The cost of raising a child has increased by nearly 2 percent since 2012, according to a report released yesterday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The report estimates it will cost low-income families, or those making less than $61,530 annually, about $176,550 to raise a child from birth to age 18.
The state Board of Education is urging lawmakers to put tougher regulations on charter schools.
The board approved a set of legislative recommendations regarding charter schools on Tuesday. One recommendation asks lawmakers to consider putting a so-called “smart cap” on charter school creation.
On Tuesday, voters across Michigan will decide whether to overhaul the state’s business tax system.
Proposal One asks voters to sign off on a plan that would eliminate the personal property tax, something many businesses pay on an annual basis.
Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint)
Congressman Dan Kildee is hoping to get the federal government to help foot the bill for tearing down abandoned commercial properties in Michigan’s cities.
The Flint Democrat says abandoned commercial properties can be a drag on entire neighborhoods, hurting property values and affecting quality of life.
Michigan beaches close less frequently due to high bacteria levels in the water than beaches in neighboring Great Lakes states, according to a recent report.
A Cadillac-based boat manufacturer has been purchased by a French yacht builder. The sale could eventually create new jobs in Wexford County.
The National Weather Service is investigating reports of a tornado touchdown near Hale in Iosco County.
Travelers along I-75 in the eastern Upper Peninsula will face a detour and some longer travel times starting next week.
I-75 will be closed starting Monday between M-134 and M-48. Work crews are replacing a large culvert near the Chippewa / Mackinac county line. Read more
Kirtland’s Warbler. Photo by Dan Kennedy, Michigan DNR.
The Kirtland’s Warber, an endangered bird species that nests almost exclusively in northern Michigan, has made a remarkable comeback over the last 40 years. The bird’s population has recovered so much that steps are now being taken to eventually remove it from the endangered species list.
Image courtesy Google Earth.
The Michigan National Guard and the Department of Natural Resources are having preliminary discussions about a possible expansion of Camp Grayling, using state-owned land.