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Gov. Rick Snyder signs legislation extending deadline to apply for personal property tax exemptions

Employers with eligible manufacturing personal property can now file for tax exemptions until May 31, 2017, under legislation signed today by Gov. Rick Snyder. Manufacturing personal property is defined as personal property located on land used for industrial processing.

$500,000 in Grants Awarded for Recycling Education and Infrastructure

Multiple communities across the state are getting a boost in their recycling education and infrastructure projects thanks to $500,000 in grants from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ).

Michigan Energy Office offers discount for public building operators to attend certification program in...

Graduates of the building operator certification (BOC) program in Michigan have proven to save an average of $10,800 annually on electric bills of the buildings where they implement changes, according to the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, making trained public building operators valuable partners in meeting Michigan’s new aggressive energy waste reduction goals

Housing Leader James L. Logue III Receives Top Industry Award at Building Michigan Communities...

James L. Logue, a statewide leader in affordable housing and community development for more than 40 years, today was named the 2017 Terrance R. Duvernay Award winner at the Building Michigan Communities Conference (BMCC).

Lawrence Statement on the Anniversary of the Flint Water Crisis-Letter to Trump Administration

Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI) joined by Rep. John Conyers (MI) and Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Rep. Cedric Richmond sent a letter to the Trump administration calling for support for the Flint Water Crisis

Ground-breaking energy legislation sets Michigan on new course for secure, reliable energy future

Michigan’s new energy laws, Public Act 341 and Public Act 342, take effect today and uniquely position the state to adapt to market forces while removing barriers to a greener and more secure energy future.

MAE, MPSC unveil new web page on implementation of energy legislation, lay out opportunities...

The Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE) and the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) today unveiled a new web page dedicated to the efforts underway to implement Michigan’s new energy laws (Public Act 341 (PA 341) and Public Act 342 (PA 342) of 2016) and opportunities for public involvement.

MPSC directs Consumers Energy Company and DTE Electric Company to make filings related to...

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) today rescheduled proceedings for Consumers Energy Company (Consumers Energy) and DTE Electric Company (DTE Electric) related to the implementation of a State Reliability Mechanism (SRM), which addresses the long-term adequacy of the state’s electric resources. The MPSC’s order also directs MPSC staff to commence a technical conference to address certain issues raised that are tangentially related to the establishment of the SRM.

Huizenga Testifies Before Congress on Great Lakes Economy

On Wednesday, Congressman Bill Huizenga, Co-Chair of the U.S. House Great Lakes Task Force, testified before the House Appropriations Energy and Water Subcommittee on the importance of properly using funds collected in the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund and water infrastructure across the Great Lakes. Congressman Huizenga discussed the strong bipartisan effort he has led to hold Washington accountable and make the federal government live up to its promise of dredging harbors across the Great Lakes.

National Water Infrastructure Conference in Flint Brings Together Experts to Examine Need for Reinvestment...

Today kicked off the three-day “Water Infrastructure Conference: A National Conversation in Flint” hosted by the City of Flint and State of Michigan. The conference is bringing together experts from around the world to explore national water infrastructure issues, share lessons learned from the City of Flint and other cities around the country, and discuss new technologies and innovations concerning infrastructure.

City of Flint’s Water System Continues to Meet Federal Lead and Copper Rule, Well...

FLINT, Mich. The most recent round of Extended Sentinel Site testing for the City of Flint’s water system again tested below action levels of the federal Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) with 90 percent of the Tier I samples at or below 8 parts per billion (PPB), which is well below the 15 PPB federal action level

MDOT 2017 construction map now available for download

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has posted the 2017 Paving the Way state construction map online for motorists to download. The public is encouraged to download the map and print it at home or at their nearest library or print service provider. The map is available at www.michigan.gov/mdotmaps, and will also be on display in all rest areas and Welcome Centers across the state.

City Storm Water Sewer

The City of Traverse City Department of Public Services will be overseeing storm water sewer televising and inspection work at various locations throughout the City. Locations that will require more extensive traffic control and partial lane closures include: East Front Street, Grandview Parkway, Division Street, Fourteenth Street, Veterans Drive, Cass Street, Union Street, Lake Street, Railroad Avenue, Woodmere Avenue, Hannah Avenue, Garfield Avenue, East Eighth Street, Peninsula Drive and the Downtown area.

New $4.7 million affordable housing development planned for Hart

Hart residents will soon have access to much-needed supportive housing in their community. The Michigan State Housing Development Authority board recently approved funding for a new 24-unit family development at 600 Water Street.

TROTT URGES PRESIDENT TO LIFT DELAY, PROTECT GREAT LAKES FROM ASIAN CARP

U.S. Representative Dave Trott (MI-11) joined a bipartisan delegation of his colleagues representing Great Lakes states in sending a letter to President Trump in response to reports that the President placed a delay on the release of a plan to move forward with the electric barrier at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam in the Illinois River.

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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.

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Gov. Rick Snyder signs legislation extending deadline to apply for personal...

Employers with eligible manufacturing personal property can now file for tax exemptions until May 31, 2017, under legislation signed today by Gov. Rick Snyder. Manufacturing personal property is defined as personal property located on land used for industrial processing.