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Nessel Unveils ‘Crackdown Team,’ Hotline In Fight Against Robocalls

LANSING - Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel unveiled 12 initiatives Thursday aimed at cracking down on Michigan's robocalling problem, as roughly 1.3 billion robocalls have been placed to residents so far in 2019. Part of the initiatives will include launching a statewide educational speaking tour next year to educate residents on robocalls, introducing a "scam

By |2019-11-20T17:17:58-05:00November 17th, 2019|Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

22 Candidates On Michigan Presidential Primary Ballot

LANSING - Michigan Voters will have 22 candidates – 18 Democrats and four Republicans – to select from during the state's March 10 presidential primary, including the newest Democratic candidate former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. President Donald Trump headlines the Republican candidates in the race but has three competitors for the GOP nomination:

By |2019-11-10T11:02:10-05:00November 10th, 2019|Politics, Politics/Government|

State Agency Has Granted 41 Marijuana Prequalifications

LANSING - The Marijuana Regulatory Agency provided 41 applicants with prequalification status – the first step toward licensure – in the first week it has been accepting applications. In total, the state has received 58 prequalification applications and 43 applications for a state license. The state has received state license applications for Class B growers

By |2019-11-14T11:00:03-05:00November 10th, 2019|Marijuana Business, News|

Michigan Attorney General Executes Search Warrant On Detroit IT Dept. In Duggan Investigation

LANSING - A spokesperson for Attorney General Dana Nessel confirmed Friday that a search warrant had been executed on Detroit's information technology department as part of an ongoing investigation into Mayor Mike Duggan and his involvement with the nonprofit Make Your Date. The execution of the warrant was first reported by the Detroit Free Press. Due to

By |2019-11-14T11:01:23-05:00November 10th, 2019|News, Politics, Politics/Government|

Applications Continue To Roll In For Recreational Marijuana

LANSING - The state continues to receive applications from businesses seeking to get in on the recreational pot market after it opened Nov. 1. As of Monday, the state received 43 applications for prequalification and 34 applications for state licenses, up from 34 and 18 on Friday, respectively. Of the state license applications, 16 are

By |2019-11-04T19:48:08-05:00November 4th, 2019|Marijuana Business, News|

Report Warns Enbridge Not On Hook If Line 5 Spills

LANSING - If the Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline across the Straits of Mackinac ruptures, the various agreements involving the pipeline do not require the company to pay for the cost of cleanup and remediation, a study commissioned by the departments of Attorney General and Environment, Great Lakes and Energy says. Attorney General Dana Nessel released the

By |2019-11-03T19:09:18-05:00November 3rd, 2019|Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

Switch Bills Moves As Other Data Center Bills Stall

LANSING - The Michigan House Commerce and Tourism Committee on Thursday moved legislation providing some additional tax exemptions to the company Switch in Gaines Township while holding off on two bills that would expand tax exemptions for additional data centers. SB 455 was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee 6-4 with one Democratic member

By |2019-10-31T20:25:49-04:00October 31st, 2019|Mobility|

Enbridge Wins Suit Challenging Whitmer Blocking Of Line 5 Tunnel

LANSING - The law creating the authority to oversee the construction of a tunnel beneath the Straits of Mackinac to house the Line 5 oil pipeline is constitutional, a Michigan Court of Claims judge ruled Thursday in a major victory for Enbridge. After Attorney General Dana Nessel issued an opinion earlier this year that the law, signed

By |2019-10-31T20:25:49-04:00October 31st, 2019|Clean Update, Politics, Politics/Government|

Enviro Rules Panel Tables PFAS Draft Rules, Advocates Blast ‘Delay’

LANSING - Despite pleas from community and environmental groups to move forward with draft drinking water standards that would establish testing levels for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, the Environmental Rules Review Committee decided Thursday to table the rules until a special meeting on November 14. The move comes following some committee members feeling they didn't

By |2019-10-31T20:25:49-04:00October 31st, 2019|Clean Update, Politics, Politics/Government|

House Energy Panel Debates Licensing Structure For EV Charging Stations

LANSING - Retailers could make a profit through charging stations for electric vehicles with a licensing structure under a bill discussed in the House Energy Committee on Wednesday. HB 4806, which is opposed by most of the stakeholders as bill sponsor Rep. Andrea Schroeder continues to work the issue, would require the Michigan Public Service Commission to

By |2019-10-27T17:12:57-04:00October 23rd, 2019|Auto Tech, Featured|