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March 22, 2017 - 4:40:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

General Motors President James Roche appeared before a U.S. Senate subcommittee on March 22, 1966 and apologized for harassing Ralph Nader, consumer advocate who had criticized GM's Corvair in his book "Unsafe at Any Speed".

March 22, 2017 - 4:38:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

On March 22, 1954, the state's first regional shopping mall opened in Southfield. As Detroit's population spread north and west out of the city, the J. L. Hudson Company built the huge Northland Shopping Center at Eight Mile Road, the boundary between Wayne and Oakland Counties. The mall's central store, a multi-storied J. L. Hudson's, was flanked by 100 smaller shops. The mall also had acres of parking lots.

March 22, 2017 - 4:30:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

Michigan Historical Marker Near Petoskey

One of the final stands for the passenger pigeon occurred near Petoskey, Michigan during the spring of 1878.

March 22, 2017 - 4:29:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

On March 22, 1851 a group of women, concerned about the lack of cultural and educational opportunities in their community, met at the home of Maria Smith Stockton. As a result of the meeting, the group adopted a constitution written by Sophia Gotee Jenney that established the Ladies Library Association. They selected the following officers: Maria Smith Stockton - president; Almira Simpson Walker - vice president; Sophia Gotee Jenney - recording secretary; Mary Dodge Miles - treasurer and Hattie Stewart became the first librarian.

March 21, 2017 - 10:38:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Gongwer

Education Groups Challenge Reimbursements To Private Schools

Funds to reimburse private schools for state mandates fail two constitutional tests, a coalition of school and parent groups said in filing a challenge Tuesday in the Court of Claims.

Snyder Warns Congressional Delegation Of Lost Coverage Under ACHA

March 21, 2017 - 9:26:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: MIRS

The U.S. House Republicans' replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) "shifts significant financial risk and cost from the federal government to the states" and ends Michigan's expanded Medicaid program, wrote Gov. Rick Snyder in a letter to the state's congressional delegation.

March 21, 2017 - 5:26:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Demographics

Ranking counties based on percentage of Medicaid births between 2011-15.

This slideshow ranks the 83 states by the percentage of births paid by Medicaid, using 2011 to 2015 data from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. It begins with the county with the lowest percentage. For more on Medicaid-paid births, including an explanation of why the percentages are so high, click here. 

March 21, 2017 - 1:18:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Employment and Labor

The state House is considering legislation that would require the administration to post thousands of state employees' names, titles and compensation online every month.

March 21, 2017 - 10:56:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Education, K-12

The $2.5 million lawmakers steered toward private schools to reimburse for state-required activities like fire drill training is being challenged in the Court of Claims today as part of an attempt by school groups to stop what they claim are "backdoor vouchers."

Ten mostly public school-related entities don't want the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) to reimburse any private school for immunizations, background checks and about 40 other allowed categories of expenses for which the new section of law claims they be reimbursed.

March 21, 2017 - 10:22:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Consumerism

After a year of crusading to stop Michigan’s biannual time changes, a state lawmaker finally got a House hearing.

Some lawmakers have been trying for years to get the state off of Daylight Saving Time – the annual ‘fall back’ and ‘spring forward’ time shifts in the fall and spring of every year – to no avail. But Rep. Peter Lucido, R-Shelby Township, told a House hearing on Tuesday that Michigan should have a uniform, year-round time.