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August 23, 2016 - 10:30:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Courts, Criminal Justice

In a new blog post on the Department of Justice website, OJJDP Administrator Robert L.

August 23, 2016 - 9:28:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Education, higher

Michigan's 13 public universities that offer NCAA-level sports spent $140 million last year to subsidize their athletic programs. At a time when rising tuition continues to put pressure on parents and students, critics question whether that is too much.

August 23, 2016 - 9:12:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Education, K-12

Starting in November, Michigan residents with disabilities will be able to enroll in special tax-free savings accounts without jeopardizing their access to public assistance.

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, who signed the legislation last year, announced Monday that the state Treasury Department has finalized a contract with Florida-based TSA Consulting Group to manage the new program.

The accounts will offer advantages similar to 529 college savings plans.

August 23, 2016 - 8:47:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Education, K-12

You can't possibly mistake the moment you cross the boundary Detroit shares with the Grosse Pointes. In the Pointes, neighborhood streets are well-lit. Storefronts are filled with active businesses, and homes are in good repair. Schools are bustling, where well-resourced classrooms are full of children whose parents prize the communities' excellent educational options, routinely ranked among the best in the state. In Detroit, schools are in deep financial trouble, in the midst of a dramatic, state-imposed restructuring.

August 23, 2016 - 8:39:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Education, K-12

Adding five days of instruction to school calendars this fall, as required by a new Michigan law, is interfering with vacation plans for Birmingham Public Schools parent Sheryl Shenefelt.

The district is among many trimming Christmas breaks and other time off for students to comply with the law. The change has drawn attention to the 2005 state law that prevents public schools from opening until after Labor Day.

August 23, 2016 - 4:37:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

The Detroit Lions move to the suburbs.

Over sixty thousand fans gathered to watch the Detroit Lions play their first game in the new Pontiac Metropolitan Stadium, later called the Pontiac Silverdome. The Lions beat the Kansas City Chiefs in an exhibition game.

Source : Michigan Historical Calendar, courtesy of the Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University.

August 23, 2016 - 4:25:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

James Edmund Scripps published the first issue of the The Evening News, predecessor of the Detroit News. Scripps had a revolutionary idea in newspaper publishing. Instead of depending on support from a political party, he sought to boost circulation by selling ads to make money. The News distinguished itself from its competitors, such as the Detroit Free Press, by charging less per issue and by focusing on sensational news. The paper cost 2 cents, while most other papers cost 5 cents.

August 22, 2016 - 11:22:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Gongwer

DEQ Accused Of Unlawful Rule On Sulfur Dioxide

A new rule from the Department of Environmental Quality was unlawfully targeted at United States Steel only and could cost it nearly $500 million to make specified changes to reduce the production of sulfur dioxide, said the company in a lawsuit filed against the state in the Court of Claims.

State Police Informs Prosecutors Of Error Analyzing 4,001 Blood Alcohol Level Tests

August 22, 2016 - 10:54:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: MIRS

The state's elections director said the state has no role in verifying whether a candidate is physically unfit to serve and can be removed from the ballot - including Democrat Melissa Gilbert in the 8th Congressional District.

State Elections Director Chris Thomas said today his department looked and found no role for the Secretary of State (SOS), Bureau of Elections or the Board of State Canvassers (BSC) in determining that standard.

August 22, 2016 - 8:01:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Public Safety

More than 4,000 items in alcohol-related cases across the state were analyzed incorrectly by Michigan State Police's Forensic Science Division, officials said today.

They were processed, in part, using an incorrect calibration model, according to a letter from an official with the MSP Forensic Science Division that was attached to a news release issued by the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office.