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In her own words: Michigan Barn Wood & Salvage

Four years ago, Trevor and Kendra Patterson were selling lumber out of their 3,000-square-foot pole barn on the outskirts of Leslie and Mason. The business grew so quickly, they expanded to a 27,000-square-foot space in downtown Mason in the early summer of 2017.

New technology requirements and sales tax on gas déjà vu

In this issue:

  • Summer-long legislative calendar released
  • Senate committee reports e-prescribing, telepharmacy bills
  • Legislature approves delayed 9-1-1 technology requirement
  • Governor signs ban on sales to e-cigarettes/vapor products to minors
  • Déjà vu: legislature talks removing sales tax on gas

Summer-long legislative calendar released

It’s going to be a long summer in Lansing.

Urgent Verifone Terminal Issue

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Verifone has informed us of an expiring certificate that will impact processing if not resolved prior to June 25,

MRA bills on the move

In this issue:

  • House committee takes up marketplace bills
  • E-prescribing bill hearings this Thursday
  • Whitmer signs changes to no-fault auto insurance
  • Wage theft bill introduced following AG fraud enforcement unit announcement

House committee takes up marketplace bills 

Two weeks ago,

SSUTA overview kicks off marketplace discussions

In this issue:

  • Legislature makes first move on no-fault
  • House committee hears from Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board director
  • Outdoor Recreation Industry Office created

Legislature makes first move on no-fault

Two weeks ago,

Bills to close the marketplace loophole introduced

Shopping Online Order Purchase Buying Concept

In this issue:

  • Legislative summer break looks unlikely
  • Marketplace facilitator and Wayfair codification bills introduced
  • Bill to limit sales of certain cough syrups to minors discussed 
  • Snow day forgiveness
  • Record attendance at MRA reception

Legislative summer break looks unlikely

A recent three-judge federal panel ruled 34 Republican-controlled,

Back to school debate, phone system upgrades and cigar tax caps

Legislators return from break, prepare for summer budget showdown

Legislators have returned from a two-week break and legislative activity seems to be picking up. The House and Senate are expected to report their respective versions of the state budget in early May.

In his own words: Pinconning Cheese Co. and Fudge Shoppe

Stationed in “The Cheese Capital of Michigan,” Pinconning Cheese Co. and Fudge Shoppe continues the tradition of making old-fashioned, Pinconning Cheese using the same formula Dan Horn created in 1915.

Legislative recap plus new laws take effect Friday

Spring break

Legislators are currently on a two-week spring break. They will return on Tuesday, April 9 and are scheduled to meet through the end of June. With the budget about a month behind schedule thanks to the new administration,

Ed Rehmann & Sons named Centennial Retailer

Chesaning’s landmark business one of Carhartt’s oldest accounts

One hundred years ago, Ed Rehmann and wife, Eva, began a clothing business in downtown Chesaning, a small,