Politics/Government

MIOSHA Issues Emergency Rules To Control COVID-19 Spread In The Workplace

LANSING - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed her concurrence of the need for a comprehensive set of Emergency Rules that will help protect Michigan workers, businesses, customers and communities from the spread of COVID-19. The new rules came through the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration within the Michigan Dept. of Labor and Economic Opportunity, making

By |2020-10-15T17:51:17-04:00October 15th, 2020|Coronavirus, Featured, Politics, Politics/Government, Science|

SBA Simplifies Loan Forgiveness For Paycheck Protection Program

WASHINGTON DC - The U.S. Small Business Administration released a simplified loan forgiveness application Thursday for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $50,000 or less. This action streamlines the PPP forgiveness process to provide financial and administrative relief to the more than 100,000 small businesses here in Michigan that have received PPP loans to date.

By |2020-10-15T17:31:04-04:00October 15th, 2020|Politics, Politics/Government|

German Chemical Company To Build $51 Million Headquarters Next To Ann Arbor

ANN ARBOR - A German chemical company is building its $51 million North American headquarters south of Ann Arbor, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. reported. Wacker Chemical Corp.’s North American Innovation Center and Regional Headquarters in Pittsfield Charter Township will house its research and development operations and create 70 high-skilled jobs during the next five

By |2020-10-11T19:36:14-04:00October 11th, 2020|Politics, Politics/Government|

Michigan Businesses Awarded Grants Through Small Business Restart Program

LANSING -More than 11,300 small businesses and nonprofits across Michigan have been awarded $69 million in grants by local economic development organizations as of September 10, 2020 through the Michigan Small Business Restart Grant Program. The program was launched to provide relief for small businesses that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Over the

By |2020-10-11T14:30:05-04:00October 11th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Politics, Politics/Government|

State Sells $2.1 Billion In Bonds For Environmental Protection, Building Authority

LANSING – State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks announced that the state of Michigan successfully sold more than $950 million in both Environmental Program and State Building Authority bonds. The sales came with strong investor interest as more than $2.17 billion in orders occurred for both bond sales. The state of Michigan’s strong general obligation credit ratings –

By |2020-10-02T17:27:07-04:00October 2nd, 2020|Government/Politics, Politics, Politics/Government|

MPSC To Develop Power Plan That Reflect Governor’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets

LANSING - Michigan Public Service Commission Chair Dan Scripps last week asked MPSC Staff and stakeholders in its MI Power Grid initiative to develop recommendations for updating utility integrated resource planning requirements to reflect reduced greenhouse gas emissions targets set by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration to achieve economy-wide carbon neutrality no later than 2050.  Gov.

By |2020-09-28T08:33:25-04:00September 28th, 2020|Clean Update, Politics, Politics/Government|

Want To Redeem The Deposits On Those Bottle And Cans In Your Basement?

LANSING – Michiganders seeking their 10-cent deposit on bottles and cans will soon have more options for redeeming their deposits, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury. With the beginning of “Phase 2” on Oct. 5, 2020, all grocery stores, supermarkets, convenience stores, gas stations and other retailers with reverse vending machine must reopen their

By |2020-09-26T15:31:49-04:00September 26th, 2020|Politics, Politics/Government|

Detroit Aerotropolis Seeks To Expand Development Around Metro, Willow Run Airports

DETROIT - The Detroit Region Aerotropolis is a four-community, two-county, public-private economic development partnership driving corporate expansion and new investment around Detroit Metro and Willow Run Airports. The Aerotropolis is the premiere location for greenfield expansion in Southeast Michigan, offering 6,000 acres of development-ready land centered in a world-class network of transportation infrastructure. With two

By |2020-09-26T16:32:33-04:00September 26th, 2020|Drones, Mobile MI, Mobility, Politics, Politics/Government|

Michigan House Bill Wants To Ban EV Automakers From Doing Business In State

LANSING - Michigan politicians are trying to block new electric vehicle manufacturers from doing business in the state. Although carefully worded to include any type of auto manufacturing company, the Michigan “Motor Vehicle Franchise Act” was created specifically to block Tesla from doing business there, an obvious favor to the dealerships. The law already includes

By |2020-09-26T08:14:33-04:00September 26th, 2020|Clean Update, Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

Record-Setting 2.1 Million Michigan Absentee Ballots Requested So Far

LANSING - To date, 2.1 million voters had requested absentee ballots for the Nov. 3 general election, eclipsing a record set during the August primary of 2,065,000 requests for absentee ballots, according to the Secretary of State’s office Thursday morning. “We do expect that we again will have record setting turnout,” said Jake Rollow, spokesman