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State Tax Filing Deadline Delayed

The deadline for filing state tax returns have been pushed back to July. The office of Governor Gretchen Whitmer has released the following statement: Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-26, which pushes all April 2020

Upton Speaks In Favor Of Stimulus Bill

Congressman Fred Upton took to the U.S. House floor on Friday to urge his colleagues to approve the COVID-19 stimulus bill. The $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security, or CARES, Act would send checks of

State Representative Recovering From COVID-19

State Representative Tyrone Carter is the first Michigan lawmaker to test positive for coronavirus. Carter says he began feeling unwell last week after returning home from Lansing on Wednesday. Carter says his condition has dramatically improved, although

DNR Suspending Burn Permits

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is suspending burn permits around the state. DNR fire supervisor Dan Laux says emergency response resources need to be kept available for other priorities at this

Hartford Strawberry Festival Canceled

The Hartford Strawberry Festival has been canceled for this year. The event at Ely Park in Hartford was slated for the second weekend in June, but due to the COVID-19 outbreak, organizers thought it best to take