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Michigan House Panel Moves 5G Regulations

LANSING - Despite a room packed largely with opponents to the package, the House Energy Policy Committee reported legislation Thursday that would set terms and fees for permits for new 5G cellular systems. The bills (SB 637 and SB 894) moved without changes from the Senate versions, but on 15-4 votes with bipartisan concerns raised about the

By |2018-10-10T16:09:22+00:00October 5th, 2018|Connected Tech, Politics, Politics/Government|

Environmental Groups Slam Line 5 Tunnel ‘Sweetheart Deal’ They Claim Is Imminent

LANSING - Environmental groups opposed to putting Enbridge Line 5 into a tunnel beneath the Straits of Mackinac said Thursday they believe an agreement between Governor Rick Snyder and the Canadian energy company is imminent, preemptively declaring it a lame-duck move that would hamstring the next governor and attorney general from taking action they see fit regarding

By |2018-09-21T11:13:49+00:00September 21st, 2018|Clean Update, Politics|

Gongwer Elections App Updated With New Analysis

LANSING - Gongwer News Service has updated its 2018 Michigan Elections app, available for iOS and Android devices, with new analysis for most races for state and federal offices where there is competition in the primary. The new analysis reflects the latest developments in those races as endorsements and reports of candidate activity continue to pour

By |2018-07-20T11:30:57+00:00July 20th, 2018|Government/Politics, New Products / Contracts, Politics|

M2 Techcast: Management Briefing Seminars, Oracle Cloud, Accelerate Michigan, TiECon Detroit

ROYAL OAK - On M2 Techcast Monday July 23, Michael Scholl from AutoCom will talk about the upcoming Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City that focus on Autonomous Vehicle technology. Ahmed Alomari from Cybernoor will explain the key features of Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud. Martin Dober from Invest Detroit will outline how entrepreneurs can participate in

By |2018-07-23T09:27:09+00:00July 20th, 2018|Featured, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

EPA Inspector Cites EPA, MDEQ For Slow Action To Solve Flint Water Crisis

LANSING - Both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality failed to comply with the federal Lead and Copper Rule and were too slow to react when problems were found with the Flint water system, an EPA Office of Inspector General report released Thursday said. The report found that the DEQ, in

By |2018-07-20T19:11:39+00:00July 20th, 2018|Clean Update, Politics|

State Drone Bill Could Fly Away If Federal Government Acts On Drone Regs

LANSING - A bill package to restrict where recreational drone users can fly their gadgets was heard by the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday, but many worry the federal government's delayed action on drone regulation might end up rendering state legislation all for naught. The package consists of SB 917, which would clarify who drone operators

By |2018-06-08T13:10:27+00:00June 7th, 2018|Drones, Politics, Politics/Government|

Prevailing Wage Repeal Passes Over Dems, Worker Objections

LANSING - Michigan's 53-year-old law requiring union scale wages to be paid to workers on public construction projects is no more after the Republican-majority Legislature passed the initiated legislation, accompanied by multiple chants and outbursts in the House by Democrats and furious construction workers who packed the gallery. The Senate voted largely along party lines,

By |2018-06-08T09:11:04+00:00June 7th, 2018|News, Politics, Politics/Government|

Michigan One Fair Wage Submits $12 An Hour Minimum Wage For November Ballot

LANSING - Michigan One Fair Wage left itself a substantial cushion in submitting petitions Monday that would put a $12 minimum wage before the Legislature and likely on the November ballot. The group argued its move was a win for workers, but opponents were quick to argue it would mean job, and potentially business, losses.

By |2018-05-22T20:23:34+00:00May 22nd, 2018|Politics|

Michigan DEQ To Study Public Drinking Water For Cancer-Causing PFAS Contaminants

LANSING - The Department of Environmental Quality will be studying samples from the public water systems in the state looking for traces of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, the department announced Friday. The study is among the efforts of the PFAS Action Response Team to track and address the emerging contaminant. Filmmakers Seek Help In Sounding

By |2018-05-21T19:28:26+00:00May 21st, 2018|Clean Update, Featured|

Recreational Marijuana Use On Michigan November Ballot After House Balks At Approving

LANSING - Recreational marijuana legalization is likely headed to the November ballot after House Speaker Tom Leonard said Thursday there's not enough support for the proposal to be approved in the House. The Board of State Canvassers on Thursday certified the proposal allowing it to be approved by the Legislature or go to the November ballot. There

By |2018-05-07T21:14:33+00:00April 26th, 2018|Politics|