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|

Peters Touts Small Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Funding Bump

LANSING - U.S. Sen. Gary Peters announced last week additional funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative for the 2020 fiscal year that has passed the U.S. Senate as part of a government spending bill. Funding for the initiative would increase to $310 million from $301 million if the provision Peters (D-Bloomfield Township) helped shepherd through

By |2019-11-04T20:44:49-05:00November 4th, 2019|Politics, Politics/Government|

Report Warns Enbridge Not On Hook If Line 5 Spills

LANSING - If the Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline across the Straits of Mackinac ruptures, the various agreements involving the pipeline do not require the company to pay for the cost of cleanup and remediation, a study commissioned by the departments of Attorney General and Environment, Great Lakes and Energy says. Attorney General Dana Nessel released the

By |2019-11-03T19:09:18-05:00November 3rd, 2019|Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

Enbridge Wins Suit Challenging Whitmer Blocking Of Line 5 Tunnel

LANSING - The law creating the authority to oversee the construction of a tunnel beneath the Straits of Mackinac to house the Line 5 oil pipeline is constitutional, a Michigan Court of Claims judge ruled Thursday in a major victory for Enbridge. After Attorney General Dana Nessel issued an opinion earlier this year that the law, signed

By |2019-10-31T20:25:49-04:00October 31st, 2019|Clean Update, Politics, Politics/Government|

Enviro Rules Panel Tables PFAS Draft Rules, Advocates Blast ‘Delay’

LANSING - Despite pleas from community and environmental groups to move forward with draft drinking water standards that would establish testing levels for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, the Environmental Rules Review Committee decided Thursday to table the rules until a special meeting on November 14. The move comes following some committee members feeling they didn't

By |2019-10-31T20:25:49-04:00October 31st, 2019|Clean Update, Politics, Politics/Government|

Michigan Wins Top Award In Nation From SBA For Trade Expansion Program

LANSING – Michigan has once again received the top award in the nation from the U.S. Small Business Administration State Trade Expansion Program for fiscal year 2020. In its ninth year of receiving STEP funds, Michigan received the maximum amount of $900,000, representing a $100,000 increase from the previous year. The Michigan Strategic Fund is

By |2019-10-27T18:32:16-04:00October 27th, 2019|Politics, Politics/Government|

Pure Michigan Ad Campaign Lives On Until Dec. 31…And Perhaps Beyond

LANSING –  The Pure Michigan tourism advertising campaign will continue through the end of the year – and the brand will live on even longer –  despite a funding veto Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued amid an ongoing budget dispute with the Republican-led Legislature. The Michigan Strategic Fund, which Whitmer reshaped last month with new

By |2019-10-23T19:29:05-04:00October 23rd, 2019|Politics, Politics/Government|