In order to kickstart that goal, the network is holding an event at the end of the month in Traverse city.
The state has extended the public comment period for two independent studies of Enbridge’s pipeline under the straits of Mackinac.
A joint state-federal settlement worth $470-million has been reached with mortgage lender HSBC.
Michigan will be receiving $3.5 million as part of that settlement. Continue reading
Michigan State University Extension will host an event in mid-March aimed at helping those new to agriculture get a head start.
Thriving Petoskey, a new initiative to get businesses to look at their impact on their community, launches February 5.
Legislative hearings are underway on a plan to keep Detroit Public Schools from going broke.
The Michigan Senate has adopted a 30 (m) million emergency spending measure to help Flint residents with their water bills. Governor Rick Snyder asked for the appropriation this week after Flint residents complained they should not have to pay for water they can’t drink because of the threat of lead contamination.
This is the first step in the process to getting the new ship out on the lakes. Continue reading
The state is expecting to see an increase in the number of skilled and unskilled laborers needed over the next decade.
This month (2/17), the search for these workers heads to Roscommon County. Continue reading
The CEO of Chemical Bank commented today on the pending merger between Chemical and Talmer Bancorp in southeast Michigan.
Chemical Bank is expected to merge with Talmer in late summer. Continue reading
The state Senate could vote as soon as Thursday on emergency funding to help address Flint’s water crisis.
Michigan ranks 28th in the nation for financial security – underemployment and low-wage jobs are prominent in the state’s economy.
That’s according to economic research company, CFED in Washington D.C. Continue reading
It may be okay to crank up the heat a bit more – those heating their homes with natural gas can expect to see lower bills this winter.
DTE Energy says the cost for the company to buy natural gas has fallen by 8%, meaning more savings for customers. Continue reading
Republican leaders in the state Senate say a $28 million emergency appropriation for Flint should come with some accountability measures to make sure that money is spent wisely.
Gas prices are back up in Houghton Lake after a price war sent them tumbling to below a dollar on Sunday.
Michigan officials are teaching the secret service, FBI and other national departments how to catch credit card skimmers.
Credit card skimmers are illegal devices that criminals install on gas station pumps to steal consumers credit card information. Continue reading
I took a trip to Saginaw Valley State University’s campus for this year’s regional HOSA competition. HOSA stands for Health Occupations Students of America.
The event is focused on getting high school students involved with every level of the health science field…. and it’s a big field.
A recent ruling could mean lower rates and refunds for Michigan energy customers.
Starting January first — Michigan’s minimum wage will begin a series of incremental yearly increases. This year it jumps from $8.15 an hour to $8.50.
Over the next three years, incremental increases in the minimum wage will bring it to $9.25 an hour in 2018. Continue reading
The same warm weather that allowed the Michigan Sugar Company to take in a record-breaking harvest may be threatening those same beets, as they sit in storage, awaiting processing.
Ray Van Driessche is the director of community and government relations for Michigan Sugar Company. He said the size of the yield was unbelievable.
The State of Michigan is working towards a goal of doubling recycling by October of 2016. Next month, the governor’s Recycling Council will meet to discuss what progress has been made towards this benchmark.