Michigan Technology related 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+00:00 June 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+00:00 June 7th, 2018|News, Politics, Politics/Government|

US Department Of Transportation Grants $97.8 Million To Help Rebuild Mound Road

WARREN - Good news finally for anyone forced to drive on Mound Road. The US Department of Transportation has issued a $97.8 million grant to help fund a $184.6 million reconstruction of Mound Road. The Mound Road Corridor is a major artery for national automotive, defense, aerospace and advanced manufacturing installations. The stretch of Mound

By | 2018-06-05T18:53:13+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Politics, Politics/Government|

Gov. Snyder Unveils $8 Million Michigan Mobility Challenge To Aid Seniors, Vets, Persons With Disabilities

MACKINAC ISLAND – Gov. Rick Snyder this week announced an $8 Million Michigan Mobility Challenge grant initiative to address core mobility gaps for seniors, persons with disabilities and veterans across the state. Michigan is the international hub of automotive innovation and the Mobility Challenge leverages this ecosystem to ensure everyone in the state has access

By | 2018-06-01T14:52:13+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Auto Tech, Connected Tech, Featured, Politics|

Prevailing Wage To Come Up Next Week, Marijuana Unlikely

MACKINAC ISLAND - While Senate Republicans might have the votes to adopt and amend a marijuana legalization effort, House Republicans do not, and barring a "miracle," the issue is going to the ballot for voters to decide, House Speaker Tom Leonard said Thursday. "Nothing is dead in the Legislature until it is dead," Leonard (R-DeWitt) said during

By | 2018-06-01T14:17:27+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Politics, Politics/Government|

Michigan Virtual University Report: Statewide Online Pass Rate 55 Percent

ROYAL OAK - Michigan Virtual University, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in May, published a report that shows the growth of online learning has been accompanied by mixed results. The statewide pass rate was 55 percent. About one in four Michigan public school students who took at least one online course did not pass any

By | 2018-06-01T11:58:32+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Featured, M2 TechCast, Podcasts, Politics|

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+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Politics|

Study: Term-limits Failed To Deliver On Claims

LANSING - A Citizens Research Council of Michigan study claims the state's 1992 voter-initiated term-limits constitutional amendment has failed to broom out career politicians, increase diversity or make more elections competitive. However, term-limits leader Patrick Anderson said the term-limits amendment didn't advertise itself as a cure to many of the things the Wayne State University (WSU)

SBAM 2018 Annual Summit To Feature Gubernatorial Candidate Forum

LANSING - Registration is open for the Small Business Association of Michigan 2018 Annual Summit June 21 that will feature a gubernatorial candidate forum. But that's not all you can expect! The Summit also includes: Expanded small business expo hall Informative business owner panel discussions on timely topics Ample networking opportunities Fabulous items in a