Michigan Technology related politics

US House Passes TRACED Act To Deter Robo Calls

WASHINGTON – There may soon be an end to those pesky robocalls. The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill making it harder for the calls to get through to you. The Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence, or TRACED Act would push carriers to implement a caller authentification system and require companies to block

By |2019-12-12T20:10:16-05:00December 12th, 2019|Politics, Politics/Government|

Michigan Budget Deal Does Little To Fix State’s Biggest Problems

LANSING –  At long last, Michigan’s divided government has the framework for a budget deal. But it’s mostly flat and doesn’t include major funding to big problems voters elected lawmakers to solve. An agreement to end a months-long standoff on Tuesday includes no new money for roads and bridges that are some of the nation’s

By |2019-12-11T09:18:08-05:00December 11th, 2019|Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

Major Michigan Budget Progress: Supplementals Pass, Talks On Ad Board

LANSING - The months of nail-biting and worry among those affected by a budget standoff between Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Republican legislative leaders might finally be coming to an end. Negotiations between Ms. Whitmer, House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R-Levering) and Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake) gained enough momentum Wednesday that the House and Senate quickly and overwhelmingly passed

By |2019-12-11T09:18:51-05:00December 9th, 2019|Politics, Politics/Government|

Enbridge Waited 2 Months Before Reporting Line 5 Tunnel Equipment Loss

LANSING - Enbridge waited two months to report to the state the loss of some equipment on the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac while conducting geotechnical drilling ahead of the potential Line 5 tunnel project and likely will have to leave the debris until spring 2020. According to media reports this week, Enbridge was

By |2019-12-09T07:30:20-05:00December 8th, 2019|Politics, Politics/Government|

MiStore Opens For One-Day Sale Dec. 7

LANSING - The state of Michigan's semi-annual surplus store, MiStore, will open to the public for a one-day sale Saturday, Dec. 7, to unload excess property from federal, state, and local government agencies. MiStore has a large inventory of items from property seized by police, items voluntarily surrendered at airports, surplus property from local public colleges,

By |2019-11-29T19:19:23-05:00November 29th, 2019|Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

Michigan Education Trust Announces Prepaid College Tuition Program Reopens Dec. 1

LANSING – The Michigan Education Trust (MET) Board of Directors announced this week that the state’s prepaid college tuition program will reopen enrollment on Dec. 1, allowing those who buy a contract by the end of the year to qualify for a deduction on their Michigan tax return. MET contract holders are eligible for a

By |2019-11-22T11:11:54-05:00November 22nd, 2019|Politics, Politics/Government|

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|

Internet Sales Tax Bills Headed To Senate Floor

LANSING - Legislation codifying into state law a U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding internet sales tax provisions for online retail entities was reported by a Michigan Senate panel Wednesday, a move that could bring millions in additional revenue to the state. The proposed changes come following the 2018 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in South Dakota v.

By |2019-11-17T19:00:01-05:00November 13th, 2019|Featured, IoT, 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|

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|