Month: October 2015

Governmental Affairs: October 30, 2015

House passes second road funding plan
The Michigan House approved yet another road funding plan last week, this time relying on $600 million in new revenue through a gas tax increase and registration fee increases and $600 million in general fund budget cuts.

Payment card liability shift leads to Three Card Monty

The widespread distribution of EMV/Chip payment cards and the October 1 shift of liability away from those with the latest technology have sure produced a lot of chatter.

Although much of the discussion has made for better understanding of the payments industry and security issues,

Retailers forecast stronger holiday shopping

LANSING – In its most positive forecast since 2012, Michigan’s retail industry sees a stronger holiday shopping season ahead.

Two of every three Michigan retailers expect to increase sales over last year’s holiday season,