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Obamacare Is Working–Or Is It?

The Supreme Court decision last week supported Obamacare subsidies for people who have enrolled through the federal exchange. The controversial decision relying on the intentions of Congress rather than the straight forward wording that subsidies were available for exchanges established by the states, Obamacare seems to be working. However, what data are available that provide […]

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Celebrate Your Independence – Al Fresca!

July is full of outdoor fun with family and friends including picnics and barbecues. These warm weather events also present opportunities for bacteria to thrive. Follow these tips to keep your family and friends safe from foodborne illness.

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President Obama Working Overtime

The Administration is expected to announce new rules within the next month about who qualifies for overtime pay. It affects workers who work more than 40 hours a week. Under the current rules, workers who are paid by the hour or earn a salary of less than $23,660 are generally eligible for overtime pay, while […]

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Go Blue!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year….Michigan blueberry season! The little blue dynamos are delicious for snacking, adding to cereal, topping off salads, blending into smoothies, baking and for mixing into tasty sauces and salsas. These tasty gems are true superfoods, low in calories (only 80 in 1 cup), an excellent source of fiber, […]

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For or Against Prevailing Wages?

Michigan is a prevailing wage state. As such, all building contractors who are building projects funded with state dollars pay its workers a prevailing wage, defined as union scale wages and benefits. There is a controversy now as the state Senate has passed a bill to eliminate the prevailing wage requirement. Opponents to the prevailing […]

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Men’s Health Month: Hey – Can You Hear Me?

High blood pressure (hypertension) is referred to as the silent killer since many people have no symptoms of the disease. One in every three people have high blood pressure, a leading cause of stroke and kidney failure. Men are at higher risk for hypertension and heart disease, and are at greater risk for complications simply […]

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Is There Accountability in the Federal Government?

“Is There Accountability in the Federal Government?” Last year we heard about the issues in the VA health care system and the tragedy in Benghazi. Earlier this year it was the use of a private server by the Secretary of State, in violation of policy, and the hack of the IRS exposing the returns of […]

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How to Make a Billionaire

Los Angeles entrepreneur Elon Musk has built a multi-billion dollar fortune running companies that make electric cars, sell solar panels and launch rockets into space. And he has built those companies with the help of billions in government subsidies. Is his model of public private financing the future for the US to support long shot […]

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Just Say Moo!

June is National Dairy Month. Did you know that 98% of Michigan’s 2,030 dairy farms are family owned and operated, making dairy farming a true Michigan tradition. You can find milk, cheese and yogurt produced by Michigan dairy farmers when you shop by checking the milk code. Every container of milk is identified by a […]

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Amtrak: The Human and Political Tragedy

A couple weeks ago there was a terrible Amtrak derailment that left 8 people dead and hundreds injured. The train hit a curve at twice the 50mph speed limit and of course this tragedy has become political. There was an immediate call for more infrastructure spending and blame focused on the Republicans for cutting appropriations […]

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