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COLUMN BY REPRESENTATIVE MIKE SHIRKEY, OCT 31, 2013

Nursing is a critically important profession in Michigan that I highly recommend to anyone who is interested in helping people.  While serving on the board of Allegiance Health in Jackson, I had the distinct privilege to interact with many in the nursing field who serve as the backbone of our health-care system.  They spoke highly of their chosen profession and received great satisfaction while helping patients.  

ACA Impacts County Employees

Over the past several months, the Jackson County Administrator/Controller’s Office, Human Resource Department, Finance Department, and Consultants from McGraw Wentworth have been assessing the impact of federal and state health care reform from an employer’s perspective – one that remains committed to the prospect of continued sponsorship of a group medical plan to its employees and retirees.  The analysis encompassed a...

Current Issues

  • State Rep. Shirkey...

    JACKSON, MI – State Rep. Mike Shirkey, who was chosen as the assistant House majority floor leader Thursday afternoon, said he will encourage...

  • Jackson County to...

    Jackson County will explore challenging the legality of the city’s stormwater fee, which it considers a tax.The county Board of Commissioners...

  • CHAMBER TAKES...

    For years, the Jackson County Chamber has been a strong advocate for increased transportation investment.  It is estimated that the minimum...



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