– President Trump is celebrating a deal over a revised North American trade deal with Canada and Mexico as returning the U.S. to a “manufacturing powerhouse.”
– Monday was the first day of a new work requirement for recipients of food stamps. About 67,000 recipients of the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program who are considered able-bodied received a letter from the state informing them they have three months to find a job or lose those benefits.
– The timeline for the Gordie Howe International Bridge is now clear. The new international span between the United States and Canada over the Detroit River aims to open in 2024.
– A major law firm is announcing its plans to move to a satellite office in downtown Detroit. Warner Norcross + Judd will open a new office in the District Detroit on Woodward Avenue between Little Caesars Arena and the new Mike Ilitch School of Business. The firm will be the sole tenant of the building’s third floor, occupying about 30,000 square feet.
– A new analysis finds that legalizing marijuana could generate $130 million per year in new tax revenue. Voters on November 6th will weigh Proposal 1, which asks whether recreational marijuana should be legalized in Michigan.
– It turns out the state of Michigan was running what a judge called “an unjustifiable protectionist regime.” And that regime was denying out-of-state retailers from shipping wine to Michigan until a federal court ruling on Friday.
– BIRD BEE, a popular local boutique in Detroit’s Capitol Park that rose to prominence online, is opening up a sister store in the Scott apartment building in Brush Park.
– Thanks to a pair of volunteer groups, American Handball is coming back to Palmer Park. There will be a grand reopening of the courts this Saturday, October 6th.
– Crain Communications chairman Keith Crain has once again made waves with a column attacking that nefarious scourge of humanity, bike lanes. We discuss.
Recorded on October 1, 2018.