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Republican Senator Introduces Bill To End $7,500 Federal Tax Credit For Electric Cars

WASHINGTON DC - At a time when most governments are looking at ways to encourage electric vehicle adoption, a Republican senator heavily backed by the oil and gas industry has now introduced a new bill to end the $7,500 federal tax credit for electric cars and instead tax them more. Sen. John Barrasso Senator John Barrasso, a

By |2018-10-11T14:59:58+00:00October 11th, 2018|Clean Update, Featured, Politics|

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|

Top 10 Michigan Senate Districts and Top 15 Michigan House Districts Most Likely To Flip

LANSING - Sen. Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake), the likely next Senate Majority Leader if Republicans maintain control, has heard the bleak forecasts about Democrats possibly riding a blue wave into majority this November. He's not buying it.  The Jackson County Republican was admittedly nervous after August primary numbers showed strong Democratic turnout numbers in suburban Michigan. But

By |2018-10-04T20:22:41+00:00October 4th, 2018|Politics, Small Business Association of Michigan|

Marshall Plan For Talent Gets 88 Submissions In Phase 1 Of $100 Million Challenge

LANSING - More than 800 businesses, educators and community organizations have committed to pursuing Marshall Plan for Talent grants, Gov. Rick Snyder announced Thursday. These entities have applied to be considered for the first round of Innovation Grants under the $100 million Marshall Plan for Talent investment. The first step in the Marshall Plan for

By |2018-09-27T17:09:25+00:00September 27th, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

Gov. Snyder Proclaims Sept. 30-Oct. 6 As Michigan Manufacturing Week

LANSING – With nearly 110,000 career openings through 2024 in the manufacturing industry in Michigan alone, Manufacturing Week - Sept. 30 - Oct. 6 - plays a key role in helping students explore the opportunities that exist in this high-demand, high-wage field. Manufacturing Week events are happening around the state next week, as part of

By |2018-09-27T17:08:53+00:00September 27th, 2018|Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

Michigan Unclaimed Property Debuts New Website Oct. 1

LANSING – Claiming lost or abandoned property in Michigan is about to get easier after Michigan Unclaimed Property unveils its new, state-of-the-art website on Oct. 1, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury. The new website will enable individuals, businesses and other entities to search and file property claims electronically. Additionally, holders of unclaimed property

By |2018-09-27T16:15:52+00:00September 27th, 2018|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|

Michigan University Research Corridor Contributes $18.7 Billion To State Economy

LANSING - Michigan’s University Research Corridor contributed $18.7 billion to the state economy in 2017, up from $16.5 billion in 2015, a report from Anderson Economic Group reports. The impact also marks an increase of 46 percent since 2007, the year the URC was formed and began benchmarking its impact on the state of Michigan.

By |2018-09-13T21:01:28+00:00September 13th, 2018|News, Politics|

Schuette, Whitmer Begin Campaign With $1.5 Million Each

LANSING - The gubernatorial candidates, Republican Bill Schuette and Democrat Gretchen Whitmer, began the general election phase of their campaigns each with $1.5 million as both spent the past month scrambling to refill their campaign funds after winning expensive primaries. Post-primary campaign finance reports were due Thursday. As of August 27, Schuette's campaign had $1,531,726 cash on hand. Whitmer

By |2018-09-07T12:00:36+00:00September 7th, 2018|Politics|