Holiday Liquor Sales

The Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) reminds retailers of special holiday hours. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Do not sell any alcoholic beverages between 11:59 pm (midnight) on December 24 (Christmas Eve) and 12:00 pm (noon) on December 25 (Christmas Day). Normal legal hours resume on December 26 (the day after Christmas). However, the establishment…

Proposed Cuts to SNAP/Food Stamp Program Would Hurt Michigan Families

“The proposed cuts in SNAP are unconscionable and would only aggravate the despair and difficulties experienced by low-income people—leaving them without the help they need and deserve—to survive,” writes Terri Stangl of the Center for Civil Justice in Michigan in this op-ed for MLive.com. More than 18 percent of Michigan households receive SNAP/Food Stamp benefits,…

Food Hubs Growing in Michigan

Purchasing local food continues to be a strong trend according to recent polls of food retailers, food service directors, and chefs. Across the country, more consumers are requesting foods that are produced locally, and retailers are developing new or expanding existing relationships with growers to respond to the demand. Small direct-market growers may have the…

Pledge to Lose Weight with MI Healthier Tomorrow

The MI Healthier Tomorrow campaign encourages Michiganders to pledge to lose 10 percent of their body weight. After taking the online pledge at www.michigan.gov/mihealthiertomorrow or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mihealthiertomorrow, residents receive a free Getting Started Kit in the mail along with the option to sign up for healthy texts and/or emails with motivational messages, reminders,…