Michigan Technology related politics

Pure Michigan Business Connect Matches PPE Needs With Suppliers

ANN ARBOR - Bobby Chasnis, director of the Pure Michigan Business Connect program, and Colin Dillon talks about the Pure Michigan Connect PPE matchmaking efforts, plus announced a new ad campaign called Michigan’s Arsenal of Innovation. PMBC matches those in need of Personal Protective Equipment with those that supply PPEs. PMBC is offering a procurement

By |2020-07-12T14:01:39-04:00July 12th, 2020|Coronavirus, mitechtv, Politics, Politics/Government, Science|

MSPC Approves DTE Electric’s Amended Renewable Energy Plan

 LANSING - The Michigan Public Service Commission approved DTE Electric Co.’s amended renewable energy plan (Case No. U-18232), expanding the company’s portfolio of wind and solar power generation facilities and addressing concerns raised by the Commission in previous orders, including the ability for third-party purchased power agreements to be used to meet the renewable portfolio standard.    The Commission approved DTE

Survey Asks For Input On How Michigan K-12 Schools Handled COVID-19

DETROIT  – People interested in sharing their views on how Michigan’s K–12 schools responded during the COVID-19 pandemic—and how they should plan for the fall—are invited to participate in a major statewide survey being conducted under the auspices of Launch Michigan. The surveys are open to 9th–12th grade school leaders and teachers, kindergarten–12th grade parents, and

By |2020-07-10T16:36:34-04:00July 10th, 2020|Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

$15 Million in Agricultural Safety Grants to Provide Critical Relief to Michigan’s Farms and Food Processors

LANSING - $15 million in economic assistance for Michigan farms and agricultural processors, to mitigate risks of the COVID-19 virus across the state’s food production industry, gained approval from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development announced July 7. “Michigan’s food and agriculture sector

By |2020-07-07T14:00:53-04:00July 7th, 2020|Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

Canada Encourages Its Businesses To Make PPEs To Battle COVID-19

ANN ARBOR - Joe Comartin, Canadian Consul General in Detroit, explains what steps his government has taken to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. That includes working with companies to make Personal Protective Equipment. He also updates the travel restrictions that remain at US-Canada border crossings. Comartin serves as Consul General of Canada in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan,

By |2020-07-07T13:48:49-04:00July 6th, 2020|mitechtv, Politics, Politics/Government|

Michigan 13th Best State For Business, Up 19 Spots In A Year

LANSING - Chief Executive magazine has ranked Michigan the 13th best state in the country for business – up 19 spots from last year in the biggest single-year move in the ranking’s history. According to Chief Executive, CEOs who weighed in on the survey cited a number of factors that helped drive Michigan’s jump, including

By |2020-06-13T14:19:23-04:00June 13th, 2020|Politics, Politics/Government|

Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency Takes Steps To Stem Identity Theft

LANSING - The Unemployment Insurance Agency today provided Michigan consumers with resources to help protect against unemployment identity theft and steps to take if they are victim. The agency recently warned residents of attempts by criminals to file imposter claims as part of an international criminal ring reported by the U.S. Secret Service (USSS) to

By |2020-06-06T15:22:02-04:00June 6th, 2020|Cyber Defense, Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

Utilities Extend Shutoff Protections Through Mid June To Help Struggling Customers

LANSING - Michigan’s regulated utilities have agreed to extend through mid-June the shutoff protections, flexible payment plans and other options they’ve offered to help customers struggling to pay utility bills because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Utilities including the state’s two largest, Consumers Energy and DTE Energy, have extended protections for vulnerable customers through

By |2020-06-06T16:56:32-04:00June 6th, 2020|Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

Michigan Receives $35.1 Million To Help Struggling Households Pay Energy Costs 

LANSING - The State of Michigan has been awarded more than $35 million in additional federal funding to help vulnerable households struggling to afford utility bills during the COVID-19 pandemic, as radio broadcasters across the state air public service announcements alerting Michiganders to the assistance available to those in need.   The U.S. Department of Health

Michigan Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Drop For Fifth Consecutive Week

DETROIT - For the week ending May 9, the State of Michigan experienced another dip in initial unemployment insurance claims when compared to the prior week, the fifth consecutive week of claim decreases, indicating that the greatest number of new job losses and unemployment claims to the shutdown occurred in late March and early April.

By |2020-05-15T14:05:51-04:00May 15th, 2020|Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|