Michigan News

Bill Sent to Michigan Governor Would Lengthen Bonds for Dam Repairs

The Michigan Legislature has finalized a bill that would lengthen the financing period of lake projects in the wake of flooding that damaged dams and drained lakes in the Midland area. The legislation would extend, from 10 years to 40 …

Grace Period Winding Down for Expired Michigan Driver’s Licenses

Time is running out for Michigan residents who have waited to renew their driver’s license or vehicle registration during the coronavirus pandemic. Anyone with an expiration date after March 1 were given a long grace period by the Legislature and …

Marijuana Legalization Advocates Seek Foothold in Midwest States

Backers of broad marijuana legalization are looking to break through a geographic barrier in November and get their first foothold in the Midwest after a string of election victories in Northeastern and Western states. Michigan and North Dakota, where voters …

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 …