Politics/Government

Personal Disclosure Bills Getting Bi-Partisan Support In Michigan Legislature

LANSING - Michigan officeholders and candidates for legislative, executive and judicial branch positions within state government would be required to fill out financial disclosure statements similar to what is required of congressional candidates and members under legislation highlighted Thursday. Reps. David LaGrand (D-Grand Rapids) and Mark Huizenga (R-Walker) led a press conference Thursday afternoon with

Slight Bump In Revenue Agreed Upon In Consensus Forecast

LANSING - Lawmakers will have a slight cushion of revenue to complete budget work in the weeks ahead for the current fiscal year and fiscal year 2019-20, according to the numbers agreed upon Friday by the state's Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference. Economists and state budget officials delivering presentations before conference members Friday in the Capitol

By |2019-05-21T21:31:03-04:00May 19th, 2019|Politics, Politics/Government|

State, National Economy Rolling Along With Trade Uncertainty Looming

LANSING - While those studying the state and national economy remain optimistic regarding growth, the growing uncertainty on federal trade policy has everyone worried, officials said Friday at the Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference. In presentations Friday, Gabriel Ehrlich and Daniil Manaenkov with the Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics at the University of Michigan had mostly

By |2019-05-21T21:31:03-04:00May 19th, 2019|Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

Roads, Schools Key Detroit Chamber Mackinac Conference Topics

DETROIT - Traditional themes will be the story at the Detroit Regional Chamber Mackinac Policy Conference later this month with entrepreneurship, education and yes, addressing the state's roads being among the key topics expected to be discussed during a busy agenda that officials released this week. A central theme being pushed this year, Detroit Regional

By |2019-05-13T07:38:59-04:00May 13th, 2019|Politics, Politics/Government|

Senate DHHS Budget Proposes Oversight Board For IT

LANSING - Cost overruns on information technology in the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services prompted the Senate to include several provisions in the DHHS budget bill for the 2019-20 fiscal year changing how IT is handled in the department. There is a shortfall in what DHHS has to spend on technology. How much,

By |2019-05-13T07:32:35-04:00May 13th, 2019|Politics, Politics/Government|

Republicans Request Emergency Stay On Redistricting Ruling

LANSING - Michigan Republicans have asked the three-judge panel that ruled last week the Legislature must redraw maps for Michigan's 14 U.S. House seats, the Michigan Senate and the Michigan House for an emergency stay of the ruling. The motion for an emergency stay and immediate consideration was filed Friday by most of the state's

By |2019-05-06T07:09:00-04:00May 5th, 2019|News, Politics, Politics/Government|

Report: No ‘Appreciable Improvement’ Expected In Roads In Next Decade

LANSING - Even with the 2015 road funding plan fully implemented, no "appreciable improvement" is expected in the state's roads and bridges during the next 12 years, with 41 percent of all paved federal-aid roads in poor condition currently, the Michigan Transportation Asset Management Council said Friday. The report was submitted to the Legislature, State Transportation Commission

By |2019-05-06T07:09:16-04:00May 5th, 2019|Politics, Politics/Government|

Mueller Report Dives Into Russian Election Interference – Trump Presidential Campaign

WASHINGTON DC - The Mueller report, released to the public Thursday, is offering a deeper look at the efforts by Russia to meddle in the 2016 presidential election, including ways that intersected with actions by members of Donald Trump's campaign. The nearly two-year investigation, led by special counsel Robert Mueller, concluded that Russian interference took place

By |2019-04-25T15:14:04-04:00April 18th, 2019|Politics, Politics/Government|

State Creates Industrial Hemp Agriculture Pilot Program

LANSING—Farmers, processors and institutions of higher learning who are interested in Michigan’s newest agricultural crop, industrial hemp, will now have an opportunity to test the waters under the state’s new Industrial Hemp Ag Pilot Program. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development announced the State of Michigan’s Industrial Hemp Ag

By |2019-04-18T16:54:43-04:00April 18th, 2019|ESD, Politics, Politics/Government|

Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist To Deliver Keynote At IoT Tech Connect Conference

DETROIT - Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist will deliver the IoT Tech Connect lunch keynote address at the Michigan Science Center on April 29, 2019 to discuss the administration’s interest in using technology to expand economic opportunities and streamline governance to make Michigan a home for opportunity. “The Michigan technology community is eager to hear when the

By |2019-04-25T15:14:57-04:00April 15th, 2019|Politics, Politics/Government|