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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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Working with Whitmer: A new, blue governor

From bills to working relationships, Acuitas Principal Sarah Hubbard discusses what to expect from the 100th Legislature Governor Whitmer recently held her first quadrant meeting with Senate and House leaders. Legislative committees have met. Bills are being introduced. It is…

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Governor Whitmer Moves State of the State Address to Feb. 12th

In case you missed it, Governor Gretchen Whitmer moved the date of her State of the State address from Feb. 5th to Feb. 12th to avoid conflicting with President Trump’s State of the Union, which was pushed back from Jan. 29th due to…

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Governor Whitmer and Her Super Power?

Executive power may be key in handling Republican legislature Governor Gretchen Whitmer is facing numerous opportunities and challenges as she starts her term in Lansing. With both the House and Senate maintaining their Republican majorities, Whitmer will have to utilize…

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Funding for New Soo Lock Approved for Fiscal Year 2019

In late November, after three decades, the Detroit District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that $32.4 million will go towards the Soo Locks as part of the fiscal year 2019 plan. This comes after President Trump signed…

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Acuitas Principal Discusses Rejected Ballot Proposals at 2018 Post-Election Wrap Up

Acuitas Principal, Sarah Hubbard, was recently featured as a panelist at the Michigan Political History Society and the Michigan Political Leadership Program 2018 Post-Election Wrap Up. The panel discussed the election's three statewide ballot proposals. While there has been much conversation surrounding the three ballot proposals and…

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Women Influencing Politics – Acuitas Principal Honored

The National Association of Women Business Owners Greater Detroit Chapter (NAWBO-GDC) launched their 5th annual 2017 Women on Board Cruise on Thursday, August 3, held aboard The Ovation luxury yacht. The 2017 Women on Board Cruise provided networking opportunities with…

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Compliments to the Client

Pictured from left to right: State Representative Al Pscholka, 79th District, Michigan; Joseph Boetsch, Area General Manager, Johnson Controls; Rami Hadid, Account Executive, Johnson Controls; Daniel Mack, Account Executive, Johnson Controls; David Peters, Vice President and General Manager, Energy Solutions,…

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