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From Food Help To Rent Aid, How Michigan Will Spend $2.2 Billion Fedtimulus

LANSING — Another wave of federal stimulus funds will flow to needy families, local governments and disaster response efforts under a $2.2 billion spending bill signed last week by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The first-term Democrat had also hoped to sign a $4.4 billion spending plan for Michigan schools, but that proposal stalled in the state House last week

By |2021-07-02T12:33:22-04:00June 29th, 2021|Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

Whitmer Offers Plan To Replace Enbridge Line 5 Pipeline Propane Supplies Ahead of Ordered Shutdown May 13

LANSING - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration released its plan Friday to heat Michigan homes without depending on the Line 5 oil pipeline to deliver propane. The plan calls for millions of dollars of investment in rail infrastructure and storage to help wean propane suppliers off the pipeline, plus other programs to reduce propane demand, help low-income

By |2021-03-13T12:17:56-05:00March 13th, 2021|ESD|

Michigan Work Went Remote. Businesses Now Weigh Whether They Need Offices

ANN ARBOR - After a year of employees working from home, what the office market will look like longer-term — if remote working becomes permanent — is still taking shape. So far, office lease rates are not falling and vacancies are not rising as quickly as feared, while employers weigh the value of spending time

By |2021-03-05T10:27:22-05:00March 5th, 2021|Internet, IoT, Mobile MI, Mobility|

Michigan Grants Enbridge Key Permits To Build Line 5 Tunnel Under Straits

LANSING - Enbridge Energy is one step closer to building a tunnel to transport petroleum beneath the Straits of Mackinac, after Michigan environmental regulators approved key permits for the Line 5 project. The decision by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy comes months after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered the pipeline to shut down

By |2021-01-31T10:37:17-05:00January 30th, 2021|Clean Update, Clean, green, hybrid|

What Would Happen To Michigan If Sanders Or Biden Were President?

ANN ARBOR - Michigan would face big changes if Joe Biden or Bernie Sanders became president, from overhauls of health insurance to Great Lakes cleanup efforts and plans for electric cars. A once-crowded Democratic field has narrowed in recent days, giving way to what largely is a two-person race in Michigan’s primary Tuesday between Biden,

By |2020-03-09T10:44:00-04:00March 9th, 2020|Politics, Politics/Government|

Michigan Schools Scramble To Plan For Potential Coronavirus Outbreak

ANN ARBOR - Michigan schools are scrambling to build plans for what to do if a student or community member is diagnosed with the potentially deadly new coronavirus. School districts around the state are meeting with county health departments and preparing protocols that address everything from potential school closures to continuing school through online services

By |2020-02-28T08:24:56-05:00February 28th, 2020|Featured, Life Sciences|

Michiganders Accept Climate Change But Say Others More Likely To Suffer

ANN ARBOR - Most Michigan residents say climate change is happening and it will harm people in the United States — just not them personally, according to new polling data. It’s a “stunning” gap, said Jennifer Marlon, a lead researcher on the project, by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication. The Yale research group annually estimates

By |2020-02-27T15:20:47-05:00February 27th, 2020|Clean Update|

Democrats Hope Solving Battery Anxiety Will Jumpstart Electric Car Sales

LANSING — Eric Davis loves his Tesla Model 3. It’s not just the reduced carbon footprint that comes from driving an electric vehicle or the weekly financial savings from not having to purchase gas. It’s the performance and acceleration, he said, which is “night and day” from an internal combustion engine. “It’s just a very

By |2020-02-22T14:19:40-05:00February 22nd, 2020|Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

Democrats’ Hard Push For Electric Vehicles Would Upend Michigan Economy

LANSING — Democratic presidential candidates are pushing climate change plans that would require all new cars to be fully electric in the next decade or two, goals that could upend Michigan automakers and reshape the workforce of the state’s largest industry. But experts say the proposals may be unrealistic given political realities, automaker production plans

By |2020-02-22T14:19:40-05:00February 22nd, 2020|Politics, Politics/Government|

What Democratic Presidential Candidates’ Plans Mean For Michigan Environment

ANN ARBOR - Democrats competing in Michigan’s March 10 presidential primary are touting environmental plans to fight climate change, clean up drinking water and replace aging infrastructure that could have major effects on Michigan and the Great Lakes. Many candidates are describing their proposals as a Green New Deal, referencing the massive 1930s initiative by

By |2020-02-13T16:19:19-05:00February 13th, 2020|Clean Update, Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|