state government http://wmuk.org en WSW: Could Michigan Improve Its Emergency Manager Law? http://wmuk.org/post/wsw-could-michigan-improve-its-emergency-manager-law <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Bridge Magazine finds that Michigan's Emergency Managers Law is one of the most aggressive of its kind in the nation.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:15:33 +0000 Gordon Evans 15821 at http://wmuk.org WSW: Could Michigan Improve Its Emergency Manager Law? Consumers Energy Drops Renewables Fee http://wmuk.org/post/consumers-energy-drops-renewables-fee <p><a href="http://www.consumersenergy.com/">Consumers Energy</a> customers will see slightly lower electricity bills starting next month. That's because on Thursday the state <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/mpsc">Public Service Commission</a> approved the utility's plan to drop a renewable energy surcharge. The <a href="http://www.gongwer.com">Gongwer News Service</a> reports that the PSC approved the change because of the falling cost of wind power. Elimination of the surcharge was included in Consumers new renewable energy plan.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:23:27 +0000 Andrew Robins 15210 at http://wmuk.org Consumers Energy Drops Renewables Fee WSW: Study Finds Racial Disparities in Michigan's Foster System http://wmuk.org/post/wsw-study-finds-racial-disparities-michigans-foster-system <p></p><p></p><p>The <a href="http://www.publicpolicy.com/REC%20Report%20FINAL.pdf">report by the Michigan Race Equity Coalition</a> finds minority children are more likely to live in families investigated for abuse and neglect.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 28 May 2014 12:53:58 +0000 Gordon Evans 14650 at http://wmuk.org WSW: Study Finds Racial Disparities in Michigan's Foster System Minimum Wage Increase Signed Into Law http://wmuk.org/post/minimum-wage-increase-signed-law <p></p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.gongwer.com/programming/index.cfm?locId=1#sthash.ZHZPUH91.dpbs">Gongwer News Service</a> Editor Zach Gorchow&nbsp;says Republicans feared a ballot proposal to boost the minimum wage of $10.10 an hour.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 28 May 2014 11:34:39 +0000 Gordon Evans 14645 at http://wmuk.org Minimum Wage Increase Signed Into Law Wenke Goes Libertarian in State Senate Race http://wmuk.org/post/wenke-goes-libertarian-state-senate-race <p>The Republican primary in the state Senate district that includes Kalamazoo County this August is suddenly a lot smaller. Former state representative and Kalamazoo County commissioner Lorence Wenke says he's dropping his primary bid. But he's not out of the race. The <a href="http://www.gongwer.com">Gongwer News Service</a> reported late Friday that Wenke plans to run as the Libertarian Party's candidate instead.</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 23:41:35 +0000 Andrew Robins 13908 at http://wmuk.org Wenke Goes Libertarian in State Senate Race