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For at least the third time this year, maggots have been spotted in or around food at a Department of Corrections (DOC) facility. And once again, the situation involves Aramark, the private vendor that provides food service for the state's prisons.
DOC spokesperson Russ Marlan confirmed today that the new round of maggots was found in potatoes that were sitting on a pallet this week at the Alger Correctional Facility in Munising.
For the full article, see "Maggots Again Found In Potatoes At Michigan Prison", Inside MIRS Today, July 24, 2014.
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Michigan voters won’t see a $10.10-an-hour minimum wage proposal on the Nov. 4 general election ballot, the state’s election board decided Thursday after rejecting proponents’ petitions because they contain too many duplicate signatures.
The Board of State Canvassers, honoring an 11th-hour challenges from $10.10 opponents, determined petitions submitted by Raise Michigan were thousands of signatures short of the 258,088 required for a Michigan ballot initiative. The board’s vote was 3-1.
That decision brought strong objections from representatives of Raise Michigan, the coalition submitting the petitions, who called the process unfair and said they may ask the courts to overturn it.
For the full article, see Gary Heinlein, "Minimum wage petition drive short of signatures, state board rules", Detroit News, July 24, 2014.
Mike Wilkinson, "Can Detroit pay its bills after bankruptcy?" : High taxes, low wages, yet the City of Detroit still drowns in debt. Here’s why the city faces long odds even after shedding bankruptcy debt.
Mike Wilkinson, "Giving Detroiters a tax break" : Bankruptcy could offer an opportunity to trim taxes for the city’s beleaguered residents, who pay some of the highest income, utility and property taxes in the state.
Mike Wilkinson, "Detroit taxes friendlier to businesses than to residents" : Detroit is in the middle of the pack among the 51 international cities studied for how much of a tax burden they place on businesses.
Paula Sorrell, "Michigan beginning to lure venture capitalists" : National investors are increasingly bullish about Michigan startups, getting past the mindset that we’re a flyover state.
It’s the hip area code emblazoned on T-shirts, shouted in rap songs and built into most every metro Detroiter’s telephone habits.
This week, it’s on birthday cakes, too, as Detroit celebrates its 313th birthday with a full week of activities at the Detroit Historical Museum. And there are dozens of other events, including many free festivals, tours and concerts.
The 313 area code has “become a moniker for Detroit, central to our identity,” said Bob Sadler, marketing director for the Detroit Historical Museum.
This week’s museum programs include extra cultural references to 313, but “we’ve always made the city’s birthday a special celebration, on and around July 24, that being the day in 1701 when Antoine Cadillac and his band of voyageurs decided to settle here,” Sadler said.
For the full article, see "The 313 turns 313! Happy birthday, Detroit!", Detroit Free Press, July 20, 2014.
For a related article, see Dan Austin, "Meet the 5 best mayors in Detroit history", Detroit Free Press, July 22, 2014.
Dan Austin, "Meet the 5 worst mayors in Detroit history", Detroit Free Press, July 23, 2014.
Dan Austin, "What happened 313 years ago on July 24", Detroit Free Press, July 23, 2014.
Michigan vacationers may want to consider driving north from Harbor Springs through the Tunnel of Trees to visit the famous Legs Inn for great Polish food and an awesome view of Lake Michigan. Those who plan ahead can also rent cabins along Lake Michigan.
For more information about Leg's Inn, check out Legs Inn History Page
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