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October 26, 2016 - 8:50:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Energy

The Michigan Senate is teeing up an energy vote for shortly after the election, sponsors of bills to overhaul the state's energy policy said Tuesday.

Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, said he has been working on energy legislation for more than two years and was informed the Senate will take it up Nov. 10, and "hopefully pass it that day."

October 26, 2016 - 8:33:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Health, Insurance

Michigan employers and workers are paying more for health benefits under the federal Affordable Care Act, but businesses are picking up a bigger share of premium costs for some employees, according a Commonwealth Fund report released Wednesday.

Workers still are paying more for health insurance in both Michigan and across the country, the report found, because wages haven’t kept pace with health care cost increases.

October 26, 2016 - 8:15:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Bridge

Gabrielle Settles, "DJC Poll: Blacks, whites differ in opinions of treatment in local courts"   :   Black and white residents of southeast Michigan differ in their perceptions of how people of color are treated in local courts, according to a recent poll commissioned by the Detroit Journalism Cooperative.  About half – 49 percent – of African-Americans surveyed said blacks were treated worse in the courtrooms, but just 16 percent of whites agreed.

October 26, 2016 - 4:31:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

Marion Weyant and Roger Rae, 1931 (Photo Courtesy of Craig A. Whitford)

On October 27, 1936, Marion “Babe” Weyant soloed in an Aeronca two-cylinder plane owned by Harvey Hughes. The reporter noted that the pilots called Marion Weyant, “Babe,” certainly a name that evoked her youth and petite stature, but failed to capture her determination. She told the press, “I want to be a transport pilot . . . I don’t ever want to marry.”

October 26, 2016 - 4:29:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: State News

On Oct. 26, 1864, the 28th Michigan Infantry left for war. Organized from communities in the southwestern Lower Peninsula, the 28th Michigan Infantry left its encampment at Kalamazoo for Nashville, Tennessee. In December, the regiment saw action at the Battle of Nashville.

Source: 2003 Michigan History Magazine

October 26, 2016 - 4:22:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

Charles W. (“C.W.”) Post was born this day in 1854. In 1895, he would found Postum Cereals – later known as Post Cereals – in Battle Creek.

C.W. Post

C.W. Post


October 26, 2016 - 4:17:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

The Michigan State Colored Convention held in Detroit, October 26-27, 1843, assembled for the purpose of taking into consideration the political status of blacks within the state. Like Negroes in most of the free states, Michigan blacks were denied the franchise. The convention denounced this deprivation.

October 26, 2016 - 4:13:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

Erie Canal via Wikipedia

The journey from New York to Detroit was shortened from weeks to days with the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825. The opening of the canal led to a tidal wave of settlers from New England as well as cutting the cost of shipping goods.

October 25, 2016 - 11:00:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Gongwer

Does The Latest Energy Bill Preserve Electric Choice?

Despite assurances from the lead sponsor and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce that the latest version of an energy policy proposal in the Senate maintains customer choice of electric suppliers, advocates of electric choice say there is little, if anything, in the legislation protecting the choice market.

House GOP Has Huge Cash Edge Over Dems For Closing Push

October 25, 2016 - 10:36:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Business, MIRS

When the state awards an incentive to a company looking to do business here, it's often not alone in trying to do so.

For example, Michigan was chosen over competing sites in Tennessee, West Virginia, Ohio and Indiana for a manufacturing project pitched by auto supplier Gestamp, which had a $1.175 million grant approved by the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) today for its plans to expand and build new facilities in Mason and Chelsea.