Michigan businesses that employ Canadian residents wouldn’t be discriminated against if a bill in the Michigan Legislature is passed. The bill would allow businesses to obtain grants, loans and other incentives under the Michigan Business Development Program, if they employ out of state or Ontario employees. At present only businesses that employ Michigan residents are eligible for the incentives. The bill, which has passed the Senate and now moved to the House, is specifically aimed at Michigan counties that border jurisdictions like Ohio and Ontario.
The second arc of Batman Confidential (#7-12) re-imagines the Joker as a gifted criminal and abandons the Red Hood identity, also called Jack, who is nearly suicidal due to boredom with his "job". He talks to a waitress, Harleen Quinzel , who convinces him to find something to live for. Jack becomes obsessed with Batman after he breaks up one of his jobs, leading Jack to attract Batman's attention at a ball. Jack injures Lorna Shore (whom Bruce Wayne is dating), leading Batman to disfigure his face with a batarang. Jack escapes and Batman gives Jack's information to mobsters, who torture Jack in a chemical plant. Jack kills several of his assailants after escaping, but falls into an empty vat as wild gunfire punctures the chemical tanks above him, and the resultant flood of antidepressant chemicals alters his appearance to that of a clown, completing his transformation into the Joker.