Michigan State Government and Public Real Estate News

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.
Consumers Energy is contributing up to $100,000 to match Michigan residents’ contributions to this year’s Home Run for Habitat fundraising campaign, building on a relationship to provide energy-efficient housing across the state. Consumers Energy has made over $950,000 in contributions to Habitat for Humanity of Michigan since 2001.
Consumers Energy is making good on a five-year commitment to Michigan businesses, announcing today that it has spent over $1 billion in less than a year with employers based in the Great Lakes State.
Consumers Energy today presented Michigan Community Action with $293,000 in donations that employees and the company raised by taking part in over 30 recent Walk for Warmth events across the state.
Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) today introduced legislation that would establish tougher drinking water standards nationwide to protect families from the threat of lead in their drinking water. The bill would bring Michigan and other states in line with water safety guidelines established by the World Health Organization (WHO) and other developed countries that currently have higher drinking water safety standards
Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) issued the following statement today after a federal aid package for Flint was included in the Water Resources Development Act
Sandra Pearson, president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity Michigan, was named this year’s Duvernay Award winner at the Building Michigan Communities Conference (BMCC). Pearson was honored during a luncheon awards ceremony at the conference, which began Monday and wraps up Wednesday at the Lansing Center
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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