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The state's 55 deficit districts, on average, are getting a per-pupil funding increase in next year's budget that is only two-thirds of the state average. And, as the numbers work out, the worse shape the district is in, the less of an increase it tends to receive.
For the full article, see "Deficit Districts Getting Smaller Funding Increases", Inside MIRS Today, June 14, 2013.
Other topics covered include:
• Deficit Districts Getting Smaller Funding Increases
• Voting Rights Issue Hovers Over Dissolution Bills
• COA Stays Collette Orders On High-Level Depositions
• Rogers Opts Against U.S. Senate Race
• Franz: Extra Medicaid Money Is 'Fool's Gold'
• COA Hearing Duggan Residency Suit Monday
• 2002 Higher Ed Appropriations For 2002 Tuition Rates?
• Snyder To Embark On Trade Mission To Israel
• Medical Marijuana Issue Scrutinized In Drug-Testing Bills
• Former Superintendent Of Public Instruction Art Ellis Passes
• Gay Marriage Supporters See Fewer Hurdles In '16
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On June 14, 1976, Flag Day, the downtown Hudson's department store retired their 2nd version of the world's largest flag. The original flag was first hung on Armistice Day in 1923, displayed on each ensuing year's patriotic holidays, & was later shown off @ the World’s Fair in 1939. At 3,700 sq. ft., the stars were a half-foot tall, & 1 mile of rope was needed to hang it. This flag was last seen in 1949 & replaced a year later w/a new 7-story flag that required 55 men to hang. After the 2nd flag came down for the last time, it was donated to the Smithsonian Institution.
Source : Detroit Historical Society Facebook page
For related books, see
Hudson's : Detroit's legendary department store / Michael Hauser and Marianne Weldon. Charleston, SC : Arcadia Pub., c2004.
Remembering Hudson's : the grande dame of Detroit retailing / Michael Hauser and Marianne Weldon. Charleston, S.C. : Arcadia Pub, c2010
20th century retailing in downtown Detroit / Michael Hauser and Marianne Weldon. Charleston, SC : Arcadia Pub., c2008.
On June 14, 1671, the Pageant of Sault was held, and the French government claimed the territory that would become Michigan.
The French, led by Simon Francois, claimed all the land “bounded on the one side by the Northern and Western Seas and on the other side by the South Sea” for the French monarchy. They did this before Native Americans, and warned them of the perils the Indians might incur by trading with other European powers.
Source: Michigan Historical Calendar, Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University.
For another, see Wikipedia Timeline of Michigan history.
For another source, see The Pageant of 1671, American Journeys : Eyewitness Accounts of Early American Exploration and Settlement - A Digital Library and Learnig Center, Wisconsin Historical Society.
For another source, see The pageant of Saint Lusson, Sault Ste. Marie, 1671 (1892), Internet Archive.
Medicaid Expansion Claims Huge House Win
One of the most bipartisan efforts on a major issue in years carried the day in the House on Thursday as a coalition of Democrats and Republicans comfortably passed legislation that would expand Medicaid eligibility to more than 400,000 people.
House Narrowly Passes School Dissolution Bills; Rutledge Drops Sponsorship
Bipartisan discussions on legislation to dissolve school districts in severe financial deficits failed Thursday as the Republican-led House opted to pass the bills without any Democratic support.
Schuette Opinion: DIA Collection Cannot Be Sold
In what was called a "powerful" opinion, Attorney General Bill Schuette ruled on Thursday that the art collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts cannot be sold to satisfy the city's debts as the collection is in fact a charitable trust to all the people of Michigan.
Snyder: Budget Strong But Not Done
Governor Rick Snyder praised legislators for presenting him a balanced budget in June for the third year in a row, but said the document was not done without answers on health care and transportation.
Indigent Defense Bills Pass Senate, House
The Senate on Thursday discharged from committee a pair of bills reforming the state's indigent defense system and quickly passed them and then the House followed suit in passing its version of the legislation.
On Eve Of Announcement, Expectations Rogers Will Pass On Senate Bid
U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers will announce Friday whether he is running for the U.S. Senate, and all indications point to Mr. Rogers deciding not to run.
Senate Health Policy OKs Health Care Exchange Navigator Legislation
The Senate Health Policy Committee reported Thursday a bill making provisions for a health care insurance navigator who would assist residents in selecting health insurance for themselves when the federal health insurance exchange goes live in the fall.
House Sends Low Income Heating Assistance Back To Senate
The House approved a bill Thursday that would create a Low Income Heating Assistance Fund and allow utilities to opt-out of a surcharge program if they had their own program or didn't have the need.
House Foreclosure Bills Clear Floor
Two of the House bills in a package designed to modify foreclosures in the state passed the House floor on Thursday.
House Sends DIA, Zoo Tax Bills To Governor
The full House sent to Governor Rick Snyder bills that would prohibit the capture of increased tax revenue through the Detroit-area regional millages supporting the Detroit Zoo and Detroit Institute of Arts on Thursday.
Senate Passes Disaster Fund, Off-Road Vehicle Usage Bills
A bill that would ensure a minimum level of $2 million in the Disaster and Emergency Contingency Fund and raise the maximum grant to a local government drawing from it passed the Senate on Thursday.
House Judiciary Debates Restricting Access To Accident Reports
Some entities using online data services would be restricted from receiving motor vehicle accident reports until 30 days after the accident under a package of legislation discussed in the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday.
Whitmer Denounces Leak On Road Talks
Word spread through Capitol circles Thursday that Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer has said in Legislative Quadrant meetings on raising money for roads that she wants an equal amount raised for schools, and Ms. Whitmer is not happy about the leak.
Greimel Hires Todd Cook As Chief Of Staff
House Minority Leader Tim Greimel announced on Thursday he is hiring Todd Cook with Main Street Strategies as House Democratic Caucus' new chief of staff.
Federal Government Approves Disaster Declaration For Spring Floods
On Thursday the federal Small Business Administration authorized a disaster declaration requested by Governor Rick Snyder for counties in the western part of the state that were affected by flooding due to heavy rains in April.
The Senate Agriculture committee on Thursday reported a bill that would restrict the methods of euthanizing animals to the injection of certain commercially prepared solutions. Under the bill, effective beginning 60 days after enactment, an "animal tranquilizer" as provided in the Public Health Code must be xylazine hydrochloride or other tranquilizing drugs as approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
License Plates Switching to Digital Process?
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee reported a bill (HB 4633) that would begin a study on switching the state's printing of license plates to an all-digital method.
Detroit's Eastern Market Wins MECD Incentive Grant
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation on Thursday announced Strategic Fund approval of a $1 million community revitalization program incentive for a new community kitchen and renovation of Eastern Market in Detroit. "The renovation of this beloved Detroit landmark, with its new community kitchen, builds on Detroit's growing urban agriculture movement and will bring a new vitality to the Eastern Market district," Governor Rick Snyder said in a statement. "This project will support entrepreneurship and small businesses, strengthen the community and create jobs in Detroit."
Source : Gongwer News Service : Michigan Report, Volume #52, Report 116, June 13, 2013. Full access requires a subscription or a visit to a subscribing library such as the Michigan State University Main Library.
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