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Election recap: Michigan’s still a purple state

Michigan’s still a purple state

It’s official, Michigan voters shifted the political landscape in the state from a reddish-purple to a darker blue purple last night. Democrats won big in statewide races but failed to flip control of the legislature.

2018 Friends of Retail

Get ready to vote on Tuesday, August 7

One of the best and easiest ways to make your voice heard is to vote for candidates who have a record of supporting retail.

Supreme Court delivers major retail victory!

WAYFAIR V. SOUTH DAKOTA – A MAJOR RETAIL VICTORY

After 26 years and 37 states passing Main Street Fairness laws, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 yesterday allows states to require online,

Labeling requirements, statute of limitation changes and bills approved before break

Legislature breaks for summer campaign season

After a flurry of last-minute activity, legislators headed home last week. They will be home for most of the summer and will return after Labor Day.

Minimum wage and paid leave proposals submit signatures

$12 Minimum wage and paid leave proposals submit signatures

Two troubling potential ballot proposals MRA has been watching closely are one step closer to getting on the ballot in November.

Data breaches and marijuana

Senate committee talks data breaches

The Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committee recently heard testimony on data security legislation that MRA staunchly opposes and will hold a second hearing this week.

Gov’t Affairs News: use tax responsibility and restocking of popular beer/wine

Despite the snow and ice, it’s spring in Michigan

This update covers the tail end of the March session prior to the legislature’s two-week spring break and legislators’ first week back in regular session.

Price gouging and drug price transparency

House committee tackles drug pricing

The House Health Policy Committee started work on legislation that would require drug manufacturers to file an annual report detailing their expenses related to producing drugs that cost $10,000 or more for an annual course of treatment.

Gov’t Affairs News: November ballot could be crowded

November ballot could see many proposals that impact retailers

While it’s still early in the year, MRA has been keeping a close eye on several proposed ballot proposals including two that would raise Michigan’s minimum wage to $12 an hour and mandate paid leave policies.