The D-MAN Foundation, Danny’s Miracle Angel Network, is dedicated to enriching the lives of families and individuals living with physical and mental disabilities. Through education, specialty programs, and fundraising efforts, The D-MAN Foundation strives to ensure that people with quadriplegia and other severe disabilities have the opportunities to achieve the highest quality of life possible.49470
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With the passage of the underage vaping ban bills out of their respective committees this last Tuesday, vaping has once again become a hot topic in the Michigan Legislature and beyond. As such, Dunaskiss Consulting and Development has coordinated with the producers of the popular Fox 2 debate segment “Let It Rip” to have vaping be the topic of choice on this Sunday’s program.More 49434
Story and Photos by Cathleen Francois, Executive Director, GreeningMichigan and GreeningDetroit.com
While the transition of Michigan’s Governor and overseeing entities like LARA, Michigan’s Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Office, see the normal shake-ups of a new administration, those truly interested in Michigan’s “Growing Industry’ continue to stay involved and educated in the latest shifting sands of law and technologies related to creating an optimal business model, no matter what arm of the business their interests lie.More 49354
In collaboration with Governor Gretchen Whitmer and on behalf of the state of Michigan, Attorney General Dana Nessel joined a coalition of 20 other states to challenge the constitutionality of the Trump Administration’s new “gag” rule, which negatively impact Title X family planning services.More 49342
by Lindy Lindell
It’s better to be lucky than good. There was no main event. There were no real “names” on the card last Saturday night on February 23 at the Dearborn Civic Center. The best matchmakers Kenny Moore and Aaron Rodriguez could come up with for an opponent for the one true prospect slated to box, the 6-0 junior-middleweight Joseph Bonas, was an 0-3 boxer, about whom the less said, the better. Bonas told me after the card was over that he would likely be fighting in Mexico in March, where he notched his last two wins.More 49311
City’s first major vegan event returns with more entertainment, exhibits, education, engagement and edibles. The second annual V313: Detroit’s Premier Vegan Celebration will be held Thursday, March 7, 3-9 pm, inside Eastern Market’s Shed 5. The event will offer an entertaining, informative and authentic Detroit vegan experience, drawing a large and diverse audience to the historic market building from among the rapidly growing number of metro Detroiters interested in a plant-based, healthier lifestyle.
Since our inception in 2009, My Compassion has been breaking ground in the medical cannabis space. As Michigan’s 1st approved 501(c)(3) non-profit organization for cannabis education, My Compassion continues to make tremendous advancements in communicating ways for the responsible use of cannabis and public safety, through its Community and Clinical Outreach programs.
My Compassion provides community outreach, education, and research on the medical benefits of cannabis. It seeks to learn, educate, connect and energize the millions of people living with medical conditions, that are not being helped with their current medicine. My Compassion believes everyone should have access to the most reliable information when deciding on using cannabinoid treatment.
My Compassion has developed a variety of Outreach programs where it provides reliable information about medical cannabis to the public, patients and families, government agencies and healthcare providers. My Compassion’s Team of professionals have more than 100 years of combined experience in every field of cannabis. They work diligently to open lines of communication with other professional associations and organizations that will foster cooperative activities and a positive outcome for patients, families and their communities as they begin to navigate and understand the medical cannabis system.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer has requested a legal opinion from Attorney General Dana Nessel regarding the legality of the Environmental Rules Review Committee and the Environmental Permit Review Commission.More 49157
Today Governor Gretchen Whitmer held a brief media availability after House Republicans voted against her executive order to protect the Great Lakes and clean up Michigan’s drinking water.More 49154
Creates Offices of Climate and Energy, Clean Water Public Advocate, Environmental Justice Public Advocate
Today Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed two executive orders and one executive directive to protect the Great Lakes, clean up our drinking water, and combat the impacts of climate change.
Executive Order 2019-2 restructures the Department of Environmental Quality as the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE). The executive order also creates new offices within the department, including the Office of the Clean Water Public Advocate, the Office of the Environmental Justice Public Advocate, and the Interagency Environmental Justice Response Team.
Executive Order 2019-3 strengthens the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART) as an effort to inform the public about perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), locate contamination, and take action to protect sources of drinking water from these dangerous chemicals.
Executive Directive 2019-12 enters Michigan into the U.S. Climate Alliance, a bipartisan coalition of governors from 19 other states that have committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement.
“This is about finding real solutions to clean up our drinking water so every Michigander can bathe their kids and give them a glass of water at the dinner table safely,” said Whitmer. “We have a chance to build a system that really works so we can protect our water and improve public health. We’ve also got to take action to protect our state from the effects of climate change. The science is in, and it’s time we get to work to mitigate the impact of climate change for the sake of our kids and future generations in Michigan.”
“This executive order will make sure that our state government is more responsive to problems with our drinking water and our environment,” said Liesl Clark, who will serve as Director of EGLE. “By creating offices like the Clean Water Public Advocate, we can get to work solving the problems that dozens of communities are facing with their drinking water. I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work with Governor Whitmer to protect Pure Michigan and strengthen our economy.”
Executive Order 2019-2 also creates a new office of climate and energy that will work with the governor to mitigate the impacts of climate change, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and embrace more sustainable energy solutions.
The executive order will make state government more efficient, responsive and effective by transferring duties related to process improvement and good government to the Department of Technology, Management and Budget.
“DTMB is committed to developing and supporting meaningful process improvement and risk management tools across the state to make government more efficient and accountable,” said DTMB Director Tricia Foster. “I look forward to working with all departments to enact Governor Whitmer’s vision of a more responsive and effective state government here in Michigan.”
Additionally, the executive order will streamline the regulatory process in state government by creating the Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules and by eliminating unnecessary commissions.
To view the full executive orders/directives, click the links below:
Source: State of Michigan49165