Michigan Daybook

Associated Press Michigan Daybook for Tuesday, Mar. 27.

The daybook is for planning purposes only and is not intended for publication or broadcast. You should verify any event you plan to cover.

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Tuesday, Mar. 27 9:30 AM Dem Rep. Dan Kildee participates in fifth grade student govt swearing-in ceremony – Democratic Rep. Dan Kildee participates in event to help swear in the fifth grade students elected to student govt at Neithercut Elementary School in Flint, MI

Location: Neithercut Elementary School, 2010 Crestbrook Ln, Flint, MI Flint http://dankildee.house.gov/ https://twitter.com/RepDanKildee

Contacts: Robyn Bryan Office of Rep. Dan Kildee Robyn.Bryan@mail.house.gov 1 202 256 6655

Media interested in attending must RSVP to Robyn Bryan by email at Robyn.Bryan@mail.house.gov or by telephone at 202-256-6655


Tuesday, Mar. 27 10:00 AM Michigan Gov. Snyder’s public schedule – Michigan Governor Rick Snyder offers remarks and participates as a judge in a ‘Carp Tank’ event to announce the winner of the Governor’s Invasive Carp Challenge at Detroit Port Authority, 130 Atwater St, Detroit (10:00 AM EDT); and offers remarks at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s ‘State of the State: Now and in the Future’ at MGM Grand, 1777 Third Ave, Detroit (12:45 PM EDT)

Location: Detroit, MI Detroit www.michigan.gov https://twitter.com/migov

Contacts: Anna Heaton Office of Gov. Rick Snyder heatona@michigan.gov 1 517 335 6397


Tuesday, Mar. 27 11:15 AM Michigan Gov. Snyder delivers the Business State of the State Address – Michigan Governor Rick Snyder delivers the Business State of the State Address, discussing how the state has grown over the past eight years while also looking at the long-term impact of those accomplishments. After, Gov. Snyder participates in a panel discussion projecting how Michigan’s economy will continue to grow over the next five years, with James Group International CEO Lorron James, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan President and CEO Dan Loepp, and Rush Group LLC Founder, President and CEO Andra Rush

Location: MGM Grand Detroit, 1777 3rd Ave, Detroit, MI Detroit http://www.detroitchamber.com/

Contacts: Kelly Weatherwax Detroit Regional Chamber kweatherwax@detroitchamber.com 1 313 596 0360


Tuesday, Mar. 27 12:00 PM Special prosecutor provides update on investigation into Michigan State University – Special Prosecutor Bill Forsyth provides update on his investigation into how former Michigan State University physician Larry Nassar could have sexually abused girls and young women for nearly 20 years without the school intervening. Speakers include Michigan State Police First Lieutenant Ryan Pennell, and Michigan Chief Deputy Attorney General Laura Moody and Assistant Attorneys General Christina Grossi and Bill Rollstin * Yesterday, Nassar’s boss, MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Dean William Strampel, was arrested amid the investigation into the handling of complaints against Nassar * Over 250 girls and women have sued MSU, Strampel and other former and current university officials, and USA Gymnastics * Nassar has been sentenced to up to 175 years in prison

Location: G. Mennen Williams Building, 525 W Ottawa St, Lansing, MI Lansing http://www.michigan.gov/ag/ https://twitter.com/SchuetteOnDuty

Contacts: Andrea Bitely Michigan AG media bitelya@michigan.gov 1 517 373 8060 Megan Hawthorne Michigan Attorney General hawthornem1@michigan.gov 1 517 373 8060

Doors to press conference open at 11:30. RSVP and check-in will be required and media credentials must be shown to attend. Only accredited members of the media who have RSVP’ed will be admitted.


Tuesday, Mar. 27 12:00 PM A Better University is Possible coalition hold march to deliver demands to EMU President Smith – A Better University is Possible coalition hold march to deliver demands to Eastern Michigan University President James Smith, including ‘improvements in academics, athletics and student life’

Location: Chavez Fountain, Ypsilanti, MI

Contacts: Roger Kerson RK Communications roger@rkcommunications.net 1 734 645 0535


Tuesday, Mar. 27 2:30 PM GOP Rep. Paul Mitchell holds a Veterans Medal event in Michigan – Republican Rep. Paul Mitchell holds Veterans Medal event to present military medals to veterans who either never received them or lost them over the years

Location: Veterans of Foreign Wars, 8311 Wilson Dr, Shelby Charter Township, MI https://mitchell.house.gov/ https://twitter.com/RepPaulMitchell

Contacts: Alex Davidson Office of Rep. Paul Mitchell 1 202 577 9481

Media are asked to please RSVP to Alex Davidson, alex.davidson@mail.house.gov, by 12 p.m. EDT Tuesday, March 27, 2018.


Tuesday, Mar. 27 3:00 PM WMU-Cooley Law School hosts attorney representing victims of Larry Nassar – Western Michigan University-Cooley Law School hosts presentation with White Law PLLC Attorney James White, who is representing several sexual assault victims of former team doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University osteopathic physician Larry Nassar. White discusses current and proposed legislation in Michigan, regarding sexual assault liability laws and how those laws affect Nassar’s victims

Location: Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 300 S Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI Lansing http://wmich.edu/

Contacts: Tyler Lecceadone SeryfethPR Lecceadone@seyferthpr.com 1 800 435 9539

Editor’s note: The class is not open to the public, but members of the media are invited to attend this discussion on a current legal topic affecting the community.


Tuesday, Mar. 27 6:30 PM Lansing Committee on Public Safety special meeting

Location: Lansing City Hall, 124 W Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI Lansing http://www.lansingmi.gov/ https://twitter.com/lansingmichigan

Contacts: Sherrie Boak City Council Office council@lansingmi.gov 1 517 483 4177


Tuesday, Mar. 27 – Thursday, Mar. 29 Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism – Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism, with speakers including Nomadness Travel Tribe Founder Evita Robinson, XYZ University Founder and CEO Sarah Sladek, and Travel Michigan Vice President Dave Lorenz, among others

Location: Amway Grand Plaza, 187 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI Grand Rapids https://conference.milodging.org/

Contacts: Carlie Smith Michigan Lodging and Tourism Association CarlieS@milodging.org 1 517 267 8989


Wednesday, Mar. 28 10:30 AM Dem Sen. Debbie Stabenow unveils legislation to lower cost of prescription drugs – Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow holds press conference to unveil her new legislation to lower the cost of prescription drugs, with Henry Ford Health System President and CEO Wright Lassiter III and Michigan Pharmacists Association CEO Larry Wagenknecht at Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 W Grand Blvd, Detroit (10:30 AM EDT), and with Brennan Senior Center Director Deborah Holmes and Hamilton Community Health Center Internal Medicine Dr Huda Elhwairis at Brennan Senior Center, 1301 Pingree Ave, Flint, MI (2:30 PM EDT)

Location: Detroit Flint http://stabenow.senate.gov/ https://twitter.com/StabenowPress

Contacts: Nirmeen Fahmy Sen. Debbie Stabenow press Nirmeen_Fahmy@stabenow.senate.gov 1 202 224 0285


Wednesday, Mar. 28 2:00 PM Lecturers’ Employee Organization announce the results of a strike authorization vote – Lecturers’ Employee Organization (LEO) announce the results of a strike authorization vote, via telephone press conference. Speakers include LEO Ann Arbor Co-Chair Shelley Manis, and lecturers Victor Rodriquez and Marcus Darden

Location: TBD https://www.leounion.org/

Contacts: Roger Kerson RK Communications roger@rkcommunications.net 1 734 645 0535

RSVP to roger@rkcommunications.net for call info


Wednesday, Mar. 28 3:00 PM Michigan Gov. Snyder attends investiture ceremony for Michigan Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Clement – Investiture ceremony for Michigan Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Clement. Attendees include Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, Chief Justice Stephen J. Markman, Supreme Court Justice Bridget McCormack, former Justice Maura Corrigan, and Michigan Court of Appeals Chief Judge Michael Talbot

Location: Michigan Hall of Justice, 925 W Ottawa St, Lansing, MI Lansing courts.mi.gov https://twitter.com/CourtInfo

Contacts: John Nevin Michigan Courts communications director 1 517 373 0129


Wednesday, Mar. 28 6:00 PM GOP Rep. Tim Walberg hosts a community forum on the heroin and opioid epidemic – Republican Rep. Tim Walberg hosts a community forum to raise awareness, collaborate on solutions, and increase education about the heroin and opioid epidemic. Speakers include Monroe County Prosecutor William Nichols, Michigan State Police Lt. Marc Moore, George Barath (Ryan’s Hope Foundation), Wendy Klinski (Catholic Charities of SE Michigan), Vicky Loveland (Monroe County Substance Abuse Coalition, United Way of Monroe County), and Jennifer Sell (ProMedica)

Location: Monroe High School, 901 Herr Rd, Monroe, MI Monroe http://walberg.house.gov/ https://twitter.com/RepWalberg

Contacts: Dan Kotman Rep. Walberg Communications Director dan.kotman@mail.house.gov 1 202 225 6276


Wednesday, Mar. 28 6:30 PM Michigan AFL-CIO host gubernatorial town hall, focusing on infrastructure and skilled trades job training

Location: Flint, MI Flint http://miaflcio.org/ https://twitter.com/miaflcio

Contacts: Zack Pohl Michigan AFL-CIO 1 517 980 6190


Wednesday, Mar. 28 Steelcase Inc: Q1 2019 Ex-dividend date

Location: TBD http://ir.steelcase.com/releases.cfm https://twitter.com/Steelcase

Contacts: Michael O’Meara Steelcase Inc Investor Relations 1 616 292 9274


Wednesday, Mar. 28 Stryker Corp: Q1 2018 Ex-dividend date

Location: TBD http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=118965&p=irol-homeprofile

Contacts: Katherine Owen Stryker Corp Investor Relations katherine.owen@stryker.com 1 269 385 2600


Thursday, Mar. 29 6:00 PM 2018 Detroit Home Design Awards, presented by Michigan Design Center

Location: Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI http://www.detroithomemag.com/ https://twitter.com/DetroitHome

Contacts: Detroit Home Magazine 1 248 691 1800