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Court of Appeals Grants Order for Immediate Effect of Rules
Court of Appeals Grants State of Michigan's Request for Immediate Effect of Rules
On Thursday, June 25, 2015, the Court of Appeals granted the State of Michigan and the Michigan Gaming Control Board's request for the rules to be given immediate effect.
This means that, pursuant to the Court of Appeals recent 2-1 decision, the rules promulgated in May 2014 (to which MiCGA and other plaintiffs were successful in the Court of Claims at receiving injunctive relief from) have taken immediate effect.
The former rules that organizations had been operating under (with the exception of some of the compromised emergency rules from Fall 2014) can be viewed here.
The rules effective June 25, 2015, can be viewed here.
As a benefit to our MiCGA members, we have prepared a document that highlights the most significant changes that charities and suppliers will need to be aware of.
No word yet from the Michigan Gaming Control Board on how they may be assisting organizations in their implementation and compliance with the new rules.
As always, please contact MiCGA if you have any issues, concerns, and/or problems with your licenses or events - we are especially concerned for those organizations who may have previously scheduled events that will be occurring over the next few weeks.
Click here to read the Crain's Detroit Business article about this latest matter.
American Legion backs VA on disability claims on toxic waste exposure
WASHINGTON (January 13, 2017) – The leader of the nation's largest veterans organization expressed appreciation Friday after the Department of Veterans Affairs announced a decision to provide disability benefits
to veterans suffering from eight deadly diseases connected to water contamination at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
"Veterans have waited long enough for treatment and proper care in the area of environmental health," American Legion National Commander Charles E. Schmidt said. "Those who have served at Camp Lejeune and are
now suffering from illnesses linked to contamination cannot be left to confront these diseases as if they were not in any way connected to their time on base. We are here to see this does not happen."
Groundwater contamination at Camp Lejeune was stated specifically in American Legion Resolution No. 118, passed unanimously by delegates at the 98th National Convention in Cincinn…
Listed below are only the events I have for the next 14 days here in the Metro Detroit area, of which there are 5 new items. You can also go to the Legion 328 website to download any flyer for these and future events (thru August) at http://www.legionpost328.org/events.html Clicking on "attached flyer" for each event either below or on the future listing at the website will get you the flyer for that event. If your group has an event benefiting veterans, or you hear of an event, please share with me so I can share with the veteran community. I would rather get an event 3 times than not at all! Please make sure any flyer lists address of event and a contact person!
Listed below are only the events I have for the next 14+ days here in the Metro Detroit area, of which there are 3 new items. You can also go to the Legion 328 website to download any flyer for these and future events (thru August) at http://www.legionpost328.org/events.html If your group has an event benefiting veterans, or you hear of an event, please share with me so I can share with the veteran community. I would rather get an event 3 times than not at all! Please make sure any flyer lists address of event and a contact person!