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Flavored e-cig product ban, wage theft bills introduced

In this issue:

  • Agreement reached to complete the budget before roads
  • Governor announces flavored vaping/alternative nicotine product ban
  • E-prescribing bills reported from house committee
  • Bills introduced to bolster AG’s wage theft task force
  • Governor proclaims September as Family Meals Month
  • Regulatory round-up

Agreement reached to complete the budget before roads

After much back and forth all year and parting shots all summer,

Upcoming regulations, court discusses adopt and amend

In this issue:

  • Marketplace bills reported from committee
  • Court hears oral arguments on changes to paid medical leave law
  • Democrats road funding plan: raise taxes on businesses
  • High court weighs in on nonresident alcohol sale restrictions
  • License needed to sell CBD/industrial hemp products
  • EEOC pay data due by Sept.

Sign up to take advantage of $5 billion class action settlement

By JOHN MAYLEBEN

As some of you already know, there is a class action lawsuit claiming that merchants paid more fees than they should have for accepting Visa and MasterCard as payment from consumers.

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,

James Hallan: Late-Spring musings

By JAMES P. HALLAN – MRA President and CEO

ISSUES ABOUND
As the opening lyric in the old Lovin’ Spoonful tune goes, “Hot town, summer in the city” my prediction is that this is going to be a long legislative summer.

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,