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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Michigan Newsletter for Sunday November 10, 2019 ( 20 items )  

3 Organizations Announce $325,000 in Fruits, Vegetables for Flint Youth, Families
FLINT, Michigan, Nov. 8 -- The National Basketball Players Association issued the following news release: * * * - Provide $325,000 in Fruits and Vegetables Through Pediatric Public Health Initiative * * 8 Tom Gores' FlintNOW initiative and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) today announced they will distribute $325,000 worth of gift certificates for fruits and vegetables to Flint youth and their families through an expanded partnership with the Michigan State University-Hurle  more

American Human Rights Council Urges High Turnout Tomorrow Tuesday, November 5 for General Elections
DEARBORN, Michigan, Nov. 4 -- The American Human Rights Council issued the following news release: The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) calls upon all eligible voters to vote tomorrow Tuesday November 5, 2019. Polls in Michigan open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. AHRC urges all citizens not to miss being part of this democratic process and practice such a precious right. Regardless of what type of elections, presidential or not, elections continue to be important and very consequential. It d  more

Beaumont Health Recognized as a 'Pioneer in Quality' by the Joint Commission
ROYAL OAK, Michigan, Nov. 7 -- Beaumont Health issued the following news release: Beaumont Health has been recognized by The Joint Commission as a 2019 Pioneers in Quality Solution Contributor in electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs). Beaumont is just one of 12 hospitals and health systems to be named in The Joint Commission's Pioneers in Quality: Proven Practices Collection 2019 for submitting a Proven Practice. Beaumont's Proven Practice helps inform Pioneers in Quality program activi  more

Beaumont Health: Enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace
ROYAL OAK, Michigan, Nov. 6 -- Beaumont Health issued the following news release: Beaumont will be hosting several Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment events in November and December through Sunday, Dec. 15 to benefit residents throughout Southeast Michigan. To see a complete list of the events, visit Beaumont.org/marketplace. Certified application counselors will be available on site and by phone to assist with: * navigating the Health Insurance Marketplace * researching plan optio  more

Charlevoix County Community: Celebrating Community Foundation Week, November 12-18, 2019
EAST JORDAN, Michigan, Nov. 9 -- Charlevoix County Community Foundation issued the following news: Recreation is the spirit of life. Challenge Mountain's SPIRIT Day Camp, a long-running recreation program for children and adults living with developmental disabilities, embodies that simple phrase. For 35 years, SPIRIT Day Camp has provided experiences for its participants ranging from miniature golf to boating, concerts in the park to museum visits. "Our community foundations are vital partners  more

College of Healthcare Information Management Executives: Navicent Health's Omer Awan Wins Innovator of the Year Award
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Nov. 4 -- The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives issued the following news release: Healthcare is notoriously siloed, which poses a costly barrier to coordinated care. Omer Awan, senior vice president and chief information and digital officer at Navicent Health, and his team successfully used health IT to tear down barriers across the system, improving quality and the patient experience while saving Navicent Health millions of dollars. For that, the Col  more

Mackinac Center for Public Policy: Transportation Scholarships Will Help More Students Succeed
MIDLAND, Michigan, Nov. 5 -- The Mackinac Center for Public Policy issued the following news release: * * * - Plan would reduce barriers to school choice for low-income families * * * The lack of affordable and reliable transportation options is a barrier for some low-income families seeking access to a quality education. A new study from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy analyzes this problem and offers solutions that would provide better educational options to those that need it most.   more

Michigan League for Public Policy Issues Statement on HHS Action on Asset Test Limit
LANSING, Michigan, Nov. 4 -- The Michigan League for Public Policy issued the following statement by President and CEO Gilda Z. Jacobs: The Michigan League for Public Policy issued the following statement on Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon's testimony before a Senate committee today on DHHS's efforts to increase the asset test limit for cash, food and heating assistance programs to $15,000. The new rule also eliminates vehicle considerations for cash and food ass  more

Michigan League for Public Policy Issues Statement on Legislative Packages to Give Sweeping Tax Breaks
LANSING, Michigan, Nov. 7 -- The Michigan League for Public Policy issued the following statement by President and CEO Gilda Z. Jacobs: * * * The Michigan League for Public Policy issued the following statement on the Michigan Legislature's expected action this week on several legislative packages to give sweeping tax breaks - and vital state revenue - to big corporations at the expense of what Michigan residents really need. The statement can be attributed to Michigan League for Public Pol  more

Michigan Municipal League: Former Minonimee City Attorney Robert Jamo Honored by Peers
LANSING, Michigan, Nov. 6 -- The Michigan Municipal League issued the following news release: The Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys (MAMA) has awarded the Distinguished Municipal Attorney Award to former Menominee City Attorney Robert Jamo. Jamo was recently appointed by Governor Whitmer to the 95A District Court bench. Prior to that, he served for a number of years as the City Attorney for the City of Menominee. In that capacity, Jamo provided guidance and leadership to the staff an  more

Michigan Ranked a Top State for Business Tax Climate
LANSING, Michigan, Nov. 7 -- The Michigan Economic Development Corp. issued the following news release: Michigan has once again ranked among the top states for doing business, this time coming in 12th in the Tax Foundation's 2020 State Business Tax Climate Index. Up five spots from last year, Michigan is one of only two states in the Midwest to be in the top half of the rankings. Combined with a cost of living that is 10 percent below the national average, Michigan has repeatedly earned its re  more

Michigan Retailers Association: HGTV Star Cari Cuksey and Her Husband Make Holly Downtown a Destination
HOLLY, Michigan, Nov. 4 -- The Michigan Retailers Association issued the following news release: It's not uncommon for people to come to Holly in search of Cari Cucksey, the star of the HGTV show "Cash & Cari." The show, from the producers of American Pickers, finished after a 3-year run, but reruns still air in more than 40 countries. Cucksey arrived in Holly in 2015 with her famed vintage store called RePurpose. The shop, which originally opened in Northville in 2010, went along with the TV  more

NSF International: Black Friday 2019 - Special Offers for Pharma, Medical Device Training
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Nov. 8 -- NSF International issued the following news release: Get 50% off NSF's pharma and medical devices eLearning, pound sterling100 off selected one-day pharma courses and pound sterling300 off our new Cogent Gold Standard Approved Responsible Person and Good Distribution Course in March. Register online and use code BLACKFRIDAY19 at checkout on Friday 29th November 2019 only. Pharma and Medical Devices eLearning Choose from NSF's range of eLearning including: - Cl  more

NSF International: Concerned About Lead in Your Drinking Water? Choose Filter Certified to Reduce Lead
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Nov. 8 -- NSF International issued the following news release: * * * - NSF International urges the use of drinking water treatment and filtration devices that are independently tested and certified to reduce lead * * * Recent studies and news reports have many Canadians concerned about the possibility of lead in their drinking water. Fortunately, a wide variety of residential drinking water treatment and filtration devices to reduce lead are available to consumers. But h  more

Preseason Watch List Announced for NABC Division I Player of the Year Award
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Nov. 4 -- The National Association of Basketball Coaches issued the following news release: The National Association of Basketball Coaches on Monday announced its preseason watch list for the 2020 NABC Division I Player of the Year powered by ShotTracker. The 2020 NABC Division I Player of the Year award will be announced on Sunday, April 5 at the AT&T NABC Guardians of the Game Awards Show in Atlanta, Ga. - site of the 2020 Final Four. Headlining the preseason watch li  more

Progressive Democrats: The Cancel Student Debt Campaign Launches Today
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan, Nov. 7 -- The Progressive Democrats of America issued the following news release: * * * - The Campaign is a coalition of organizations and individuals committed to fighting for universal student debt cancellation * * * Currently, more than 46 million Americans are holding 1.6 trillion dollars in student debt; and before today there was no mass movement to represent their interests. Now, a broad coalition has come together to form The Cancel Student Debt Campaign. Fou  more

R Street Institute Civil Society Series: Ohio's Community Connectors Program
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- The R Street Institute issued the following news release: In the first of a series of reports from the R Street Institute's Civil Society program, Amy Cummings, a Ph.D. student at Michigan State University, examines Ohio's Community Connectors program. Cummings notes that while the education community has emphasized standardized test scores and graduation rates, it has failed to provide the mentorship and guidance our youth truly need to identify and pursue their educatio  more

UAW Mack Truck Workers Ratify Contract
DETROIT, Michigan, Nov. 4 -- The United Automobile Workers issued the following news: * * * - Strike nets fair pay, benefits and job security protections * * * UAW Mack Truck members ratified a four-year collective bargaining agreement by over 79% on Sunday. "Through the new four-year agreement, the UAW looks to further expand its long-term relationship with Mack Trucks. The members at Mack were able to hold the line on health care and add job security provisions and substantial raises duri  more

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Adds Three New Universities to Nonprofit Science Consortium
BOULDER, Colorado, Nov. 6 -- The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research issued the following news release: * * * - Three new trustees also elected to join UCAR's board * * *UCAR Adds Three New Universities to Nonprofit Science Consortium The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is adding three new member universities to its nonprofit consortium: Clemson University, Michigan Technological University, and Indiana University. The UCAR consortium is made up of univers  more

University of Mississippi Medical Center: Respiratory Therapists PHIL Vital Role as Medical Professionals
JACKSON, Mississippi, Nov. 4 -- The University of Mississippi Medical Center issued the following news: In October, Kimberly Carter and Trina Dobson shared an on-the-job experience that took their breath away - ironic, given that their job is helping people breathe. "Shocked" is how both described their reaction upon hearing she had won a first-ever University of Mississippi Medical Center PHIL Award, presented to the "best of the best" in respiratory care. Established by the Michigan-based F  more