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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Michigan Newsletter for Sunday January 12, 2020 ( 25 items )  

2020 Brings National Accolades for Michigan as Top Travel Destination
LANSING, Michigan, Jan. 11 -- The Michigan Economic Development Corp. issued the following news release: In just the first two weeks of 2020, Michigan has garnered attention from several national publications as a premier travel destination In just the first two weeks of 2020, Michigan has garnered attention from several national publications as a premier travel destination. In "Where to Go in 2020: The Best Places to Travel This Year," TripSavvy named Michigan as the best destination for out  more

Adrian Dominican Sisters: Series of Talks Helps Participants to Understand Islam
ADRIAN, Michigan, Jan. 7 -- Adrian Dominican Sisters issued the following news: Sister Susan Van Baalen, OP, PhD, offers "Understanding Islam," a series of talks aimed at helping participants understand Muslims in the United States and around the world. The talks are at Weber Retreat and Conference Center from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, January 21, 2020, through February 11, 2020. The schedule for the series is as follows: - January 21, 2020: Introduction to Sunni and Shia Muslims and E  more

Adrian Dominican Sisters: Weber Center Hosts 2020 Election Issues Series
ADRIAN, Michigan, Jan. 7 -- Adrian Dominican Sisters issued the following news: As we begin another presidential election year, Weber Retreat and Conference Center is hosting a series of monthly talks in preparation for Election Day. The 2020 Election Issues Series: Becoming an Informed Voter is offered on Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Each session features an expert or team of experts discussing a major election issue. The schedule is as follows: - January 28, 2020 - Former State Repre  more

Altarum Releases Policy Scorecard Report to Help States Strengthen Efforts to Address Affordability of Health Care
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Jan. 7 -- The Altarum Institute issued the following news release: Altarum's Healthcare Value Hub released a scorecard rating 42 states and the District of Columbia on their adoption of evidence-based policy actions to improve affordability of health care for residents. The Healthcare Affordability State Policy Scorecard shows that many states are taking steps to increase access to coverage, but far fewer are taking other actions to address the affordability of health care  more

American Association of Port Authorities Cheers FY'20 Grants for America's Marine Highways
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 -- The American Association of Port Authorities issued the following news release: The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) ... the unified and recognized voice of America's seaports ... is lauding the announcement made yesterday by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration (MARAD) that it is awarding a total of $7.5 million to nine U.S. marine highway projects. The funding, provided by MARAD's America's Marine Highway Program, will go towards  more

American Human Rights Council Is Deeply Concerned With Collection of DNA at Border
DEARBORN, Michigan, Jan. 10 -- The American Human Rights Council issued the following news release: The Department of Homeland (DHS) recently announced that it intends on starting a pilot program of collecting DNA samples at two ports of entry: Detroit and the Eagle Pass Port of Entry in southwestern Texas. DNA will be collected from individuals between ages 14-79, who are arrested and processed or detained. AHRC understands that there are real security needs at the border. However, AHRC is de  more

American Human Rights Council Is Deeply Concerned With Dramatic Developments in Middle East, Calls for Dialogue, Peace
DEARBORN, Michigan, Jan. 7 -- The American Human Rights Council issued the following news release: The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) expresses its deep concerns regarding the serious and dangerous consequences of recent developments in the Middle East as a result of the assassination of Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani in Baghdad, Iraq. Suleimani is one of the most influential Iranian officials in Iran and the region. Regardless of the different views and the heated debate about this acti  more

ASTM International: Proposed Standard Aims to Support New Materials That Maintain Concrete Sustainability
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pennsylvania, Jan. 7 -- ASTM International, an international organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for materials, products, systems and services, issued the following news release: A proposed ASTM International standard aims to support use of new supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) that are needed to continue supporting concrete sustainability. "SCMs are common industrial residuals used to bolster the sustainability of concr  more

Beaumont Health and Summa Health Sign Definitive Agreement
ROYAL OAK, Michigan, Jan. 7 -- Beaumont Health issued the following news release: * * * - Summa Health to become a subsidiary of Beaumont Health * * * Southfield, Michigan-based Beaumont Health and Akron, Ohio-based Summa Health have signed a definitive agreement to make Summa Health a subsidiary of Beaumont Health. The arrangement will strengthen both organizations' ability to partner in new ways to improve the quality of care and the overall health of their communities. The two organizati  more

Child Development Journal Issues Research Articles in January/February 2020 Edition
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Jan. 6 -- Child Development, a journal from the Society for Research in Child Development that provides research for child psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, psychiatric social workers, specialists in early childhood education, educational psychologists, special education teachers, published research articles, including the following topics, in its January/February 2020 edition: * Asking Children to "Be Helpers" Can Backfire After Setbacks * Attachment Disorganization   more

College of Healthcare Information Management Executives's 2020 Board Chair Makes Digital Strategy, Cloud Migration and Telemedicine Top Priorities
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Jan. 7 -- The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives issued the following news release: As the 2020 chair of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Board of Trustees, John Kravitz plans to focus on three platforms that he sees as critical for the 3.0 CIO: digital strategy, moving to cloud-hosted environments and telemedicine. Intertwined with in-depth education in these topics will be programming on leadership strategies to help  more

Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association: Change to Michigan LEOSA Policy
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 -- The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association issued the following news release: Larry Cosme, National President of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA), issued the following statement regarding a change in Michigan's LEOSA policy to include U.S. Probation Officers: "Like many states, Michigan instituted a state LEOSA law. Michigan's law included a preemption clause that specifically stated they would always follow the federal LEOSA law. However, a f  more

Flu Cases Increasing: Visitation Restrictions in Place for Beaumont's Eight Hospitals
ROYAL OAK, Michigan, Jan. 9 -- Beaumont Health issued the following news release: All Beaumont Health hospitals are experiencing high volumes of patients with respiratory viral illnesses, predominantly influenza. As a result, visitation restrictions are now in place at Beaumont's eight hospitals. For the safety of our patients and staff: Visitation by children younger than 13 years of age is limited to extraordinary circumstances, such as severe illness of a parent or sibling, or end-of-life   more

Foundation Source Names Charlie Tallard Managing Director for North Central Region
FAIRFIELD, Connecticut, Jan. 10 -- The Foundation Source issued the following news release: Foundation Source, the nation's largest provider of support services to private foundations, announces its appointment of Charlie Tallard as Managing Director for its North Central Region, including Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, and Indiana. In this role, Mr. Tallard works with financial advisors, attorneys, CPAs, single- and multi-family offices,   more

Michigan Economic Development Corp.: FCA's $4.5 Billion Investment in Michigan Recognized as 2019 Deal of the Year
LANSING, Michigan, Jan. 7 -- The Michigan Economic Development Corp. issued the following news release: Part of FCA's plans involve converting two Michigan-based plants into the future assembly site for the next-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee, as well as an all-new three-row full-size Jeep SUV and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models. Seven days into the new year, Michigan already has cause for celebration as Business Facilities magazine announced today the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) $4.5 billion  more

National Iranian American Council Issues Statement on House Passage of War Powers Resolution
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 -- The National Iranian American Council issued the following statement by Policy Director Ryan Costello on the passage of the war powers resolution (H.Con.Res. 83) from Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Michigan, clarifying that President Trump does not have authorization for war with Iran: "Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Slotkin, Rep. Jim McGovern, Rep. Eliot Engel and all Representatives who voted for the resolution today deserve tremendous credit for taking quick and decisive action to  more

NTEA Releases Training Module on Powertrain Systems
FARMINGTON HILLS, Michigan, Jan. 8 -- NTEA, The Association for the Work Truck Industry issued the following news release: To continue support of employee education and training in the work truck industry, NTEA developed a new Truck Equipment 201 module covering powertrain systems. TE201 is a series of online courses, designed for those with technical knowledge seeking deeper understanding of specific topics outlined in the introductory TE101. Powertrain systems -- the fourth TE201 course and f  more

Online News Association: Michigan State University and University of Georgia Awarded Challenge Fund Prizes
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 -- The Online News Association issued the following news: * * * - The universities have been recognized by the Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education with $50,000 and $15,000 prizes * * * Michigan State University and University of Georgia have been awarded prizes from the Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education in recognition of the work that both universities have done to innovate within their journalism programs. Michigan State University re  more

Oral Chemotherapy Fairness Tops American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network's List of 2020 Legislative Priorities
LANSING, Michigan, Jan. 9 -- The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network issued the following news release: * * * - ACS CAN Eager to Work With The Legislature on Oral Chemotherapy Fairness and Tobacco Control Legislation * * * As lawmakers dive into the new year, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is pursuing legislation that will ease the burden of cancer in Michigan. The latest edition of the ACS CAN's How Do You Measure Up? report shows that Michigan can do   more

PETA: Billboard to Pay Tribute to Chickens Killed in Barn Blaze
MARTIN, Michigan, Jan. 9 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - PETA Memorial Will Encourage People to Help Prevent More Animals' Deaths by Going Vegan * * * In honor of the 300,000 chickens who died when a barn at Vande Bunte Eggs caught fire on January 3, PETA plans to place a billboard in the area pointing out who's responsible for the birds' deaths: everyone who hasn't gone vegan. "Each of these birds was an individual who felt pain and  more

Record 15 States are Innovation Champions in New CTA Innovation Scorecard
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Jan. 7 -- The Consumer Technology Association issued the following news release: A record-breaking 15 states earned top honors as Innovation Champions - the nation's best states to start and build technology businesses - in the Consumer Technology Association's (CTA)(R) 2020 U.S. Innovation Scorecard. The biennial Scorecard, which ranks all 50 states on how well their policies support innovation, named Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hamps  more

Society of Manufacturing Engineers: Consumers Have Mixed Feelings About EVs, Deloitte Says
DEARBORN, Michigan, Jan. 10 -- The Society of Manufacturing Engineers issued the following news release: Consumers participating in a global survey have mixed feelings about electric vehicles, viewing such vehicles as environmentally friendly while still having concern about battery range. A majority of U.S. consumers surveyed, or 58 percent, said EVs are better for the environment than traditional internal combustion engines, according to consulting firm Deloitte. At the same time, 63 percen  more

Society of Manufacturing Engineers: Manufacturing Loses 12,000 Jobs in December
DEARBORN, Michigan, Jan. 11 -- The Society of Manufacturing Engineers issued the following news release: U.S. manufacturers cut 12,000 jobs in December, with job losses spread across industries. Durable goods industries lost 7,000 jobs for the month with non-durable goods losing another 5,000, according to a breakdown by sector issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The largest durable goods loss occurred in fabricated metal products, down 7,200 jobs. Other job cuts took place in prim  more

Southeast Michigan Council of Governments Commuter Connect Carpooling Data: Regional Savings Improve Southeast Michigan
DETROIT, Michigan, Jan. 11 -- The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments issued the following news release: * * * - Commuters can save $3,000 a year by sharing a ride to work * * * The program that promotes matching for carpooling, vanpooling, walking, and biking yields positive regional results, according to data from SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments. Commuter Connect, SEMCOG's trip-planning and commuter-matching service, showed the following regional progress in 2  more

UAW President Gamble Issues Statement on U.S.-Iran Tensions
DETROIT, Michigan, Jan. 9 -- The United Automobile Workers issued the following statement by President Rory Gamble: "I know many of my brothers and sisters are concerned and worried as the tensions between the United States and Iran build. During this time of unrest and high concern, I would like to urge that we all watch out for one another and that we say a prayer for our brothers and sisters who may be sent into this conflict. "Please be careful as you go about your day and look out for yo  more