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Attorney General Nessel fights unlawful sales of fake vaccination cards

LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel called on Twitter, eBay, and Shopify to act immediately to prevent people from offering to sell fraudulent Centers for Disease Control (CDC) vaccination cards on their platforms. A bipartisan coalition of 45 attorneys general raised concerns ...

Expansions to temporary state unemployment provisions end March 31

LANSING — According to state law, some temporary expansions in unemployment eligibility and cost-sharing applicable to state unemployment claims are set to expire on March 31. Unemployment expansions expiring include: 28-day late filing A new or additional claim for unemployment benefits ...

MIOSHA launches COVID-19 citations dashboard

LANSING — To enhance transparency and provide ongoing information related to COVID-19 workplace safety violations, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) has launched a new online resource to streamline reporting of workplace safety citations related to COVID-19. ...

Propane industry votes to implement, establish MI Propane Commission

LANSING – The state’s retail propane marketers have approved a referendum to establish the funding mechanism for the Michigan Propane Commission, created in statute last year. The initial assessment will be at the rate of 1/10 of 1 cent per gallon upon odorized propane sold and placed into ...

MDARD Director McDowell issues emergency rules to protect agricultural workers

LANSING — Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Gary McDowell issued Pandemic Public Health Measures in Migrant Agricultural Worker Housing Emergency Rules, which require licensed housing providers to create and implement plans to prevent exposure to the novel ...

MDHHS awarded prestigious gold-level Veteran-Friendly Employer status

LANSING – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has been promoted to a Gold-Level Veteran-Friendly Employer by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA). “With over 400 veteran employees, we have long been committed to recruiting and retaining those who have served ...

USDA sets deadline for Conservation Stewardship applications

EAST LANSING — Farmers and private non-industrial forest owners wanting to enroll in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Conservation Stewardship Program must submit applications by March 5 to be eligible for the current selection period. The Conservation Stewardship Program is for farmers ...

MDARD Director announces appointments to Migrant Labor Housing Advisory Board

LANSING — Today, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Gary McDowell appointed 14 members to the Migrant Labor Housing Advisory Board. The appointees represent five agriculture seats, five migrant labor seats, and four seats from other migrant agricultural worker ...

Gov. Whitmer launches bipartisan $30M Michigan Reconnect program

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer joined today with Republican and Democratic legislators to announce the launch of the $30 million Michigan Reconnect program, the largest effort in state history to ensure that more than 4.1 million Michiganders who are 25 or older and do not have a college ...

Agriculture Commission approves Agricultural Management Practices

LANSING — The Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development approved the proposed drafts of the 2021 Generally Accepted Agricultural and Management Practices (GAAMPs) at its Jan. 20, 2020 meeting. The GAAMPs are reviewed each year by committees comprised of various experts and ...