Chamber Alliance Hosts Lieutenant Governor for Lunch

The Northern Michigan Regional Chamber Alliance Invites You to Lunch with Michigan’s Lieutenant Governor

Michigan lieutenant governor Brian Calley will be in Traverse City on Monday, May 9 for a discussion with Chamber members on timely issues for Michigan businesses such as the state budget, tax reform, recent legislation such as Pure Michigan funding, item pricing and more.

The event will take place at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. As a Chamber member, you can attend this lunch event for $25 per seat.

Space is limited. Do not miss this unique chance to speak directly with the state’s lieutenant governor about issues that affect your business.

REGISTER HERE

International Trade Crossing

News reports continue to look at the issue of building a second bridge for an additional trade connection with Canada.  At issue is the questions do we want to build a second bridge to gain better access to our largest trade partner for all Michigan businesses.

Read the news story HERE.

Michigan Senate Appropriations committee cuts 1.5 billion

On Thursday the Michigan Senate Appropriations Committee sent a series of bills to the full senate that will cut close to $1.5 billion dollars in the overall state budget.

Here is a break out of what was done this week at the senate committee level:

$735.5 million from K-12 School funding.

$10 million from community colleges.

$213.1 million from state universities.

$400 million from local revenue sharing that assists those communities with police, fire and other services.

$290.2 million from the Community Health budget.

$201.1 million from social programs that are part of the safety net.

$101.1 million from the corrections budget primarily prisons.
These cuts are just over $300 million dollars more then the Governor proposed in his budget back in February.

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