Category Archives: Federal Government

Court ruling on Obamacare tax breaks has no immediate effect in Michigan

HealthcareAn appeals court ruling today (Tue.) out of Washington DC could jeopardize tax subsidies that help nearly 240,000 Michiganders buy health coverage under Obamacare.
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Michigan files tax liens against CIA

moneyThe Michigan Department of Treasury is going after the CIA for unpaid taxes. At least, that’s what newly uncovered documents would suggest.
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Immigration demonstration comes to Michigan

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Michigan cities will see demonstrations this weekend as groups across the state will join others nationwide calling on President Obama to use his executive powers to stop deportations and keep immigrant families together.

Maximo Anguiano is the coordinator of the Civil Rights for Immigrants Task Force. “So what makes better sense: for the United States of America?” He asked. “To keep wasting our tax money deporting these immigrants, policing these immigrants, and incarcerating these immigrants, or does it make more sense to have these immigrants earn their documentation?”

Obama asked his administration to wait until the end of the summer to change the nation’s deportation policy to give the House a final chance to take up legislation that would create a path to citizenship for about 11-million undocumented residents, but the bill is going nowhere.

Governor Rick Snyder has shown his support for immigration by supporting a Detroit branch of Upwardly Global– a nonprofit that helps skilled immigrants find jobs.

As part of a national day of action, demonstrations will take place Saturday in Lansing, Detroit, Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo.

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New criteria makes Michigan special ed ‘needs assistance’


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New, more-stringent federal criteria for assessing special education has put Michigan in the ‘needs assistance’ category.
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Children’s advocates take message to Washington D.C.

HealthcareOur nation’s capital this week will host hospital administrators and families from Michigan and around the country for what’s called the Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day. Read more

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New Conservation program to help Michigan Farmers

file8121325951346Michigan farmers will soon be getting some help with conservation efforts, thanks to the 2014 Farm Bill. Read more

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Mike Rogers: Growing isolationism bad for US


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Congressman Mike Rogers says he’s very concerned that war-weary Americans are growing more withdrawn from world events.
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Awaiting the Vanderbilt Casino decision

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The US Supreme Court is nearing the end of its term, and a number of important opinions are expected over the next few weeks. Read more

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New Nutritional Guidelines for Michigan Public Schools.

045When classes begin this fall, Michigan public schools will be operating under new nutritional guidelines. The new guidelines focus on beverage standards and a la carte food items, such as foods from vending machines.
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Tips for taxpayers as deadline approaches

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If you’ve been delaying filing your taxes, time is running out.
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