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Race and racism played roles in causing the Flint Water Crisis, and both blacks...

The Michigan Civil Rights Commission today released their report on their year-long investigation into the civil rights implications of the Flint water crisis. After conducting three public hearings and taking testimony from more than 150 residents, experts and government officials, the Commission determined that the actions resulting in the poisoning of the city’s water supply abridged the civil rights of Flint residents under state law

Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointment and reappointments to the Underwater Salvage and Preserve Committee

Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Lawrence (Larry) Monshor of Gaylord as well as the reappointments of Brian Abbott of Haslett, Rob Campau of East Lansing and James Nowka of Brutus to the Underwater Salvage and Preserve Committee

Walberg, Dingell Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Ease Paperwork Burdens, Lower Energy Costs

U.S. Representatives Tim Walberg (MI-07) and Debbie Dingell (MI-12), members of the Energy and Commerce Committee, today introduced bipartisan legislation to help reduce unnecessary paperwork burdens and bring down energy prices for Michigan families

Gov. Snyder meets with Building the 21st Century Economy Commission while visiting the Upper...

Gov. Rick Snyder today met with Commissioners from the Building the 21st Century Economy Commission, legislators, and local business leaders to discuss the importance of establishing a strategy for economic growth that will help new and existing industries thrive in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

MPSC: All Michigan electric providers met or exceeded renewable energy standard in 2015, state...

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) today issued its seventh annual report on the implementation of the state’s renewable energy standard. The report notes that all of Michigan’s electric providers met – or exceeded – the 10 percent renewable energy standard in 2015.

Michigan Civil Rights Commission to Hold Public Meeting to Release Report on Flint Water...

At 2 pm on Friday, February 17, 2017, the Michigan Civil Rights Commission (the Commission) will meet to review, adopt, and release a report of their findings on the civil rights implications of the Flint water crisis and recommendations for action. The Commission will meet in the Grand Ballroom of the Northbank Center, 432 N. Saginaw Street in Flint, Michigan.


WASHINGTON - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Representative Dave Trott (MI-11) led members of the Financial Services Committee in a letter to President Trump underscoring their...

MPSC approves settlement agreement authorizing Wisconsin Public Service Corporation and Upper Michigan Energy Resources...

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) today approved a settlement agreement authorizing Wisconsin Public Service Corporation (WPS Corp.) and Upper Michigan Energy Resources Corporation (UMERC) to incorporate a uniform base gas cost recovery factor of $0.38929 per therm for the 12-month period ending Oct. 31. A therm is a measurement of natural gas equivalent to approximately 100 cubic feet

Statement by Congressman Dan Kildee on State of Michigan Halting Flint Water Credits and...

Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) issued the following statement today after the state of Michigan said it would end water credits for Flint families and additionally stop paying for the city’s drinking water through the Great Lakes Water Authority, despite the ongoing crisis:

Calumet awarded $33,000 to make downtown building improvements

Calumet will take a big step forward in its neighborhood conservation and renewal strategy using a $33,000 housing development fund grant from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority

MDEQ Responds to Dingell’s Concerns about Downriver Water Quality

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) responded to U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell’s January 17th letter seeking answers about the water quality in many Downriver communities. Last week, Dingell’s office received reports of both people and their pets becoming ill after drinking water with discoloration, taste and odor issues. MDEQ Director C. Heidi Grether wrote that the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) continues to conduct expanded testing to ensure the water is safe, and provided water testing results and health guidance for affected residents.

Dingell Seeks Answers on Downriver Water Quality Concerns

U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today sent a letter to Governor Rick Snyder and Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) CEO Sue F. McCormick regarding recent reports of odor, taste and discoloration issues in the tap water in many Downriver communities. Over the weekend, Dingell’s office received reports of both people and their pets becoming ill after drinking the discolored water. Dingell is seeking information about the source of the discoloration and steps that are being taken to ensure the water is safe

Dingell Appointed to House Committee on Energy & Commerce

Recently elected to her second term serving Michigan’s 12th Congressional District, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) was appointed by her colleagues yesterday evening to serve on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce (E&C) in the 115th Congress. The influential E&C Committee has broad jurisdiction over issues including commerce and trade, energy policy, environmental quality, telecommunications, consumer protections, automotive safety and health care.

Consumers Energy to Finish Installing Upgraded Meters in 2017

From Mackinaw City to Monroe, Consumers Energy will have installed 1.8 million new meters across Michigan by the end of 2017. The completion of the five-year statewide project will allow electric customers to track their energy usage more closely online and identify ways to save energy and money.

Greater Realtors Donates Medical Service Dog to Veteran

Southfield, MI: The Greater Metropolitan Association of REALTORS® (GMAR), the top local association of REALTORS® in the state of Michigan, held its second annual “Gives Thanks” party on November 18 at Punch Bowl Social Detroit. The party celebrated and honored service men and women and veterans, as well as the entire GMAR membership. This was the second fundraiser of the year to raise enough money to train a medical service dog to assist a Michigan military veteran through Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs.


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.


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

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.