The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is going to have to change how it handles some of its food assistance claims. Under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, benefits can be revoked from anyone who committed a felony and is fleeing authorities.
The state Court of Appeals says a fund created by the Legislature to pay the medical bills of catastrophically injured accident victims does not have to publicly share details on how it operates.
The organization sent a letter this week to the Michigan State Police asking for an end to the practice.
When I first walked into Morbark, I was blown away by the facility. The machines they build are enormous. So is the factory
Officials said two large projects will be pushed into next year. One job would install new mechanical hardware, the other is a new coat of paint. The delay will give the bridge governing board time to investigate cost saving measures.
Dan Weingarten is the spokesman for the Michigan Department of Transportation in the Upper Peninsula. He said the projects are not expected to affect toll prices.
“The toll rates are set by their boards, and there wouldn’t be any increase in the toll rates due to the projects. These are things that have been scheduled and budgeted well in advance.”
Weingarten said, if everything goes a planned both projects should be completed next year.
The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services will act as a conservator for Valley State Credit Union.
Andrea Miller is the spokeswoman for the Department of Insurance and Financial Services. She said conservatorship will take place effective immediately.
“Upon review of a current review Director McPharlin determined that a conservatorship of that credit union was necessary to protect the public interest.”
Miller said members of the credit union will have uninterrupted access to their funds.
It’s a class of 47 recruits, which is a bit smaller than a typical class.
Lawmakers and regular folks strolled past more than 70 venders at the Farmers Market at the Capitol Thursday. But while goers ogled the plethora of fruits and vegetables, State Representative Dave Pagel (R-Berrien Springs) was there to bring attention to the lack of healthy food access in Michigan.
A federal appeals court took aim at Michigan’s sex offender registry law. The court ruled on a narrow legal issue, but suggested the law may be unconstitutional.
The Michigan Department of Education selected 14 low performing schools to split the 40 million dollar grant.
A veteran’s home in Marquette says it’s already fixed problems found by the state Auditor General. After a four month review, the auditor raised concerns about the D.J Jacobetti Home for Veterans control over medications and its background checks of volunteers.
The campaign is called Absences Add Up. It’s aimed at reminding parents of the importance of school attendance.
The campaign to legalize marijuana in Michigan is taking its case to the state Supreme Court. That’s after a Michigan Court of Claims judge rejected its bid to get on the November ballot. The M-I Legalize campaign wants state elections officials to count petition signatures gathered outside a 180-day window. The judge says the elections officials were following the rules when they rejected the signatures as too old.
Padnos settled/ opening in Holland, Michigan in 1905. The family originally went to farms and sawmills trading goods for iron. Then they shipped the iron to large cities for manufacturers to use.
The company has grown. In the last century expanded to 20 locations throughout Michigan. It employs 500 people statewide.
The city of Midland has been designated a Safe Community through a national organization.
The National Safety Council’s Safe Communities America program accredited Midland.
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Small businesses are a priority. That’s the message Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is sending to Michigan voters.
Clinton released a plan for small businesses today (Tues.).
More local government leaders are feeling insecure about their fiscal health than in years past. A new study shows the first decline in feelings about fiscal health since the end of the Great Recession.
The $35,000 grant goes toward a recycling project aimed to recover resources, and decrease landfill usage.
Michigan health officials say as the the school year nears- now is the time to ask your doctor about vaccines your child needs.
Officials at D.C. Cook Nuclear Plant in Bridgman may have found what caused a steam pipe to burst in July. The plant was shut down for a week last month after pressure from a faulty steam pipe wore a hole in the wall of the turbine building.
Trevor Keyes is the Vice President of Economic Development for Bay Future.
He said things like MBS International Airport and the Saginaw River helped Bay County land on the list.
“I think we’ve always known locally that we have shipping channels and logistics channels that work well with business but to be recognized nationally is one of those really special things. We’re so glad that these facilities made the designation for us.”
Keyes said the county hopes to dredge the Saginaw River in the near future, so large ocean-going ships can traverse the waterway, further increasing its logistics capacity.
The rankings come from Business Facilities magazine. It also named Memphis, Tennessee and Houston, Texas as leaders in logistics.