Protect Your Home Purchase, Work with a Michigan Licensed Real Estate Broker or Salesperson

If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Michigan, consider protecting one of your biggest investments by working with a licensed real estate broker or salesperson

Pure Michigan Utility Summit Highlights Consumers Energy’s Commitment to Putting Michigan to Work

Consumers Energy today highlighted its $5 billion commitment to Michigan businesses, taking part in a first-of-its-kind event in Kalamazoo that connects the state’s two largest energy providers with Michigan-based suppliers.

Consumers Energy, Partners Provide $12 Million in Contributions to Help Michigan Families Stay Safe...

Consumers Energy announced today that it is partnering with Michigan nonprofit organizations to make $12 million available to help over 30,000 families across the state stay warm and keep the lights on this winter

Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointments to the Building the 21st Century Economy Commission

Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the initial appointments to the Building the 21st Century Economy Commission, created by Executive Order 2016-14. The 23-member commission serves as an advisory body within the Executive Office of the Governor. Members are charged with identifying priorities over the next 20 years along with short-term and long-term action items to achieve the vision of Michigan’s economic future.

Consumers Energy Sponsors Women of Color Conference;Promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, Math Careers

Recognizing that science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers are critical to the energy industry, Consumers Energy is again sponsoring the Women of Color STEM Conference today through Saturday in Detroit

Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointment to the Board of Real Estate Appraisers

Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Martin Wagar of Kalamazoo to the Michigan Board of Real Estate Appraisers. Housed within the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, the nine-member board licenses and regulates the service of more than 6,000 real estate appraisers

MPSC approves voluntary renewable energy pilot program for DTE Electric Company to allow participants...

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) today approved a voluntary renewable energy pilot program (Case No. U-18076) for DTE Electric Company that allows program participants to obtain a larger amount of renewable energy than the 10 percent mandated by Public Act 295 of 2008

Consumers Energy Customers Continue to Pay Lower Prices for Natural Gas This Winter

Homes and businesses that Consumers Energy serves will continue to pay historically low costs for natural gas this winter, with the average household expected to pay $200 less than five years ago.


Occasionally wildlife travel to areas where they are not typically found. A young bull elk recently has been spotted in several locations in mid-Michigan that are outside its home range. “We first started receiving reports of a bull elk in Ogemaw County, and then Gladwin County and most recently near Beal City and the Herrick area in Isabella County,” said Michigan Department of Natural Resources elk specialist Chad Stewart. “We were able to confirm the locations and also that it does appear to be a wild elk.”

State of Michigan Schedules Auctions for Tax-Foreclosed Properties

Ninety-two (92) properties, located in Branch, Clinton, Livingston, and Shiawassee Counties, will go to auction on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at the Ramada Lansing Hotel & Conference Center, located at 7501 W. Saginaw Highway, in Lansing. Registration for interested bidders will begin at 9:00 a.m., with the auction scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m

Flint Amendment Passes the House

Tonight, the House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Development Act with overwhelming support. The legislation included a bipartisan amendment proposed by Congressman John Moolenaar (R-Midland) and Congressman Dan Kildee (D-Flint Township)

Grand Rapids High School Senior Wins Top Prize in Consumers Energy-Sponsored Student Art Competition

A Grand Rapids Public Schools senior’s painting depicting the evolution of electricity production in Michigan has earned her a $1,000 college scholarship and prominent display of her winning creation in downtown Grand Rapids as ArtPrize heads into its final week.

Consumers Energy Works with Michigan Food Banks to Provide Up to 75,000 LED Bulbs...

Consumers Energy announced today that it will provide up to 75,000 high-efficiency LED bulbs to Michigan families through food banks in October.

Huizenga Votes to Help Flint Recover, Strengthen Great Lakes Economy

Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) voted in support of the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA) which provided federal infrastructure assistance to Flint, and included Congressman Huizenga’s amendment to permanently prioritize Army Corps funding for the Great Lakes Navigation System (GLNS). The system is a critical international waterway that extends from the western end of Lake Superior to the Gulf of St. Lawrence on the Atlantic Ocean, a distance of over 2,400 miles. The U.S. portion of the system includes 140 harbors and over 600 miles of maintained navigation channels. The Great Lakes Navigation System can handle 200 million tons of cargo, generating $18 billion in economic activity and supporting 130,000 jobs

Upton, House Advance Critical Water Infrastructure Legislation to Help Flint

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined his House colleagues in voting to advance the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA) by a bipartisan 399 to 25 vote. The legislation authorizes $170 million to provide assistance for the city of Flint, Michigan, through an amendment offered by U.S. Reps Dan Kildee, D-Flint, and John Moolenaar, R-Midland, and championed by Upton. Click here to watch Upton’s statement on the House Floor in support of the amendment.


New shorelands program helps waterfront homeowners improve shorelines, inland lakes

The Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership recently launched a program to help lakefront homeowners understand best practices to protect their shoreland and inland lakes. The Michigan Shoreland Stewards Program will recognize inland lake property owners who are using healthy property management practices to protect their inland lake and offer tips to improve the shoreline further.