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On July 26th, 1880, Grand Rapids became the first city in the country to use water power to generate electricity for lighting.
The Grand River: Friend and Foe, Grand Rapids History, February 28, 2007.
On July 26, 1701, just two days after Cadillac's arrival, construction began on St. Anne's church in Detroit, and the first Mass was celebrated. Now located near the Ambassador Bridge, St. Anne's is the longest continuously operating church in Michigan.
Snyder, Schauer Each Claim Fundraising Wins
Pre-primary campaign finance reports filed minutes before the Friday deadline between Republican Governor Rick Snyder and his Democratic opponent Mark Schauer show that Mr. Snyder has a major cash advantage over Mr. Schauer going into the last three months of the campaign, but Mr. Schauer can claim victory as well as he has held his own in polling despite Mr. Snyder dramatically outspending him.
In Key GOP Primaries, Usual Allies At Odds
Three of the major players in Republican primaries for legislative seats find themselves lining up behind opposite candidates in a sign of the division in the party this year about what the GOP's standard-bearers should stand for.
Tlaib, Schmidt Show Cash Advantages In Respective Primaries
Campaign finance filings on Friday show Rep. Rashida Tlaib has spent a whopping $193,744 to try to unseat 4th Senate District incumbent Sen. Virgil Smith, who spent $109,255 between January 1 and July 20, and Rep. Wayne Schmidt has spent even more in an effort to beat out his primary competitor, Rep. Greg MacMaster, for the 37th Senate District seat.
House Dems Out Raise GOP By $60K
The Michigan House Democratic Fund outraised the House Republican Campaign Committee this period by $63,000 although House Republicans continue to have about $600,000 more on hand.
Incumbent GOP Reps Outraise Challengers
Despite various House Republicans facing ultra-conservative challengers based on the Legislature's approval of the Common Core State Standards and the Medicaid expansion, few have to worry come August 5th, pre-primary finance reports showed Friday.
Slavens, McCann Outraise GOP Foes In Competitive Senate Races
Democratic Rep. Dian Slavens on Friday filed a campaign finance report with $100,619 on hand compared to a dismal $28,223 for 7th Senate District incumbent Sen. Patrick Colbeck, and Democratic Rep. Sean McCann again raised six figures this reporting cycle to outraise his likely Republican challenger for the 20th Senate District seat, Rep. Margaret O'Brien of Portage.
In Safe GOP Seats, Money Edge Goes To Establishment Over Tea Party
As tea party and establishment forces wage a battle for control of the Republican Party's candidates for the Michigan House, candidate to candidate the establishment's standard-bearers mostly are outspending those of the tea party in the safely GOP districts.
Chang, Thompson With Big Money In Dem Seats
The pre-primary reports for scores of Democratic candidates in open House seats were not yet available Friday night, but of those that were, two candidates in Detroit races stood out.
Mitchell, Ellis Still Funding Own Campaigns
Paul Mitchell and Brian Ellis, two of the three business leaders seeking congressional seats this year, were still putting their own money behind their efforts, reports filed Friday showed.
Minimum Wage Backers Not Geared For Campaign
Even if the proposal to increase the minimum wage had made the ballot, backers had a way to go before they would have been ready for a statewide battle, according to campaign finance records filed Friday.
Bentivolio Apparently Will Pay Ex Campaign Chief
U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio has apparently agreed to pay his former campaign manager, Robert Dindoffer, the $100,000 he once disputed Mr. Dindoffer claimed he was owed for his efforts on Mr. Bentivolio's successful 2012 campaign.
Mitchell: Family Time Not An Issue For Congressional Campaign
Paul Mitchell dropped his earlier state Senate campaign over concerns that it was infringing on family time, but said those concerns have been resolved to allow his current congressional campaign.
Moolenaar Calls For End To Some Mitchell Ads
Sen. John Moolenaar was joined by a bevy of supporters Friday in calling for 4th U.S. House District opponent Paul Mitchell to pull some of his television ads as untruthful.
Pscholka, Lyons, Cotter Make Sizable Gains In Leadership PACs
Although House Republicans continue to say the fight to keep the majority is more important than who will take over for House Speaker Jase Bolger (R-Marshall) in 2015, the lead contenders for leadership continue to fundraise for their respective leadership political action committees.
Ananich Raises Six Figures For Leadership PAC
Sen. Jim Ananich's Ananich Future Fund raised $103,690 for this quarter, three times what he reported in April, raising more money than his expected competition for leadership, Sen. Rebekah Warren, but not quite as much as Republican Sen. Mike Kowall.
Source : Gongwer News Service : Michigan Report, Volume #53, Report 144, July 25, 2014. Full access requires a subscription or a visit to a subscribing library such as the Michigan State University Main Library.
Earlier this month the Healthy Michigan Program (Medicaid expansion) reached an early hallmark when it hit the total number of enrollees in Medicaid that were forecast for all of 2014.
For the full article, see "Medicaid Expansion One Year Later", Inside MIRS Today, July 24, 2014.
Other topics covered include:
MIRSNews.com is available via the MSU Library electronic resources page. Access is restricted to the MSU community and other subscribers.
The Michigan Department of Education announced new household income guidelines that are used to determine eligibility for free and reduced-price school meals. The new guidelines will be used for the 2014-2015 school year, and will be effective through June 30, 2015.
They will apply to ree and reduced-price meals and free milk available through the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, Special Milk, and Child and Adult Care Food Programs.
Families with incomes at or below 130 percent of the federal poverty level are eligible to get free meals and milk at school. Those with incomes between 130 percent and 185 percent of the poverty level are eligible for reduced‐price meals. Those meals can cost no more than 40 cents. About 70 percent of all students in Michigan K-12 schools were eligible for free or reduced lunches in 2013-14.
For a family of four in 2014-15, for instance, 130 and 185 percent of the poverty level is $31,005 and $44,123, respectively, both up about 1.27 percent over the previous year.
Families can contact their school, school district, child care center or family day care home sponsor to find out whether it participates in these programs.
Schools and day cares can provide a form to apply for free or reduced-price meals. Families only need to fill out one form per household.
Children who are enrolled in programs like the Michigan's Family Independence Program, Food Assistance Program, or Head Start, are
automatically qualified to receive free meals.
Families can apply for free, or reduced-price lunches at any time during the school year.
Source : WILX, July 25, 2014.
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