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.

Treasury’s Unclaimed Property Program Participating in Eaton County Stand Down for Veterans Event

The Michigan Department of Treasury’s Unclaimed Property program will be participating in the first-ever Eaton County Stand Down for Veterans event to help veterans and their families learn about unclaimed property services and programs.

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.

Gov. Rick Snyder’s Building the 21st Century Economy Commission offers strategies to help ensure...

Leading on talent, investing in infrastructure, creating a competitive business climate and ensuring a good quality of life are keys for Michigan's economic success and achieving prosperity for all, according to a new report by Gov. Rick Snyder's Building the 21st Century Economy Commission

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.

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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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Michigan Agency for Energy issues Request for Proposals for 100,000 in...

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.