U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined the majority of his colleagues in the U.S. House in voting to advance the Conference Report for H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act by a vote of 227 to 203. Upton released the following statement
Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) released the following statement after the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved of two bills to combat human trafficking on our nation’s highways. “As the Vice Chair of the Congressional Bipartisan Caucus for Women’s Issues
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will host a public open house to discuss a construction project in 2018 to improve Old US-27 and the Stoll Road intersection near DeWitt. The public is invited to stop by at any time during the three-hour meeting to learn more about the project
The House Financial Services Committee passed the Mortgage Choice Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-MI) and Congressman Greg Meeks (D-NY). This legislation clarifies the definition of “points and fees” currently preventing some low and middle income families from attaining a qualified mortgage (QM). This bipartisan bill passed the committee by a vote of 46-13.
An order setting rates for renewable energy developers from Consumers Energy will create the certainty necessary to spur private investments and new growth in solar energy, while ensuring utility customers’ electricity rates don’t increase
U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry joined her Agriculture Committee colleague U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) to strengthen the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) – an innovative approach to conservation authored by Senator Stabenow in the 2014 Farm Bill.
Justice Department Obtains $150,000 Settlement in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Owner and Manager of...
The Justice Department today announced that Frank D. Tjoelker, an owner and manager of rental properties in and around Grand Rapids, Michigan, will pay $150,000 to resolve allegations that he sexually harassed multiple women who have lived in or inquired about his rental properties. Since January of this year, the Civil Rights Division has filed or settled five cases alleging unlawful sexual harassment of women in housing and recovered over $1 million for victims such harassment.
U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced that Chippewa County International Airport in Sault Ste. Marie will receive a $689,269 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fund the construction of replacement runway lighting systems, runway rehabilitation, an approach survey to identify existing obstructions to runway approaches, and an update to the Airports Geographic Information System data.
ineered and composite wood products in building three- to seven-story buildings is the topic of a seminar that takes place 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at Michigan State University.
Use of engineered and composite wood products in building three- to seven-story buildings is the topic of a seminar that takes place 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at Michigan State University.
As part of ongoing efforts to enhance protection of public water supplies, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is giving grant funding to more than 40 communities across the state. The matching funds are much needed financial assistance to facilitate management of a public water system in a source water protection area.
The Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE) today said it has issued a Request for Proposals for $100,000 in grants to Michigan municipalities, public K-12 schools, hospitals, nonprofit organizations and small businesses for energy waste reduction and renewable energy products and services.
he Michigan Department of Civil Rights confirmed today that it has opened a complaint against James Prater of Mason, Michigan for discriminatory advertising in the sale of a home. Posted on the lawn of Prater’s home is a “For Sale by Owner” sign and a separate sign that states “Terms, No Foreigners, Iraq Vet.” Advertising that includes discriminatory language like a statement excluding a protected class is a violation of both the state’s Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act (ELCRA) and the federal Fair Housing Act.
Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Margaret Burns of Detroit and Patti Schaefer of Eagle to the Manufactured Housing Commission. The commission establishes uniform policies related to all phases of manufactured housing, business manufactured housing parks, and seasonal manufactured housing parks
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concurred with the State of Michigan’s plans to forgive $20.7 million in past Drinking Water State Revolving Fund debt owed by the City of Flint. Taking this step is in line with the May 2017 Consolidated Appropriations Act signed by President Trump and will help Flint, the state, and EPA continue working together to protect public health and improve the city’s water system.