LANSING, MI – A Lansing-based economic development organization has announced a permanent replacement for its outgoing Executive Director.
Prima Civitas said Monday that 26-year old Steven Bennett will take over from founding Executive Director Dennis Sykes. Among other initiatives, Bennett says the foundation will continue work on a project involving Michigan State University.
LANSING, MI – Governor Granholm will sign a bill Monday that would allow small farmers and home cooks to sell their goods without getting a state license. The law is supposed to make it easier for people to sell homemade food products at farmers markets and roadside as long as they make less than 15 thousand dollars a year at it.
Republican state Representative John Proos says it costs tens-of-thousands of dollars to build commercial kitchens, and that cuts a lot of people out of the food business.
Thousands more Michigan residents who have been without a job for months will lose their unemployment benefits this week if a standoff in the U.S. Senate is not resolved. Governor Granholm says getting a replacement named for the late West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd seems to be the key to ending the impasse.
A new law allows home cooks to sell what they make in their kitchens without running afoul of state licensing rules.
AUDIO: Magnolia Minor lives in senior citizen housing across the street from Ypsilanti's farmers market, where her homemade pies and breads are a favorite. But selling her homemade food was against the law until her kitchen was upgraded, inspected and licensed.
Former Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer has endorsed state House Speaker Andy Dillon in his bid for Michigan governor.
Archer and the Democratic candidate appeared together Monday morning at downtown Detroit's Campus Martius. The former mayor spoke about Dillon's development of an urban agenda that includes job creation, crime reduction and education investment.