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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

  • Governor Snyder...

    Wednesday, Governor Rick Snyder, Lt. Governor Brian Calley and State Budget Director John Nixon presented the executive budget for the 2014 –...

  • Personal Property...

    Right now the Michigan State Senate is considering a package of bills (SB 1065-1072) that will provide personal property tax relief to small...

  • Workers'...

    This week, the Michigan House of Representatives will consider reforms to Michigan's Workers' Compensation Act.  In August, the state...



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