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Rep. Lucido testifies on bill to save taxpayer money on cash assistance program »

"State Rep. Peter Lucido this week testified on a bill to cut down on fraud while helping those who truly need temporary cash assistance and can’t work due to a disability."

DIFS Appoints NCUA Conservator of Ukrainian Future Credit Union »

"(LANSING) Today, the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) placed the Ukrainian Future Credit Union into conservatorship and appointed the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) conservator. The Ukrainian Future Credit Union is headquartered in Warren, Michigan and has branches in West Bloomfield and Hamtramck, Michigan.     "

Dingell Appointed to Joint Select Committee on Pensions »

"DEARBORN, MI – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today was appointed to the newly-created Joint Select Committee on Solvency and Multiemployer Pensions by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. The Joint Select Committee will provide recommendations and legislative language to significantly improve the solvency of multiemployer pension plans and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, which has been a priority for Democrats in the budget negotiations. "

Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation new location »

"Effective Monday, February 26, 2018. the Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation will begin operating at its new location at 2407 North Grand River, Lansing, Michigan.  Applications for a state operating license for a marihuana facility will no longer be accepted at 611 West Ottawa Street. Those applications and payments for application fees and regulatory assessments will be accepted at the new location between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.  To allow time for processing, please arrive no later than 4:30 p.m. "

Deadline extended for providers to enroll in the Michigan Medicaid program »

"LANSING, Mich. – Recently, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced federal regulations under the Affordable Care Act and 21st Century Cures Act that require all providers who serve Michigan Medicaid beneficiaries, including providers participating in a Managed Care Organization’s (MCO) provider network, to be screened and enrolled in the Michigan Medicaid program. The regulations prohibit payment to providers who are not appropriately screened and enrolled. "

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