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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.
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
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.”
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
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)
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
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.
Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) today voted for the Water Resources Development Act, bipartisan legislation to address the needs of our ports, harbors, and other waterway infrastructure critical to Michigan jobs and our state’s economic competitiveness. The bipartisan bill, which passed the House by a 399-25 vote, also included provisions to reauthorize the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, dedicate resources to the Great Lakes Navigation System, and provide support for the people of Flint
Michigan has seen a significant reduction in veteran and overall homelessness, according to a report released today during the 2016 Summit on Ending Homelessness. The Ending Homelessness in Michigan 2015 Annual Report shows Michigan has experienced a 6 percent dip in homelessness and 15 percent decrease in veteran homelessness, based on the annual homeless count
The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), Bureau of Community and Health Systems (BCHS), issued an order of summary suspension and notice of intent to revoke the child care group home license of Jackson County provider, Lisa Riggins, License #DG380315601, at 3800 Dormay, Jackson, MI 49203. This action resulted from a recent investigation of a complaint of the group child care home
Deborah A. Wiley has been awarded a National Title Professional (NTP) designation from the American Land Title Association (ALTA), the national trade association of the land title insurance industry. Wiley is the third NTP designee from Michigan and joins 66 other industry leaders from around the United States who have earned the professional designation.
The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) on Sept. 8 authorized Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCo) to increase its electric rates by $4,647,975 annually, a figure 30.4 percent below what the utility requested. Also, because the final amount approved was lower than the $6,259,025 the utility self-implemented in March, some customers will see a rate decrease, effective Sept. 23. By state law, customers who paid more than the currently approved amount will also get a refund of the difference between what the utility self-implemented and the MPSC granted, plus interest, in the future
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Office of the Great Lakes today released the third part of Michigan’s Water Strategy, a comprehensive, collaboratively-developed plan for the protection and wise use of Michigan’s water resources.