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

Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Mark Jenkins of Rockford as well as the reappointments of Ronald Wheeler of Dewitt and David Worthams of Kalamazoo to the Michigan Board of Real Estate Appraisers.

House Approves Upton Energy Security Legislation

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in voting to advance H.R. 3050, the Enhancing State Energy Security Planning and Emergency Preparedness Act of 2017. Upton sponsored the bill.

Auctions for Tax-Foreclosed Properties Scheduled

More than 270 tax-foreclosed properties in eight Michigan counties will be offered at public auctions between July 31 and Aug. 28, 2017, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury.

Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointment to the Michigan State Housing Development Authority Board

Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Luke Terry of Haslett to the Michigan State Housing Development Authority Board. The eight-member board supports MSHDA’s mission of enhancing Michigan's economic and social health through housing and community development activities.

Four Communities Earn Local Infrastructure Loans

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) announced today more than $14 million in loans to fund municipal water and sewer projects to improve water quality and public health. The loans include $700,000 in principal loan forgiveness for employing green practices or because of a disadvantaged community status.

State Waives Well Water Testing Fee for Isabella and Midland County Residents Affected by...

The State of Michigan encourages all residents with a private drinking water well that has been covered by flood water to have their well cleaned and tested to ensure the water is safe to consume. Lt. Gov. Brian Calley declared a “state of disaster” for Isabella and Midland counties Friday after severe weather and intense rain struck the counties, resulting in widespread flood damage.

Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointment, reappointments to the Manufactured Housing Commission

Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Kevin Barker of Belmont as well as the reappointments of Phillip Copeland of Holly, Steven Karbal of Bloomfield Hills, and William Lettinga of Byron Center to the Manufactured Housing Commission.

Schuette Charges MDHHS Director Lyon, Four Others with Involuntary Manslaughter in Flint Water Crisis

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced that he has charged Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon, former Flint Emergency Manager Darnell Earley, former City of Flint Water Department Manager Howard Croft, as well as Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s Drinking Water Chief Liane Shekter-Smith and Water Supervisor Stephen Busch with involuntary manslaughter related to their alleged failure to act in the Flint Water Crisis.

Michigan Releases Draft Plan to Improve Lake Erie Water Quality

State leaders today shared Michigan’s draft Domestic Action Plan for Lake Erie—a targeted approach for improving water quality and helping to prevent algal blooms, making it safer for people and aquatic life.

Upton Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Soo Locks Legislation

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, this week joined colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate in co-sponsoring legislation, authored by U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Michigan, and U.S Senator Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, to authorize construction of a new lock at the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie.

LEGISLATION AIDING MICHIGAN HABITAT FOR HUMANITY PASSES U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

U.S. Representative Dave Trott (MI-11) issued the following statement after the Housing Opportunities Made Easier (HOME) Act, legislation he introduced to ensure Habitat for Humanity affiliates and other similar organizations can continue to receive donated appraisals on the homes they build, passed the U.S. House of Representatives as a part of the Financial CHOICE Act (H.R. 10)

Upton, Committee Advance Critical Public Health Legislation

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the Energy and Commerce Committee voted to advance H.R. 2430, the FDA Reauthorization Act (FDARA) of 2017, by a 54 to 0 vote. H.R. 2430 updates and reauthorizes the FDA user-fee programs for prescription drugs, medical devices, generic drugs, and biosimilar biological products. Additionally, the committee approved 11 energy infrastructure and efficiency bills.

Moolenaar Co-Sponsors Soo Locks Legislation

Congressman John Moolenaar co-sponsored legislation introduced in House of Representatives by Congressman Jack Bergman to authorize construction of a new lock at the Soo Locks. Congressman Moolenaar and Congressman Bergman are working on the issue and they recently wrote an op-ed calling for Congress to fund construction of a new lock.

$1 million in Grants and Loans to Help Build New Apartments in Downtown Detroit

Downtown Detroit will soon benefit from a new building with apartments and retails space thanks to a $250,000 loan and $750,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ).

Spots still available for Flint’s first-ever Building Operator Certification training program but class is...

Spots are filling up quickly for Flint’s first-ever Building Operator Certification (BOC) training, a program that taught Brian Walts how to save taxpayer money and helped a world-renowned Frankenmuth restaurant cut its energy bills.

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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 makes appointment, reappointments to the Michigan Board of...

Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Mark Jenkins of Rockford as well as the reappointments of Ronald Wheeler of Dewitt and David Worthams of Kalamazoo to the Michigan Board of Real Estate Appraisers.