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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.
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.