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Housing-related zoning amendments recommended

January 26, 2024

Housing-related zoning amendments recommended by GR Planning Commission

The amendments— parsed into five categories— primarily serve to increase housing supply, in accordance with a recent update to the city's Housing Needs Assessment, which states a need for 14,106 new housing units by 2027 (an average of 2,831 per year, a pace not currently being met).

Read more at Fox17

TurboTax isn’t allowed to say it’s ‘free’ anymore

January 24, 2024

The Federal Trade Commission cracked down on TurboTax, issuing a final order that prohibits the company from calling its services “free” when most customers end up having to upgrade to paid services.

Read more at The Verge

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Law will automatically register former prisoners to vote

January 23, 2024

A new Michigan law will automatically enroll newly released prisoners to vote, making it the first state to require this. The law won't take effect until June of 2025. However, the Department of Corrections has already been working to help register this population. This law will make this effort a requirement.

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Michigan Sports Betting Regulators Crack Down On Sweepstakes

January 22, 2024

Three unregulated gambling websites have been ordered to cease operations by Michigan sports betting and gaming regulators. The Michigan Gaming Control Board, in a press release, said PredictionStrike, Stake.us and VGW have been illegally taking bets without licenses, diverting revenue away from the state and putting customers at risk.

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