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CARL LEVIN: On raising the minimum wage

CARL LEVIN: On raising the minimum wage

By Carl Levin Guest Columnist When the Senate returns to Washington in late April, we should debate and pass legislation to raise the minimum wage. It is indisputable that the minimum wage now lags far behind the cost of living. We last acted to raise the minimum wage in 2009, when we set the current […]

GUEST COLUMN: What is the Oil and Gas Fund?

GUEST COLUMN: What is the Oil and Gas Fund?

By Mitch Deisch Guest Columnist The City of Manistee has the good fortune of being located at the southwestern end of the Niagaran Reef formation, the oil and gas producing belt that cuts across Northern Michigan from the northeast to the southwest.  The oil and gas deposits in this formation were developed mainly in the […]