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Lawmakers to challenge Whitmer environmental order - The Detroit News

February 6, 2019 - 10:05
Lawmakers to challenge Whitmer environmental order  The Detroit News

Lawmakers will challenge Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's order that abolished environmental review panels the GOP majority passed into law last year.

Michigan Republicans move to block Gov. Whitmer's environmental overhaul - Bridge Michigan

February 6, 2019 - 03:00
Michigan Republicans move to block Gov. Whitmer's environmental overhaul  Bridge Michigan

One month after taking office and pledging to work with Republicans, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's plans to reorganize the state's environment agency face a ...

GOP-Led Michigan House Rejects Whitmer's Environmental Order - U.S. News & World Report

February 6, 2019 - 03:00
GOP-Led Michigan House Rejects Whitmer's Environmental Order  U.S. News & World Report

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's Legislature is considering whether to quickly reject Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's order that abolished three new panels that have ...

GOP-led Michigan House rejects Whitmer's environmental order - Herald-Whig

February 6, 2019 - 03:00
GOP-led Michigan House rejects Whitmer's environmental order  Herald-Whig

The Republican-led Michigan House has voted to reject Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's environmental order that would reshape the state environmental agency.

Whitmer nixes business-backed panels | News, Sports, Jobs - Alpena News

February 5, 2019 - 18:35
Whitmer nixes business-backed panels | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

LANSING — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday abolished panels that Republicans created to give industries more say in environmental regulators' ...

Read previously undisclosed Republican emails on Michigan gerrymandering - Bridge Michigan

February 5, 2019 - 06:15
Read previously undisclosed Republican emails on Michigan gerrymandering  Bridge Michigan

A slew of new emails were made public on the eve of a federal trial over whether the GOP illegally gerrymandered legislative and congressional districts in ...

Michigan Chamber Expresses Disappointment With Executive Order, Encourages Lawmakers To Disapprove - PRNewswire

February 4, 2019 - 16:31
Michigan Chamber Expresses Disappointment With Executive Order, Encourages Lawmakers To Disapprove  PRNewswire

LANSING, Mich., Feb. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statement in response to Governor Whitmer's ...

Emails: GOP redistricting mapmakers focused on protecting Rep. Walberg - The Detroit News

February 4, 2019 - 12:10
Emails: GOP redistricting mapmakers focused on protecting Rep. Walberg  The Detroit News

GOP mapmakers focused on protecting Rep. Tim Walberg from challengers in 2012, according to new emails in a federal suit alleging gerrymandering.

Whitmer focuses on clean water, climate change in environmental department overhaul - The Detroit News

February 4, 2019 - 03:00
Whitmer focuses on clean water, climate change in environmental department overhaul  The Detroit News

Whitmer reconfigured the state environmental department, refocused efforts to fight chemical contaminants and joined an effort to fight climate change.

Gretchen Whitmer reshapes Michigan environmental watchdog agency - Bridge Michigan

February 4, 2019 - 03:00
Gretchen Whitmer reshapes Michigan environmental watchdog agency  Bridge Michigan

The new Democratic governor is revamping DEQ to more closely focus on clean water, climate change and protecting poor communities from environmental ...

Whitmer Nixes Business-Backed Panels With Regulatory Role - U.S. News & World Report

February 4, 2019 - 03:00
Whitmer Nixes Business-Backed Panels With Regulatory Role  U.S. News & World Report

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has abolished three panels that Republicans created to give business groups more say in environmental regulators' ...

Opinion: Michigan lawmakers take fresh aim at 'dark store' taxes - Traverse City Record Eagle

February 3, 2019 - 13:30
Opinion: Michigan lawmakers take fresh aim at 'dark store' taxes  Traverse City Record Eagle

Michigan lawmakers are taking another run at closing what they call a tax loophole that has allowed big-box retailers to lower their property tax assessments by ...

Municipalities push 'dark store' bills seeking property tax clarity - MiBiz: West Michigan Business News

February 3, 2019 - 03:00
Municipalities push 'dark store' bills seeking property tax clarity  MiBiz: West Michigan Business News

State lawmakers are trying for a third consecutive session to codify rules over property tax assessments that municipalities say have cost them millions of dollars ...

Global Detroit Pushes Back on Trump's Latest Immigration Proposals - Xconomy

February 1, 2019 - 08:39
Global Detroit Pushes Back on Trump's Latest Immigration Proposals  Xconomy

President Donald Trump's demand for more than $5 billion in budget appropriations to build a wall along the southern border of the United States---and.

Postal Service closure could delay delivery of tax forms - The Detroit News

January 31, 2019 - 17:45
Postal Service closure could delay delivery of tax forms  The Detroit News

Washington — The suspension of mail *service* in parts of Michigan and the Midwest due to record-setting cold this week could affect timely delivery of W-2 tax ...

Postal Service closure could delay delivery of tax forms - The Detroit News

January 31, 2019 - 17:45
Postal Service closure could delay delivery of tax forms  The Detroit News

Washington — The suspension of mail *service* in parts of Michigan and the Midwest due to record-setting cold this week could affect timely delivery of W-2 tax ...

Oscoda-AuSable Chamber holds membership meeting | News - Iosco County News Herald

January 29, 2019 - 12:14
Oscoda-AuSable Chamber holds membership meeting | News  Iosco County News Herald

OSCODA – The Oscoda-AuSable Chamber of Commerce (OACC) held its annual membership meeting on Friday, Jan. 25 at the Huron Shores Artisan Hall in ...

Bipartisan bills: Michigan lawmakers take fresh aim at 'dark store' taxes - Bridge Michigan

January 29, 2019 - 06:15
Bipartisan bills: Michigan lawmakers take fresh aim at 'dark store' taxes  Bridge Michigan

Michigan lawmakers are taking another run at closing what they call a tax loophole that has allowed big-box retailers to lower their property tax assessments by ...

Bipartisan bills: Will latest measure put an end to lame duck in Michigan? - Bridge Michigan

January 29, 2019 - 06:10
Bipartisan bills: Will latest measure put an end to lame duck in Michigan?  Bridge Michigan

After a contentious lame-duck session and accusations of partisan power grabs, Republican and Democratic lawmakers are pushing a resolution to ask voters to ...