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 Focus: HOPE seeks to hire 20 teachers for Center for Children 

DETROIT (AP) — Focus: HOPE is seeking to hire 20 teachers at its Center for Children in Detroit.

Walk-in screening interviews will be held Wednesday and on Sept. 17. Applicants can take their resumes to the Focus: HOPE Resource Center.
The Detroit-based civil and human rights organization says it wants to have the positions filled by Sept. 22. Seventeen of the jobs are full-time and school year-only.

Eight teachers and eight assistant teachers are needed for Head Start and the Great Start Readiness Program. Focus: HOPE says the other four jobs are for full-time substitute teachers.

Senate sends Snyder bill to avert $1.1 billion tax payout 

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state Legislature has given final approval to a bill intended to keep a recent court decision from costing Michigan $1.1 billion.
The Senate approved a business tax-related bill Wednesday to clarify what out-of-state companies owe in past taxes. In July, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled in favor of IBM in a dispute with the state.

Gov. Rick Snyder and legislators say they’re concerned the decision could affect 134 similar cases and lead to $1.1 billion in refunds to businesses, plus interest.
The bill headed to Snyder would limit the ruling to make sure only IBM benefits with an estimated $6 million refund. Snyder is expected to sign it, saying the measure reaffirms what lawmakers always intended.

Honigman attorney appointed vice-chair  of the ABA committee 

Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn attorney Mitchell R. Meisner has been appointed vice chair of the International Investments in Real Estate Committee of the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section of the American Bar Association. The term of his appointment is from Sept. 1, 2014 to Aug. 31, 2015. The committee focuses on foreign investment issues in U.S. real estate and U.S. real estate investment and development in foreign countries.
Meisner is a partner in Honigman’s Real Estate Department and is located in the firm’s Detroit office. He counsels clients on various aspects of real estate development and finance. He represents lenders and borrowers on large project and multi-state real estate financings, as well. Meisner has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in American and DBusiness’ Top Lawyers since 2010 and in Michigan Super Lawyers since 2007. 

He earned a J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School and is a member of the Order of the Coif. 
He earned a Ph.D., magna cum laude, in comparative politics – China from the University of Chicago and a B.A., with honors, in political science from Amherst College.