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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 Relationships with 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 safe to say the 100th Michigan Legislature is almost in full swing.  But what should we expect from this…

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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?

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 all her power in the executive branch in order…

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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 to discuss the election's three statewide ballot proposals. While there has been much conversation surrounding the three ballot proposals and what they…

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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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Acuitas in the Spotlight

Acuitas’ own Sarah Hubbard was highlighted last week in an article published by the notable Wall Street Journal. The article titled ‘With Gridlock in Washington, Lobbyists Turn to Statehouses’ described how interest groups are frustrated with D.C. and are now…

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Road Funding bill signing

Governor Rick Snyder signed a long-term road funding solution to improve Michigan’s roads and bridges and Sarah Hubbard was there to witness the event.

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Legislative Update

Michigan’s political climate and economy is much better than it was four years ago. Presently, Governor Snyder holds a slim lead (+2) in the polls over challenger Mark Schauer and RealClearPolitics calls the race a toss-up. In addition, the GOP is expected…

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