Irving D. Reid takes the oath of office to become Wayne State University's first African-American president.
Ernest Hemingway’s family cottage, “Windemere,” in Emmet County was added to the list of national historic landmarks. In 1899, Ernest Hemmingway’s father built the “Windemere” cottage in Emmet County. And it was here that the famous fiction writer spent nearly all the summers of his youth. It was here that he began his life-long passions of hunting and fishing. And most importantly, it was here that he wrote some of his first serious fiction. Hemmingway produced numerous volumes of short stories and some of the most significant novels of the modern era, including The Sun Also Rises (1926), A Farewell to Arms (1929), For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940), and The Old Man and the Sea (1952). “Windemere” was added to the list of national historic landmarks on November 24, 1968.
"Michigan Historical Calendar", courtesy of the Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University.
Jill Arnold, "The Son Also Rises", Seeking Michigan, September 18, 2012.
MacGregor Zeroes In On Planned Parenthood Funding
The newly formed Senate Oversight Committee could begin meeting next Thursday to discuss funding to Planned Parenthood and how it relates to the reception of federal money by Michigan, the committee's chair told Gongwer News Service in a recent interview.
Singh Defends Refugee Vetting Process
Rep. Sam Singh on Monday called the country's vetting process for refugees extremely comprehensive and said he disagrees with Governor Rick Snyder's "pause" on working to bring Syrian refugees into the state following terrorism attacks in Paris.
MSEA, AFSCME Ratify New Contract, Other Unions Still Voting
Two of the five major unions representing state government employees have ratified the proposed new contract.
Juvenile Justice Reforms Won't Be Reported Until 2016
The House Criminal Justice Committee is taking up a 20-bill package making various reforms to the juvenile justice system in the state - including ending the practice of automatically trying all 17 year-olds as adults - but the committee chair said the bills won't clear the committee until next year.
Conyers Announces Campaign For 27th Term
U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr. announced Monday that he is seeking to hold his place as the longest-serving current member of Congress, and he already has a long list of supporters in that effort.
Juvenile Overdose Deaths Tripled In Michigan, Report Says
With federal and state officials working to better track drug overuse, a national report said drug overdose deaths among young people in Michigan had tripled in just over a decade.
Despite Job Growth, Report Says Michigan Is Low Prosperity State
After nearly a decade of struggling in a single-state recession, and then fighting with the rest of the United States through the Great Recession, Michigan has become a leader in terms of job growth. But its drop in overall per capita income and lower number of adults actually working, as well as a low number of persons with college degrees, means the state has become a low-prosperity state, a report issued by the organization Michigan Future Incorporated argued.
Audit Cites Veterans Affairs For Maintenance Program
While the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs' maintenance program is at least moderately effective, Auditor General Doug Ringler said in a report issued Monday, the lack of central records left both building condition and overall preparedness in question.
HP Turns Over Source Code To State
Hewlett Packard met a judge-imposed deadline of 5 p.m. Friday to turn over the source code for information technology projects it had been pursuing for the Department of State, a department spokesperson said Monday.
The Department of Environmental Quality has redesigned its website to be more user-friendly. The site includes scrolling highlights, links to recent news releases and buttons for each of its divisions. The home page also includes a link to environmental emergency reporting processes.
Source : Gongwer News Service : Michigan Report, Volume #54, Report 231, November 23, 2015. Full access requires a subscription or a visit to a subscribing library such as the Michigan State University Main Library. For assistance in accessing the database, stop by the MSU Library Reference Desk.
Michigan is one of the nation's leaders in job growth since 2010, but is now structurally one of the nation's low-prosperity states, ranking 35th in per capita income, according to a report issued today by Michigan Future.
The report also found Michigan ranks near the bottom in the proportion of adults who work, ranking 42nd in 25-64 olds with a job.
The report, prepared by Michigan Future President Lou Glazer and University of Michigan researcher Donald Grimes, found that prosperous states predominantly are those with a high proportion of jobs and wages in knowledge-based services -- like finance and insurance, professional services, health care, education, information and management of companies -- and a high proportion of adults with a four-year degree or more.
Michigan ranks 34th in four-year degree attainment and 26th in the proportion of total wages coming from knowledge-based services.
The rest of the report can be found at http://michiganfuture.org/
For the full article, see "Report Dubs Michigan A `Low-Prosperity' State", Inside MIRS Today, November 23, 2015.
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A centerpiece of Gov. Rick Snyder's long-range energy plan derives from a simple premise — using less.
How Michigan can best require or incentivize utilities and their customers to cut electricity and natural gas "waste" through efficiency programs is a big issue for lawmakers looking to rewrite energy laws, potentially yet this year.
Some questions and answers about the issue.
For the full article, see David Eggert, "Energy efficiency in Michigan: what you need to know", Lansing State Journal, November 23, 2015.
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