Politics/Government

Michigan Public Service Commission Provides Financial Assistance During COVID-19 Pandemic

ANN ARBOR - MPSC Commissioner Dan Scripps provides details on the various financial economic programs available for economically disadvantaged Michigan residents impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. https://youtu.be/Y6nbYpwD4Zg Continuing its efforts to ensure appropriate assistance is available for Michigan’s energy and telecommunications customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Michigan Public Service Commission today reiterated the support available to help customers in need with bill payment

By |2020-08-02T19:30:34-04:00August 2nd, 2020|mitechtv, Politics, Politics/Government|

Business Can’t Assume Unmasked Patrons Have Medical Excuse

LANSING - Business owners shouldn’t assume someone not wearing a mask inside their establishments are medically unable to do so, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said in an update to her mandatory mask executive order Friday. The Governor wrote in Executive Order 2020-153 that if a customer says he or she is not medically able to wear a

$1.25 Million In Grant Funding Available From MEDC To Assist Small Farms Implement COVID-19 Safety Measures

LANSING  - As a result of high demand for the Michigan Agricultural Safety Grant program, and a clear need to help small farms mitigate risks of the COVID-19 virus in their operation, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced it is accepting applications for the MEDC Small Farm Safety Grant program Modeled after the Michigan Agricultural

By |2020-08-01T13:34:45-04:00August 1st, 2020|Hemp, Politics, Politics/Government|

MEDC Has $20 Million In COVID Relief For Most Michigan Counties

LANSING–The Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced the availability of $20 million in federal Community Development Block Grant funding through the federal CARES Act for unbudgeted expenses used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic. MEDC officials said 77 Michigan counties are eligible — basically, the counties outside Michigan’s largest cities. The remaining

By |2020-07-25T15:13:37-04:00July 25th, 2020|Coronavirus, Featured, Politics, Politics/Government, Science|

Lt. Gov. Gilchrist Talks About STEAM Training For Educators

ANN ARBOR - The week of July 20 Michigan MiSTEM Network and Grand Valley State University provided virtual Computer Science professional training for K-12 Michigan educators. Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist Jr., himself a technology professional, co-hosted the event and spoke during the educational series. In this video interview, he talks about the importance of training

By |2020-07-24T16:29:31-04:00July 24th, 2020|Government/Politics, mitechtv, Politics/Government|

Pure Michigan Business Connect Matches PPE Needs With Suppliers

ANN ARBOR - Bobby Chasnis, director of the Pure Michigan Business Connect program, and Colin Dillon talks about the Pure Michigan Connect PPE matchmaking efforts, plus announced a new ad campaign called Michigan’s Arsenal of Innovation. PMBC matches those in need of Personal Protective Equipment with those that supply PPEs. PMBC is offering a procurement

By |2020-07-12T14:01:39-04:00July 12th, 2020|Coronavirus, mitechtv, Politics, Politics/Government, Science|

MSPC Approves DTE Electric’s Amended Renewable Energy Plan

 LANSING - The Michigan Public Service Commission approved DTE Electric Co.’s amended renewable energy plan (Case No. U-18232), expanding the company’s portfolio of wind and solar power generation facilities and addressing concerns raised by the Commission in previous orders, including the ability for third-party purchased power agreements to be used to meet the renewable portfolio standard.    The Commission approved DTE

Survey Asks For Input On How Michigan K-12 Schools Handled COVID-19

DETROIT  – People interested in sharing their views on how Michigan’s K–12 schools responded during the COVID-19 pandemic—and how they should plan for the fall—are invited to participate in a major statewide survey being conducted under the auspices of Launch Michigan. The surveys are open to 9th–12th grade school leaders and teachers, kindergarten–12th grade parents, and

By |2020-07-10T16:36:34-04:00July 10th, 2020|Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

$15 Million in Agricultural Safety Grants to Provide Critical Relief to Michigan’s Farms and Food Processors

LANSING - $15 million in economic assistance for Michigan farms and agricultural processors, to mitigate risks of the COVID-19 virus across the state’s food production industry, gained approval from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development announced July 7. “Michigan’s food and agriculture sector

By |2020-07-07T14:00:53-04:00July 7th, 2020|Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

Canada Encourages Its Businesses To Make PPEs To Battle COVID-19

ANN ARBOR - Joe Comartin, Canadian Consul General in Detroit, explains what steps his government has taken to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. That includes working with companies to make Personal Protective Equipment. He also updates the travel restrictions that remain at US-Canada border crossings. Comartin serves as Consul General of Canada in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan,

By |2020-07-07T13:48:49-04:00July 6th, 2020|mitechtv, Politics, Politics/Government|