Michigan Summer Gas Bulletin

Section 10d of the Motor Fuels Quality Act limits the vapor pressure (evaporative tendencies) of the gasoline sold or dispensed in Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne counties from June 1st through September 15th each year to  not more  than 7.0 pounds per square inch (MCL 290.650d). If your firm dispenses or…

Liquor Store Owners Take Half-Mile Fight to Court

By Jonathan Oosting // Detroit News   A long-running battle over Michigan’s prohibition against liquor stores operating within a half-mile of each other is back in court as existing small business owners try to stop the state from eliminating the distance requirement. Michigan Court of Claims Judge Stephen Borrello in January temporarily blocked plans to…

Association Successfully Stops ‘Half-Mile’ Rule Rescission . . . For Now

A multi-state trade association representing retailers successfully – albeit possibly temporarily – stopped the rescission of a state rule that prohibits liquor stores from operating within a half mile from one another   On January 24th, Judge Stephen Borrello issued an order staying rescission of Michigan’s longstanding “half-mile” rule pending any future court order. The…

Treasury: Individual Income Tax Filing Season Officially Begins

  Early Filers Prevent Cybercriminals from Stealing Refunds    Michigan’s individual income tax filing season officially begins today, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury (Treasury). Effective immediately, Michiganders can start filing their 2017 tax year state individual income tax returns online or through the U.S. Postal Service. All individual income tax returns must be…

Michigan Hepatitis A Outbreak Response

HAV guidance for food managers Hep A Poster   Michigan is experiencing a widespread outbreak of hepatitis A virus infections in the mid- and southeast part of the state. The State Emergency Operations Center has been activated to coordinate Michigan’s response to the outbreak. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has also…

CALL TO ACTION!

Call your state senator and ask them to support Senate Bill 501. Call your state house representative and ask them to support House Bill 4504. Who is my State Senator and State Representative?  Go to www.michiganlegislature.org and click on contact my Senator or my House Representative on the bottom and find out and call them…