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Morning Buzz: 5 things to know for January 28

Posted at 10:29 AM, Jan 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-28 10:29:47-05

1. It will soon be easier for individuals to get help if they're experiencing a mental health issue.

On Monday Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a bill into law that will give Michiganders wider access to mental health resources.

It will also allow for a safety outline or the Michigan Cares Hotline that will be available 24/7. No word on when it will be up and running but lawmakers say it will be soon.

2. The next president and CEO of Bronson Healthcare has been announced. It will be Bill Manns, who is currently the president of Saint Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor.

The announcement comes after a nationwide search to replace Frank Sardone, who retired last December.

Mann's first day on the job is Monday, March 30.

3. The IRS is now accepting returns, which means tax season is officially under way.

Even though it's something most people dread, a new survey shows that most Americans get their taxes in on time.

Nearly 84 percent of tax payers comply with the tax rules, but the survey also shows about 10 percent think it's okay to cheat a little here and there.

If people don't pay their taxes fully or on time, they could face a penalty of .5 percent of the total owed- and that can increase monthly.

4. Krispy Kreme is wanting customers to feel the love for Valentine's Day. The donut chain is releasing heart shaped donuts modeled after the iconic conversation heart candies.

There are four new donuts, each containing a different filling like strawberries and kreme, cake batter, chocolate, and original kreme.

Each heart shaped confection is also topped with a different Valentine's Day saying.

While love is eternal, these sweet treats are only around for a limited time, so grab them while you can.

5. Millennials are strong on social justice, but they don't thing they can do justice to the plants in their homes.

A new One Poll study found that seven in 10 millennials consider themselves "plant parents."

However, out of those seven, half of them admit they don't know how to take care of the plants. 22 percent of millennials say they've killed at least seven plants that they've brought into their home.

The number one reason for wanting them: it adds to decor.

47 percent say they wanted them because plants are trendy.