylaxis after coronary artery bypass graft surgery reduced incidence of postoperative atrial fibrillation * * * Proactive administration of amiodarone to patients recovering from a common heart surgery shows promise in preventing postoperative atrial fibrillation, a serious and expensive com  more

American Concrete Institute Announces Winners of Annual Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards
FARMINGTON HILLS, Michigan, Oct. 22 -- The American Concrete Institute issued the following news release: The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announced the winners of the 2019 Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards, who were honored at a Gala event during the Institute's Concrete Convention & Exposition, October 21, 2019, in Cincinnati, OH, USA. The highest honor was presented to King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, located in Dhahran, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. Also known as I  more

Council of Chief State School Officers to Support Project Improving Measurement of English Learner Growth
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 -- The Council of Chief State School Officers issued the following news release: The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) announced its participation today in a $2.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to develop and improve ways to measure the progress of English learners. Led by the Mississippi Department of Education, the four-year project will evaluate English language progress models among seven participating states. The states are Arizona, Ar  more

Detroit Medical Center Teams With EXOS to Offer Sports Performance Services
DETROIT, Michigan, Oct. 25 -- The Detroit Medical Center issued the following news release: The Detroit Medical Center and EXOS, a leader in human performance, have joined forces to bring nationally recognized performance training programs and services to the Metro Detroit region. The new DMC Sports Performance powered by EXOS program will launch at Ultimate Soccer Arenas in Pontiac located at 867 S. Blvd. E., on October 24. The program will bring care beyond the hospital walls and into the co  more

Environmental Law and Policy Center and Environmental Partners React to ArcelorMittal Investigation Report
PORTAGE, Indiana, Oct. 23 -- The Environmental Law and Policy Center issued the following news release: Earlier this week, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) released its investigation report on August's fish kill in the East Branch of the Little Calumet River. The report includes details on the incident and its cause, the response from both IDEM and ArcelorMittal, and the description of violations that occurred. The report points to a series of events that ultimately led  more

Global Bible Initiative Becomes an ECFA Accredited Organization
GRANDVILLE, Michigan, Oct. 22 -- The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability issued the following news release: * * * - Global Bible Initiative Accredited by National Financial Accountability Organization * * * The ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) announced today the accreditation of Global Bible Initiative of Grandville, MI. ECFA accreditation is based on the ECFA Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship(TM), including financial accountability, transparenc  more

Global Cold Chain Alliance: CEBA Recognizes Three Companies for Excellence and Innovation in Cold Storage Facility Construction
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Oct. 21 -- The Global Cold Chain Alliance issued the following news release: The Controlled Environment Building Association (CEBA), a core partner of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), is proud to announce the finalists for its 2019 Built by the Best Award: * Primus Builders for United States Cold Storage in Denton, Texas * Tippmann Innovation for Wolverine Packing Co. in Detroit, Michigan * United Insulated Structures Corp. for United States Cold Storage in Lebano  more

Global Cold Chain Alliance: Lineage Logistics Donates $150,000 and Partners With Feeding America to Fight Hunger
NOVI, Michigan, Oct. 22 -- The Global Cold Chain Alliance issued the following news release: Lineage Logistics, LLC ("Lineage" or the "Company"), the world's largest and most innovative provider of temperature-controlled logistics solutions, today announced its official partnership with Feeding America(R), the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States. Since the partnership's inception in January, Lineage has donated $150,000, the equivalent of 1.5 million meals*, in addition to   more

Good Jobs for Michigan Legislation Passes Committee Michigan Bankers Association Ready for Next Steps
LANSING, Michigan, Oct. 24 -- The Michigan Bankers Association issued the following news release: The Michigan Senate Standing Committee on Economic & Small Business Development reported SB 492 today, introduced by State Senator Ken Horn (R-Frankenmuth) with the Michigan Bankers Association (MBA) supporting the bill. The bill passed with a bipartisan vote, 6-2-1 with Senators Ken Horn, Curt VanderWall (R-Frankenmuth), Peter MacGregor (R-Rockford), Wayne Schmidt (R-Traverse City), Erika Geiss (D  more

Gov. Whitmer Announces Providers Selected for NAIAS 2020 Michigan Mobility Challenge
LANSING, Michigan, Oct. 22 -- The Michigan Economic Development Corp. issued the following news release: * * * - Mobility Challenge Brings Automated Vehicle Technology to Life During NAIAS 2020 * * * Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced five highly automated vehicle providers have been selected through the NAIAS 2020 Michigan Mobility Challenge to provide first-of-its-kind technology demonstrations while providing unique in-vehicle experiences throughout downtown Detroit during the 2020  more

Mackinac Center for Public Policy: New Study Details the Dangers of Union Card Check
MIDLAND, Michigan, Oct. 22 -- The Mackinac Center for Public Policy issued the following news release: * * * - Workers deserve the right to a secret ballot * * * A bill in Congress could take away the rights of employees to a secret ballot in union organizing elections, according to a new study released by Workers for Opportunity, a project of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. The study analyzes the so-called Protecting the Right to Organize Act, or PRO Act, and shows how it will lead t  more

Michigan Air National Guard Employees Vote to Join AFGE
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- The American Federation of Government Employees issued the following news release: Employees in the Michigan Air National Guard have voted for the American Federation of Government Employees to become their exclusive labor representative. The election solidifies AFGE as the exclusive representative for all Title 5 and Title 32 bargaining unit employees in the Michigan Air National Guard. The Association of Civilian Technicians (ACT) previously represented Title 32 techni  more

Michigan Economic Development Corp.: Aquest Machining Expanding in Greenville
LANSING, Michigan, Oct. 25 -- The Michigan Economic Development Corp. issued the following news release: * * * - Project to generate capital investment of $1.3 million, create 12 jobs * * * Fabrication and machining company Aquest Machining is expanding in Greenville with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today(https://aquestmachining.com/). The project is expected to generate total private investment of $1.3 million and creat  more

Michigan Economic Development Corp.: Michigan Showcases Global Leadership in Mobility at ITS World Congress
LANSING, Michigan, Oct. 21 -- The Michigan Economic Development Corp. issued the following news release: * * * - In partnership with MDOT, MEDC/PlanetM heads to ITS World Congress in Singapore to tout Michigan's mobility ecosystem, business climate * * * The Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the Michigan Department of Transportation are leading a Michigan delegation to Singapore this week for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) World Congress 1019(https://itsworldcongress201  more

Michigan Moms Demand Action, Everytown Criticize Committee Vote Advancing Dangerous Permitless Carry Legislation
LANSING, Michigan, Oct. 22 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: The Michigan chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today responded after the Michigan House Military, Veterans and Homeland Security Committee voted to advance House bills 4770 and 4771, dangerous legislation that would not only dismantle the state's requirement of a concealed pistol license (CPL) in ord  more

Michigan Municipal League: Former Birmingham Mayor Honored for Ethics and Civility in Local Government
LANSING, Michigan, Oct. 24 -- The Michigan Municipal League issued the following news release: Former Birmingham Mayor Eleanor "Coco" Siewert recently received one of the most prestigious awards given by the statewide Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys (MAMA). Siewert last week was honored with the William L. Steude Ethics and Civility in Local Government Award during MAMA's Municipal Law Program Annual Meeting in Lansing. She is a nationally renowned parliamentarian who served stints  more

Michigan Municipal League: Long-Time Holland City Attorney Andrew Mulder Honored by Peers
LANSING, Michigan, Oct. 24 -- The Michigan Municipal League issued the following news release: The Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys (MAMA) has awarded the Distinguished Municipal Attorney Award to long-time Holland city attorney Andrew J. Mulder. Mulder began his municipal legal career as deputy attorney for the City of Holland in 1976 and served as the city attorney from 1987 to 2014 and its city attorney for utility affairs from 2014 to 2018. He retired earlier this year and was g  more

Mixed-use Community Revitalization Project to Be Constructed in Ferndale With Michigan Strategic Fund Support
LANSING, Michigan, Oct. 22 -- The Michigan Economic Development Corp. issued the following news release: * * * - New construction project in downtown Ferndale will generate $29.4 million in total investment, create 190 full-time equivalent jobs. - Other MSF-approved community development projects around state bring new investment, vibrancy to Michigan downtowns * * * A new mixed-use development is being built on a vacant site in downtown Ferndale through a partnership between the city of Fe  more

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture Puts Record Number of States on Display at 2019 USA Pavilion
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 -- The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture issued the following news release: The USA Pavilion at the 2019 Americas Food & Beverage showin Miami Beach featured more than 100 small and medium U.S. food and beverage companies from Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, New Mexico, Texas and Virginia. The eight state departments of agriculture set a record for NASDA Member representation at the show. Companies projected a total of $4 million dollars  more

National Governors Association: 5 New States Commit to Outdoor Recreation Principles
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- The National Governors Association issued the following news release: Outdoor recreation leaders from Maine, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico and Virginia committed to advance the principles contained in the Outdoor Recreation Industry Confluence Accords, on behalf of their governors, at a signing ceremony today. That brings the total number of states to an historic 13, reminiscent of other revolutionary groups. The signing took place in St. George, Utah, at the Utah Outdoor  more

National Governors Association: In Detroit, Governors Share Lessons on Securing Vital Infrastructure
WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 -- The National Governors Association issued the following news release: Governors and infrastructure policy and technology experts from across the country discussed emerging trends and best practices for securing vital infrastructure against human-caused and natural threats at the second of four National Governors Association (NGA) stakeholder summits in support of Maryland Governor Larry Hogan's 2019-20 NGA Chair's Initiative. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Tennes  more

NSF International to Attend CPhI Worldwide 2019 in Frankfurt
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Oct. 22 -- NSF International issued the following news release: Join NSF's Lynne Byers, Catherine Kay, Howard Broadbridge and Martin Krainz at the CPhI Worldwide exhibition on November 5-7, 2019. Our health sciences team provides highly customized end-to-end services to companies large and small, throughout the product lifecycle. Come and see our experts from pharma, medical devices and dietary supplements at stand 120G70 in Hall 12. Book a meeting with our experts. As on  more

PETA: Orcas 'Float Free' in New Video Set to Lene Lovich's 'Wonderland'
DETROIT, Michigan, Oct. 24 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - Musician Teams Up With PETA to Call For Aquatic Animals' Freedom From SeaWorld * * * To mark the 30th anniversary of Lene Lovich's critically acclaimed album March, PETA has joined forces with the new wave singer for a new animated video spot showing orcas fleeing SeaWorld for the open ocean, set to the tune of the album's lead single, "Wonderland." "Orcas belong in the ocean  more

Petroleum Equipment Institute Elects Mascott President, Selects 2020 Officers
TULSA, Oklahoma, Oct. 23 -- Petroleum Equipment Institute issued the following news release: Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) members elected William J. Mascott III president of the organization during its 69th annual convention and trade show in Atlanta. Mascott most recently served as PEI vice president. His one-year term will begin Jan. 1, when he will replace current PEI President Charlie Burns, president of The Oscar W. Larson Co. in Clarkston, Michigan. Mascott is president of Mascot  more

Requirements for Safety Flooring at Recreational Water Play Venues Added to NSF/ANSI 50
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Oct. 24 -- NSF International issued the following news release: * * * - Life Floor first to be certified to new requirements for water play venues * * * NSF International is taking steps to make recreational splash parks and water venues safer. A new section of NSF/ANSI 50: Equipment and Chemicals for Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs and Other Recreational Water Facilities establishes minimum criteria for safety flooring at interactive water play venues. Considered the pre  more

Southeast Michigan Council of Governments: Crashes Involving Pedestrians Increase With Less Daylight, Halloween
DETROIT, Michigan, Oct. 24 -- The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments issued the following news release: * * * - "Walk.Bike.Drive. Safe" in Southeast Michigan * * * As factors including shorter days, back-to-school, and Halloween combine outdoor activity with dark conditions, SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, encourages people throughout Southeast Michigan to walk, bike, and drive safely. In partnership with local governments throughout Southeast Michigan, SEMCOG   more

Trinity Transportation Workers Vote to Join Teamsters Local 243
DETROIT, Michigan, Oct. 23 -- The International Brotherhood of Teamsters issued the following news release: With over 90 percent of school bus drivers, monitors and mechanics voting in favor of union representation, Trinity Transportation workers in Detroit have voted to affiliate with Teamsters Local 243. "Congratulations to all of the Trinity Transportation workers who made the right decision and voted overwhelmingly in favor of joining the Teamsters," said Jim "Cinci" Cianciolo, President o  more

UAW Reached Tentative Agreement With General Dynamics
DETROIT, Michigan, Oct. 22 -- The United Automobile Workers issued the following news: UAW members at General Dynamics Corporation have announced that they have reached tentative agreement today. "The bargaining committees at General Dynamics have worked hard to reach a fair agreement for our members that protects job security, wages and benefits," said UAW Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry, director of the UAW General Dynamics Department. General Dynamics is the fifth largest defense contractor  more

UAW Reached Tentative Agreement With Mack Trucks
DETROIT, Michigan, Oct. 24 -- The United Automobile Workers issued the following news: The UAW Mack Truck Council announced that they have reached a tentative agreement today, suspending a nearly two-week strike. "Through great sacrifice, UAW members at Mack have achieved significant gains toward fair pay, benefits and job security protections," said UAW Secretary-Treasurer and Director of the UAW Heavy Truck Department, Ray Curry. Curry said the strike will be suspended and Mack workers will  more