Michigan State University
September 27, 2016 - 9:30:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Gongwer

What Prompted End To House GOP Leadership Race?   

Rep. Robert VerHeulen officially announced Tuesday he conceded the House Republican leadership race to Rep. Tom Leonard III and in exchange Mr. Leonard will fully support him to continue on as majority caucus whip.

Greimel: Leonard Out Of Step On Key Issues

House Minority Leader Tim Greimel wasted little time in looking to seize on Rep. Tom Leonard III of DeWitt becoming the likely next leader for the House Republican Caucus.

September 27, 2016 - 8:58:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Bridge

Bridge Truth Squad, "Johnson fairly attacks Bergman’s residency and fish tale, but fouls on asset claim"   :   This Truth Squad inquiry begins with a one-page fact sheet, and ends with two men and their fish.

September 27, 2016 - 8:40:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Grants   Categories: Grant and Loan Opportunities

Support for Financial Programs Targeting the Underserved
MetLife Foundation: Financial Inclusion Grant Program

September 27, 2016 - 4:53:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

Photo of Supermoon over Central Florida, courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

Michiganders and others across the country witnessed a rare combination of a supermoon-lunar eclipse Sunday, Sept. 27.

A supermoon is when the moon is closest to the earth in its orbit around the earth. The last time these spectacular lunar events happened was 1982, and NASA officials say the rare combination won't occur again until 2033.

September 27, 2016 - 4:50:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

Tiger Stadium photo from wikipedia

September 27, 2016 - 4:45:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

Big Rock Nuclear Power Plant

September 27, 2016 - 4:08:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

Portrait of Leopold Pokagon from nwitimes.com

On Sept. 26, 1833 Chief Leopold Pokagon signed a treaty on the banks of the Tippecanoe turning over the site of Chicago, into the possession of the whites. But his treaty-signing almost ended his life.

He refused to leave Michigan!

September 26, 2016 - 11:41:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Gongwer

Leonard Set To Lead House GOP As VerHeulen Concedes

Rep. Robert VerHeulen conceded Monday the race to lead the House Republican Caucus in the 2017-18 term to Rep. Tom Leonard III.

National Report Raises Concerns States' Finances

State and local tax revenues are growing more slowly than in previous years, a national report has found, raising concerns about meeting future budget needs.

Brader: Energy Efficiency Best Route To Comply With Federal Rule

September 26, 2016 - 10:59:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: MIRS

Michigan's state and local unfunded liabilities is a problem that is only compounding with time, warned former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker in his report to West Michigan business leaders today.

Speaking at the West Michigan Policy Forum, Walker tackled the weighty topic of Michigan's challenge to fund its retirement obligation in a report compiled by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

September 26, 2016 - 8:16:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Aged, Demographics

The graying of the Baby Boomers is becoming increasingly evident in U.S. Census data.

The latest demographic twist: The percentage of Michigan households with a senior citizen now outnumbers the percentage of households with children.

That's based on the results of the Census Bureau's 2015 American Community Survey, the results of which were released earlier this month.