Politics/Government

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|

Tech Companies Worried European-Style Privacy Regs Coming To US

WASHINGTON DC - The United States' privacy regulations shouldn't be anything like Europe's, tech giants argued on Wednesday. During a hearing before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, members of Congress heard six tech companies discuss what they want in a federal privacy law. Lawmakers are still crafting a potential data privacy bill, but multiple

By |2018-09-30T12:34:31+00:00September 30th, 2018|Cyber Defense, Politics/Government|

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|

Snyder Signs Marshall Plan For Talent To Pair Students With In-Demand Careers

MUSKEGON – Gov. Rick Snyder Tuesday signed into law the framework of the Marshall Plan for Talent designed to connect employers with educators to pair students with in-demand careers. The Marshall Plan encourages apprenticeships and mentorships with an educational focus on certifications and occupational licensing. “As I travel throughout the state of Michigan, the question

By |2018-06-26T20:03:46+00:00June 26th, 2018|Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

Supreme Court: States Can Collect Sales Tax From Online Retailers

LANSING - Michigan can collect the 6 percent sales taxes from online stores that don't have a physical presence in Michigan -- thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court decision last week. In a 5-4 ruling, Justice Anthony Kennedy, who wrote the majority's opinion, said the rule established in Quill Corp. v. North Dakota that a

By |2018-06-26T18:57:08+00:00June 26th, 2018|Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

Stryker Gets $2.6 Million State Grant To Propel $109 Million Medical Device Expansion

LANSING - Stryker Corporation, after getting a $2.6 million grant from the Michigan Strategic Fund, will expand capacity of its medical-device products with a $109-million investment at its 79-acre industrial site in Portage. In addition to the 253,000-square-foot expansion in southwest Michigan, the global medical technology manufacturer is expected to add 260 jobs by end

By |2018-06-26T18:49:56+00:00June 26th, 2018|News, Politics, Politics/Government|

Report Shows Gerrymandered Congressional, Legislative Districts Favor Republicans

LANSING - Tests now being used by some to evaluate whether congressional and legislative districts have been gerrymandered do show that Michigan fails several of those tests, which could argue that the state's districts somewhat favor Republicans, a report from the Citizens Research Council of Michigan said. The report came out as the U.S. Supreme

By |2018-06-26T18:38:48+00:00June 26th, 2018|Politics, Politics/Government|