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Enbridge seeks court order on legality of Mackinac Straits tunnel deal - Crain's Detroit Business

June 6, 2019 - 14:49
Enbridge seeks court order on legality of Mackinac Straits tunnel deal  Crain's Detroit Business

Company had deal with Snyder administration to build a utility tunnel to house its Line 5 oil pipeline; Attorney General Dana Nessel issued opinion in March that ...

June 24 forum to address auto insurance reform, proposed gas tax - Iosco County News Herald

June 6, 2019 - 11:04
June 24 forum to address auto insurance reform, proposed gas tax  Iosco County News Herald

"Our crumbling infrastructure and high auto insurance rates are among some of the greatest challenges our communities are facing.”

June 24 forum to address auto insurance reform, proposed gas tax - Southgate News Herald

June 6, 2019 - 11:04
June 24 forum to address auto insurance reform, proposed gas tax  Southgate News Herald

"Our crumbling infrastructure and high auto insurance rates are among some of the greatest challenges our communities are facing.”

Michigan Forum Discusses 'No Stricter Than Federal' Impact and EGLE Priorities - Lexology

June 6, 2019 - 04:42
Michigan Forum Discusses 'No Stricter Than Federal' Impact and EGLE Priorities  Lexology

On May 21, 2019, Charlie Denton of Barnes & Thornburg's Environmental Department moderated the Environmental Issues Forum presented by the Michigan…

Hotlines 6/5/19 | Newspaper Hot lines - Fenton Tri County Times

June 5, 2019 - 09:04
Hotlines 6/5/19 | Newspaper Hot lines  Fenton Tri County Times

The Michigan Secretary of State just announced that appointments are available at its offices. That's great; 48 people per day can get an appointment.

Corporate 'personhood' is not the problem | Columnists | helenair.com - Helena Independent Record

June 2, 2019 - 08:00
Corporate 'personhood' is not the problem | Columnists | helenair.com  Helena Independent Record

While I agree with the spirit of Sue Kirchmyer's Sunday (May 27) IR op-ed, a constitutional amendment to “end corporate personhood rights” as she proposes, ...

Whitmer urges business to back gas tax, Michigan Republicans still balking - Bridge Michigan

May 30, 2019 - 20:01
Whitmer urges business to back gas tax, Michigan Republicans still balking  Bridge Michigan

The Democratic governor pleaded with the state's business leaders to pressure legislators on her $2.5 billion road proposal after signing auto insurance reform.

Shirkey set to pitch ballot initiative in 2021 challenging term limits - The Detroit News

May 30, 2019 - 19:17
Shirkey set to pitch ballot initiative in 2021 challenging term limits  The Detroit News

Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey said he plans to challenge Michigan's strictest-in-nation term limits for legislators by ballot initiative in 2021.

Shirkey pushes '22 ballot initiative terminating term limits - Michigan Advance

May 30, 2019 - 15:23
Shirkey pushes '22 ballot initiative terminating term limits  Michigan Advance

Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake) said Thursday that he wants to reform term limits — once they force him out of office in 2022.

Enbridge offers new 2024 deadline for Great Lakes oil tunnel - Michigan Advance

May 30, 2019 - 12:43
Enbridge offers new 2024 deadline for Great Lakes oil tunnel  Michigan Advance

After weeks of negotiations between Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration and the Canadian oil company Enbridge, the latter has announced that it can ...

How Michigan's most powerful lobby gets its way in Lansing - Detroit Free Press

May 30, 2019 - 12:30
How Michigan's most powerful lobby gets its way in Lansing  Detroit Free Press

On a cold Thursday morning In downtown Lansing, a Buick idles near the front door of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce office. Three minutes before 10 ...

Governor: Care for Injured Drivers in Michigan Will 'Still Be There' After Insurance Overhaul - Insurance Journal

May 30, 2019 - 12:12
Governor: Care for Injured Drivers in Michigan Will 'Still Be There' After Insurance Overhaul  Insurance Journal

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on May 28 defended a pending overhaul of the state's auto insurance law, saying treatment for injured drivers will "still.

Michigan lobbyist for polluter wrote law easing toxic cleanups, emails show - Bridge Michigan

May 29, 2019 - 17:55
Michigan lobbyist for polluter wrote law easing toxic cleanups, emails show  Bridge Michigan

Emails uncovered by FOIA show a Lansing lobbyist wrote a law to weaken pollution cleanup standards, months after negotiating a lawsuit settlement with a ...

Nessel: I ran on shutting down Line 5 and I'll do it without a deal by June - Michigan Advance

May 29, 2019 - 17:28
Nessel: I ran on shutting down Line 5 and I'll do it without a deal by June  Michigan Advance

Attorney General Dana Nessel told the Michigan Advance on Wednesday that safety concerns about the oil pipeline running under the Straits of Mackinac was ...

Skubick: Whitmer and Republican legislative leaders still far apart on road fix money - WLNS

May 29, 2019 - 14:08
Skubick: Whitmer and Republican legislative leaders still far apart on road fix money  WLNS

LANSING, Mich (WLNS) - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is hoping to transfer the bi-partisan momentum on no-fault car insurance to her efforts to fix the roads.

Nessel vows to act to shut Line 5 by end of June unless Whitmer gets pact - The Detroit News

May 29, 2019 - 11:24
Nessel vows to act to shut Line 5 by end of June unless Whitmer gets pact  The Detroit News

Mackinac Island — Attorney General Dana Nessel said Wednesday she will act by the end of June to shut Enbridge's Line 5 oil pipeline beneath the Straits of ...

Nessel vows to move on shutting down Enbridge's Line 5 pipeline in 30 days - Crain's Detroit Business

May 29, 2019 - 08:16
Nessel vows to move on shutting down Enbridge's Line 5 pipeline in 30 days  Crain's Detroit Business

MACKINAC ISLAND — Attorney General Dana Nessel said Tuesday that she will take legal action to shut down Enbridge Energy's controversial Line 5 within 30 ...

Ruling favors regulation of short-term rentals - Herald Palladium

May 29, 2019 - 06:00
Ruling favors regulation of short-term rentals  Herald Palladium

LANSING — The Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled against homeowners seeking to maintain a short-term vacation rental in a residential neighborhood, ...