Michigan State University
July 27, 2016 - 4:30:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

On July 27, 1934, the newly created state Old Age Assistance Bureau mailed the first ever old-age pension checks, ranging from $5 to $12, to 100 applicants in nine counties.

Source: Mich-again's Day

July 27, 2016 - 4:09:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

Detroit passed an ordinance providing for public whipping of drunkards, disorderly persons, petty thieves, and wife-beaters.

Source : Historical Society of Michigan Michigan Historical Calendar

July 27, 2016 - 2:22:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Grants   Categories: Proposal writing

Dr. Heidi Parker will be available to meet with investigators to discuss funding opportunities, current grant projects and grant editing.She has assisted researchers with submissions to a number of agencies, while also developing expertise on MSU’s ability to support the Broader Impact requirements for National Science Foundation proposals.

July 26, 2016 - 11:06:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Gongwer

Banks Feeling Positive Heading Into Next Week's Primary

Rep. Brian Banks said this week he is receiving a positive reception from voters at the doors and boasted fundraising successes so far this year to show why he believes he is in a good place heading into next Tuesday's primary.

Fiat Chrysler Investing $1.48B For New Assembly Plant

July 26, 2016 - 10:50:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: MIRS

Tattooists and piercers came out in all their vibrant colors today to a public hearing on a proposed update to Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) regulations governing their studios.

Most were unopposed to what essentially amounts to a stricter approach to inspections, the movement of non-critical violations to critical violations, which if found in a studio or parlor could result in the revocation of a business' license.

July 26, 2016 - 12:39:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Bridge

Michigan Truth Squad, "Casperson overstates role in blocking EPA rule" : State Sen. Tom Casperson says in a congressional campaign that he stopped an EPA rule on wood stoves. He did not.

July 26, 2016 - 12:21:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Legislature

State employees will be doing more paperwork beginning this fall.

Language in the budget that takes effects Oct. 1 requires state agencies to report to lawmakers — in writing — on 614 topics, according to a list compiled by the state House Fiscal Agency.

July 26, 2016 - 11:52:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Social Services

Michigan has the 11th worst income gap in the nation according to a new fact sheet, Time to End Income Inequality, issued today by the Michigan League for Public Policy. The fact sheet shows that the top 1% of Michigan’s earners make 22 times more than the bottom 99%.

July 26, 2016 - 4:39:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

On this day John Smoltz of Lansing was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. He was voted in on the first ballot by the Baseball Writers Association of America on January 6, 2015.

Chris Solari, "John Smoltz: From Lansing to Cooperstown : Lessons from St. Gerard, Lansing Catholic, Waverly guided pitcher to baseball immortality", Lansing State Journal, July 19, 2015.

July 26, 2016 - 4:32:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

As a result of torrential rains, rising waters on the Grand River caused a massive logjam on July 26, 1883, destroying a railroad bridge in Grand Rapids, piling up logs 30 feet deep and 7 miles long, and threatening a massive financial loss for the lumber industry, particularly if the logs reached Lake Michigan where they would sink. John Walsh, a marine engineer, led an emergency crew driving piles in the river and creating a new channel so the logs could progress orderly to lumber mills for processing.

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