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Local Governments Face Funding Uncertainty

Without funding assistance, local governments will soon have to make some tough calls.

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Acuitas Adds Two to Team and Promotes from Within Amid Statewide Layoffs

Acuitas adds to team and promotes within despite record low unemployment levels.

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Why You Need Your Chamber Now, More Than Ever

Chambers are your businesses life raft in the troubled waters of COVID-19. They were the life raft for you during the great recession and they will be again the next time a crisis rolls around.

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Top 5 Hot Takes from a Capital Insider

Learn how our government looks and operates in the virtual world during a coronavirus pandemic.

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7 Keys To Engaging Government Officials Amid COVID-19

Learn how to communicate with the legislature on various issues surrounding the effects of COVID-19, including the shattered state budget.

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Lauren Martin Joins Acuitas

The role of operations director at Acuitas is now being filled by Traverse City native, Lauren Martin. She succeeds long-time director of operations Kailey Hourani. As the director of operations Martin is responsible for planning, budgeting, coordinating activities, and all…

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Michigan mental-health counselors applaud unanimous, bi-partisan support as licensing bill signed into law

Michigan mental health counselors applauded as House Bill 4325 sponsored by Rep. Aaron Miller, R-Sturgis, was signed into law today by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.  Now Public Act 96 of 2019, the new law ensures Michigan’s licensed professional counselors can continue…

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Join Our Team

We're hiring a director of operations! We are looking for a talented person to join our team and be responsible for planning, budgeting, coordinating activities, and all office operations. This includes, but is not limited to, basic accounting, preparing financials,…

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Expect a Decrease in K-12 Population, says State Demographer

Last week, the Michigan House Appropriations School Aid and Education Subcommittee heard a presentation from Eric Guthrie, Michigan's state demographer. He offered a look into the future of Michigan's general and K-12 populations, allowing us to speculate the effects it…

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Show Me The Money: Governor Whitmer Presents FY2020 Budget Proposal at joint House and Senate Appropriations Committee

This morning the Whitmer Administration presented their Fiscal Year 2020 Executive Budget Recommendation to the joint House and Senate Appropriations Committee. It totals $60.2 billion and includes a General Fund of $10.7 billion and a School Aid Fund of $15.4 billion.…

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Acuitas Creates Digital Content Position, Hires Megan McFarlane as Manager

Looking to broaden scope of services to clients, Acuitas enlists talent of advocacy major Lansing based government relations and creative firm, Acuitas, created a new position this week enabling them to meet the increasing needs of clients. The position, Digital…

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Acuitas and River Strategies Join Forces to Offer Clients More Services

Acuitas and River Strategies Join Forces to Offer Clients Full-Service Government Relations, Strategic Communications and Marketing Services in Lansing, Detroit and Chicago Acuitas, a Lansing based government relations and advocacy group, and River Strategies, a women-owned full-service marketing and public…

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