Michigan State Government and Public Real Estate News

Consumers Energy is helping to drive West Michigan economic growth by spending nearly $200 million with West Michigan companies over the past year. The increased purchasing, part of the energy company’s commitment to spend $5 billion over 5 years with Michigan businesses, is strengthening customer service and creating an estimated 5,000 jobs statewide
Creating a comprehensive vision for Michigan’s economic future that will leverage the state’s strengths and encourage development is the goal of the Building the 21st Century Economy Commission created today under an executive order signed by Gov. Rick Snyder.
The Michigan State Housing Development Authority along with local community partners will be at the Wayne County Community College District on June 7 and again on June 21 to talk to current and future homeowners about buying a home, foreclosure prevention, mortgage modification and credit repair
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced that the Engman Lake Access Road in Marquette County will be resurfaced beginning Monday, June 6. The DNR is teaming up with more than a dozen Engman Lake Homeowners in the area to fund materials for the project, which cost an estimated $6,000. The DNR is doing the road work.
Consumers Energy is honoring nearly 70 Michigan companies that work with the Michigan energy provider to help households lower costs through energy efficiency, making an impact of over $1 billion on customer bills since 2009
Consumers Energy is being recognized for its dedication to employing military veterans, being named a silver level Veteran-Friendly Employer by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency
Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) will join Congressman John Conyers, Jr. during a press conference to announce the introduction of the Water Affordability, Transparency, Equity and Reliability (WATER) Act. This legislation would provide dedicated funding to modernize U.S. water infrastructure and help to combat water infrastructure needs across the country.
Local units of government can now use Lease Purchase Agreements as a way to finance energy efficiency upgrades, under legislation signed today by Gov. Rick Snyder. “These bills provide another avenue for local governments to modernize and boost energy efficiency in their facilities,” Snyder said.
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced his office has filed a Notice of Intended Action and Cease and Desist Order against Firefighters Support Services of Wyandotte, and its professional fundraiser, Associated Community Services of Southfield.
Gov. Rick Snyder called for increased collaboration between the Michigan Department of Transportation, local governments and utility companies when he issued an executive directive on statewide infrastructure projects
Approximately 13,000 Michigan children need loving foster homes while the state works to reunite them safely with their parents or find adoptive homes. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services in May is highlighting the crucial role that foster families provide in protecting children who were abused or neglected. Gov. Rick Snyder proclaimed May as Foster Care Month.
Businesses with eligible manufacturing personal property will have an easier time complying with changes to Michigan’s personal property tax laws approved by voters in 2014, under legislation signed today by Gov. Rick Snyder
Approximately 13,000 Michigan children need loving foster homes while the state works to reunite them safely with their parents or find adoptive homes. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services in May is highlighting the crucial role that foster families provide in protecting children who were abused or neglected. Gov. Rick Snyder proclaimed May as Foster Care Month
Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA), Congressman Danny Davis, Alderman Walter Burnett, Jr. (27) and Holsten Real Estate today cut the ribbon on Terrace 459 at Parkside of Old Town, the latest development in the revitalization of Cabrini-Green. This phase adds 106 rental units in two buildings at 459 West Division and 1151 North Cleveland, expanding mixed-income housing options in the neighborhood.
U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today accompanied the President on his visit to Flint, where he heard firsthand from residents about the public health crisis, received a briefing on the federal efforts in place to help respond to the needs of the people of Flint, and delivered remarks to the community.
Snyder signs bill lightening rental property tax burden

Also signs medication price, local government bills

LANSING, Mich. – June 18, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Gov. Rick Snyder today signed bipartisan legislation lessening property tax obligations for owners of rental properties.

“This bill simplifies the tax code, lightens tax burdens for rental home owners and provides improved customer service to both owners and residents,” Snyder said. more »

 
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