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March 23, 2017 - 9:06:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Bridge

Mike Wilkinson, "Check out Michigan’s hottest residential markets" : It promises to be a long slog before most Michigan homes return to their value before the Great Recession of 2008. But the wait is over in a few, lucky pockets of the state.

March 23, 2017 - 7:45:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Grants   Categories: Grant and Loan Opportunities

National Funding
Opportunities Throughout the U.S.

March 23, 2017 - 7:37:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Demographics

When it comes to population growth in Michigan, the west is the best, according to estimates released today  by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Kent County, home of Grand Rapids, was Michigan's fastest-growing county between 2015 and 2016, adding 6,078 people, a 1% gain.

Washtenaw County was the next highest, adding 3,862, also a 1% gain. Oakland County came in third, adding 3,696.

Macomb County grew by 3,223.

March 23, 2017 - 6:05:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

Photo of Eminem, performing in Germany in 1999, courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

On March 23, 2003, Eminem won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Lose Yourself" from the film "Eight Mile." The song, of course, was also part of the Chrysler "Imported From Detroit" spot that aired last month during the Super Bowl.

March 23, 2017 - 4:45:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

A woman from Hazel Park gave birth to the 7 pound, 13 ounce baby boy. Doctors had removed four eggs from the woman, fertilized them with her husband’s sperm, and then transferred one fertile egg back into the mother where the baby developed normally.

Source : Michigan is Amazing.

March 23, 2017 - 4:41:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

On March 23, 1937, a crowd of more than 100,000 participated in a UAW/AFL demonstration in Cadillac Square in support of the Flint Sit-Down Strike.

March 23, 2017 - 4:03:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

On Sunday, March 23, 1710, a Marche was held, proceeding from Ste. Anne’s Catholic Church to the river in an effort at ridding the city of Le Nain Rouge -- a short, red-eyed, mysterious, and malevolent figure -- and his curse.

March 22, 2017 - 10:10:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Gongwer

Liquor Control Effort To End ‘Half-Mile Rule' Challenged

A little-noticed move in February by the Liquor Control Commission to eliminate the so-called half-mile rule that prohibits retailers selling liquor from obtaining a permit to do so unless they are located at least a half-mile from a similarly permitted retailer has prompted a lawsuit charging the action could decimate existing businesses.

House Puts Sunset On Brownfield Bills

March 22, 2017 - 9:54:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: MIRS

All 28 Michigan community colleges would see at least a 2.5 percent funding increase in Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 under a spending plan that moved out of a Senate Appropriations subcommittee this morning.

SB 0134 became the first appropriations bill to clear the subcommittee level this budget cycle when Sen. Darwin Booher's (R-Evart) panel kicked out a plan that uses $3.16 million in General Fund money to bring all schools up to at least a 2.5 percent increase.

March 22, 2017 - 7:31:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Criminal Justice

Human trafficking victims would get help rebuilding their lives under legislation approved by the Michigan House.

House members unanimously approved the measure on Wednesday. Republican Rep. Bronna Kahle of Adrian sponsored the bill that could forgive prostitution-related offenses that victims were forced to commit, even if they have a prior conviction.

She says the bill would make them eligible for parole and deferral instead of jailing them so that they have a chance to become productive members of society.