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Articles and web sites about the Civil War:
Fort Sumter : Where the American Civil War Began : Decades of growing strife between North and South erupted in civil war on April 12, 1861, when Confederate artillery opened fire on this Federal fort in Charleston Harbor. Fort Sumter surrendered 34 hours later. Union forces would try for nearly four years to take it back.
Fort Sumter: How Civil War Began With a Bloodless Battle, National Geographic Daily News, April 12, 2011.
Zlati Meyer, "Thank God for Michigan? Another Civil War debate; Lincoln remark questioned as Civil War milestone reached", Detroit Free Press, April 12, 2011.
Dave LeMieux, "150 years ago, Muskegon residents filled regimental ranks after attack on Fort Sumter", Muskegon Chronicle via MLive, April 12, 2011.
Civil war buffs may want to check out Classroom Connections: Civil War Poetry — Linking Literature to Primary Sources.
The Michigan Historical Museum offers an online Civil War Gallery.
Also take a look at the Michigan and the Civil War Sesquicentennial, 2011-2015 web page.
Michigan in the Civil War, 1861-1865 : statistics, photos, and information about Michigan in the war assembled by Civil War Historian Don Harvey.
Civil War Day by Day - Courtesy of the University of North Carolina Library.
Civil War Interactive Web Site - courtesy of the New York Times.
Discovering the Civil War an online exhibit courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution.
MacMaster Accuses Schmidt Of “Secret Plan” To Raise Taxes
About a week after Rep. Wayne Schmidt stood with House Speaker Jase Bolger to tout a comprehensive plan to put more money toward infrastructure, Rep. Greg MacMaster criticized Mr. Schmidt for a comment he made to Bridge Magazine suggesting to increase the fuel tax during lame duck. But Mr. Schmidt insists no such plan exists.
Budget Main Focus As House Returns
House members return to Lansing on Thursday as the Legislature slowly returns to session, and the primary focus will be on budgetary issues, a spokesperson for Speaker Jase Bolger said.
Bankruptcy Judge Approves Settlement Between Detroit, Banks
Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes on Friday approved a settlement between Detroit and two global banks resolving a financial situation created by former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's administration.
DNR Appealing Feral Hog Ruling, Repealing Hog Description
The Department of Natural Resources is challenging a ruling that overturned its wildlife order declaring certain types of hogs as invasive species, but the department is rescinding a related declaratory ruling officials said has confused the issue.
Snyder Signs School Aid Supplemental
Governor Rick Snyder this week signed legislation that provides additional funds for schools for the rest of the fiscal year, including funds to expand early childhood programs and to encourage schools to look at year-round schedules.
Dingell Tops $500,000 In First Month
Debbie Dingell raised more in her first month of candidacy for the U.S. House than several incumbents did over the past two years, according to her announcement Friday as she turned in her petition signatures.
Creagh Blocks Chesapeake, Encana From May Gas Auction
It will cost the state $100,625, but the Natural Resources Director Keith Creagh is blocking the two petroleum companies involved in bid rigging allegations from leasing further state mineral rights until the cases are resolved.
Court Of Appeals Splits On Medical Malpractice Case
A major Supreme Court decision on medical malpractice did not in itself overturn a decision the Court of Appeals made regarding when a malpractice claim is made, a special panel of the Court of Appeals ruled in a 4-3 decision.
Wall Street Firm Praises PPT Legislation
Legislation recently signed to ensure that local governments will get virtually all the revenues they would lose under the changes Michigan's personal property tax would be a credit positive for the state, Moody's Investors Services said.
Source : Gongwer News Service : Michigan Report, Volume #53, Report 70, April 11, 2014. Full access requires a subscription or a visit to a subscribing library such as the Michigan State University Main Library.
Historically, the majority of school districts that have landed on the deficit district list have financially recovered. But it's unclear if today's deficit districts, with bigger budget gaps and compounding budget problems, will follow that trend.
For the full article, see "Today's Deficit Districts Face Uphill Battle", Inside MIRS Today, April 11, 2014
Other topics covered include:
• Today's Deficit Districts Face Uphill Battle
• Corrected Version Of State Employee Health Plans Reveal More Costs
• Fed Judge Approves 70 Percent Debt Deal Discount For Detroit
• Long Winter Leaves Syrup Producers In Sticky Situation
• Snyder Signs School Aid Supplemental
• Dingell Asserts She's Not A Shoe-In
• Local Officials Increasingly Convert Paved Roads To Gravel Ones
• DTMB Keeping Pulse On `Heartbleed' Bug
• DNR To Appeal Judge's Rejection Of Wild Pig Ban
• BCBSM Unsure If It Will Continue Renewing Noncompliant Health Plans
• DNR To Chesapeake, Encana: No Mineral Leases For You
• Sebelius Out, Obamacare Still A Campaign Issue
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Rich Robinson, More Campaign Finance Deregulation : Judges are poorly equipped to know the corrupting nature of money in politics.
Jack Lessenberry, Will Dems Play the “Race Card” This Year? : One might think tokenism ought to be out of date.
Tom Watkins, Autism Awareness is Everyone’s Business : April is Autism awareness month.
On April 11, 2000, the first home opener at Comerica Park took place, with the Tigers defeating the Seattle Mariners 5-2 before a crowd of 39,168 that braved sleet and temperatures in the 30s to be a part of history.
Source : Detroit Historical Society Facebook page
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