Michigan News

Farmers Are Eligible for Flood Loans in 14 Michigan Counties

Farmers and ranchers in 14 Michigan counties are eligible for emergency loans due to widespread damage amid severe storms and flash flooding in June. The update from the U.S. Department of Agriculture comes after President Donald Trump last week made …

Michigan Will Take Part in Public Safety Broadband Network

Michigan is opting into a national public safety broadband network. Lt. Gov. Brian Calley recently signed a letter for Michigan to participate in the First Responder Network Authority, known as FirstNet. FirstNet, in partnership with AT&T, will build, operate and …

Michigan Beverage Plant Ammonia Leak Hospitalizes Worker

An ammonia leak at a Detroit, Mich.-area beverage plant has left one worker hospitalized. A contractor struck an ammonia line at Sundance Beverage in Warren on Monday morning, causing a break that forced the building’s evacuation. The Macomb Daily reports …

Dwight Teter Joins The Guarantee USA as Vice-President and Chief Underwriting Officer

Southfield, MI, December 16, 2016 – Stephen Ruschak, President and Chief Operating Officer, The Guarantee Company of North America USA (The Guarantee USA), is pleased to announce that Dwight Teter has been appointed as Vice-President and Chief Underwriting Officer. Dwight …

Michigan Traffic Deaths Rose 10 Percent Last Year, Officials Say

Officials say Michigan traffic deaths rose 10 percent last year as alcohol-involved, bicyclist, teen and motorcyclist traffic deaths increased. The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning says Monday the number of deaths rose from 876 in 2014 to 963 in …

Immigrants, Homeless Used by Asbestos Contractors in Michigan, Report Shows

A newspaper says contractors are using immigrants, ex-cons, homeless people and teenagers to remove material containing asbestos from of aging buildings. The Detroit Free Press reported this week in the second of a two-part series on asbestos that experts say …

Michigan’s Inadvertent Tax Break for Car Insurers Targeted for Repeal

Gov. Rick Snyder and lawmakers inadvertently gave auto insurers a tax break worth $80 million a year. Now, they want to end it _ either to bail out Detroit’s state-managed school district or to address other priorities at a time …

Michigan Bill Enabling Drivers to Show Police Insurance on Phone OK’d

Drivers pulled over by the police in Michigan will be able to show proof of their auto insurance on a phone or another mobile device instead of having to provide a hard copy under legislation going to Gov. Rick Snyder …

Michigan Rail Project to Eliminate Dangerous Crossing

Officials say a project to extend a rail line in a DTE Energy Co. rail yard in suburban Detroit, Mich. is designed to improve safety and traffic flow. Work begins July 13 in Trenton. The yard holds trains delivering coal …

Michigan Bills Would Allow Beer on Pedal-Powered Trolleys

Michigan legislation that would allow passengers to drink beer or wine aboard pedal-powered trolleys isn’t getting unanimous support from people who shuttle people around town. Lawmakers have sent bills to Gov. Rick Snyder that would make drinks an option on …