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MY TURN: 'Buddy' proved to be a 'Leader' dog for the ages

September 20, 2019

He was the so-called “pick of the litter,” a yellow fur-ball that immediately wrapped his newfound family around his four little paws. He was anointed with the name “Buddy,” a moniker that seemed particularly fitting since he supposedly ...

COMMENTARY: Pregnant woman unjustly sentenced, state court decides

September 20, 2019

By Marie E. Matyjaszek In a unique case, the Michigan Court of Appeals recently reversed the Grand Traverse Circuit Court’s sentencing of Samantha Hughes in a July 9, 2019 ruling. Samantha was no stranger to legal trouble, and in the summer of 2018, ...

COMMENTARY: Minority-owned businesses left out of Gov. Whitmer's executive directive

September 20, 2019

By Sharan Levine The state of Michigan has claimed it’s a champion for minority-owned businesses within the state and prioritizes them over out-of-state businesses for proposed state-oriented service contracts. On July 29, Michigan Governor Gretchen ...

The Economic Blueprint: Being a one-stop shop for your clients deepens your relationship

September 20, 2019

Exploring new places, tasting exotic foods, experiencing foreign cultures. Many of us are always thinking about our next vacation, whether it’s for the adventure of a new destination or for the chance to kick back and relax. I was fortunate to experience ...

EXPERT WITNESS: (continued)

September 20, 2019

(Continued) Since the second decade of the Twentieth Century, Congress and the Federal Reserve have shared the responsibility for managing the economic policy of the federal government. Congress had held sway over any official U.S. policy before 1913. ...

EXPERT WITNESS: Sufficient affluence/sustainable economy

September 20, 2019

Economics for everyone (episode seven) By John F. Sase, Ph.D. —————— Gerard J. Senick, general editor Julie G. Sase, copyeditor “While macroeconomic policy probably contributed to the conditions in which the crises ...