State House Republicans are aggressively pushing through an income tax cut and rollback, despite numerous questions raised during a committee hearing about what funding cuts could happen in other areas if the bill passes. Continue reading →
A statewide raffle is hitting a milestone this year, raising one million dollars for Michigan conservation projects.
Officials said the Pure Michigan Hunt raffle raised over a quarter million dollars this year alone. That was due to a 46 percent increase in applications.
Rachel Leightner is the spokeswoman for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. She said the money helps to fund Michigan wildlife projects.
“The money goes directly into our game and fish fund, which will also benefit our wildlife grant fund. And all of the money goes towards a multitude of wildlife projects across the state.”
Besides the financial benefit to the state, Leightner said the Pure Michigan Hunt raffle is a big deal for hunters. They receive licenses for four hunting seasons, a 12-gage shotgun, a one hundred dollar gift card, and a go-pro outdoor camera.
This year’s winners were from Montcalm, Lapeer, and Kent counties.
In the interest of transparency the Michigan DNR is an underwriter of CMU Public Broadcasting.
More money to help schools with declining enrollments. More money for high schools. And more money to help Flint and to ramp up work infrastructure projects. These are all part of Governor Rick Snyder’s spending plans for the coming fiscal year. Continue reading →
There could soon be tighter restrictions on the public’s access to information on bids for state business. A state Senate committee has adopted a bill that would shield information on bidders’ trade secrets and finances. Continue reading →