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September 28, 2016 - 10:26:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Gongwer

Flint 1 Year Later: $234M Allocated, Policy Changes Stalled

Nearly one year ago, Governor Rick Snyder and his administration acknowledged there was a problem with lead in Flint's water after residents had complained for more than a year to local and state officials about overall water quality and eventually lead concerns. But on the eve of that anniversary, the biggest public policy components arising from the water crisis remain unresolved.

Edwards: Impossible To Assure Safety With Water From Lead Pipes

September 28, 2016 - 5:22:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Insurance

Auto insurance customers could pick their level of medical coverage and possibly pay less under a proposal from Rep. Jason Sheppard, R-Temperance.

Michigan is a no-fault state, and the only one in the nation that covers unlimited lifetime medical benefits for those involved in auto accidents.

September 28, 2016 - 2:06:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Corrections

Few states have been more aggressive in releasing inmates and diverting offenders than Michigan, where a decade ago, 1 out of every 200 people was in prison, and penal costs were beginning to crowd out basic government services.

After easing parole policies, the state managed to cut its 51,000-plus prison population by about 18 percent. But costs kept surpassing $2 billion a year, in part because too many freed inmates came back after committing new crimes or violating parole or probation rules.

September 28, 2016 - 10:26:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Education, K-12

Attorney General Bill Schuette today said schools operated by the Detroit Public School Community District are subject to closure before the end of the current school year if they are among the lowest-achieving 5 percent of all public schools for the immediately preceding 3 school years.

September 28, 2016 - 8:30:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Grants   Categories: Nonprofit News

Nonprofits are finding it harder to get grants from foundations:  Among the reasons:

1)  Fewer grants are made for general operating support. Most nonprofits need general operating support for a broad set of needs that make any organization work, from staff development to strategic planning. Yet nonprofits report receiving fewer and fewer general operating grants.

September 28, 2016 - 4:47:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

Tom Harmon, Michigan's First Heisman Winner

September 28, 2016 - 4:35:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

On September 18, 1918, Hazel Stimson responded to a pamphlet that invited her to “work side by side with the men of the Marine Corps” and became the first Michigan woman to enlist in the Marines during World War 1. Stimson served 14 months before being honorably discharged with the rank of corporal.


"Mrs. Herbert Fitzgerald Joined the Marines Nearly 50 Years Ago", Sarasota Herald Tribune, July 28, 1968.

September 28, 2016 - 4:33:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

Ann Arbor has yawned and turned over for its last cat nap, and then awakened with a start to the realization that the first of October is nigh, and that the college youths from all the world are coming back to little old double A for another 9 months of higher education, football and the other ingredients that go to make up the finished product, the college man. Once each year Ann Arbor falls into this deep and untroubled sleep, the day that summer school closes.

September 28, 2016 - 4:30:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

In 1878 when Bessie Eaglesfield (1853 - 1940) began advertising as “Attorney at Law” in a Grand Rapids newspaper, she became the city’s first practicing female attorney. Eaglesfield had already made legal history in 1875 at the age of 22 when she became the first woman admitted to the Indiana State Bar—an impressive feat since Indiana’s state constitution disallowed non-voters admittance to the bar. In 2013, she was inducted into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame.

September 28, 2016 - 4:30:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

On Sept. 28, 1912, the Muskegon High School football team defeated Hastings High 216-0 in what was believed at the time to be the most lopsided drubbing of a high school football team in world history.

Muskegon player Fred Jacobs scored 54 points for the Big Red with nine of the team's 32 touchdowns.

Source: Michigan Every Day