Detroit News

5:44 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Farmers may need permits for wetland use

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants more restrictions on how wetland use is regulated.
Michigan may lose its Department of Environmental Quality-run wetlands permitting program despite legislation awaiting the signature of Gov. Rick Snyder that is designed to stave off a federal takeover. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for several years has identified problems with the state's enforcement of the Clean Water Act - the only state other than New Jersey that is allowed this power.
5:12 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

What the DOMA repeal means for Michigan same-sex couples

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The Defense of Marriage Act was struck down by the Supreme Court today, but the Michigan same sex marriage ban is still intact.
Washington - The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Wednesday to allow the federal government to extend benefits to gay couples that were reserved for people in traditional marriages may spark a fight for recognition of gay marriage in Michigan.
1:53 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Michigan U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers will not run for U.S. Senate

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U.S. Representative Mike Rogers announced today that he won’t try for U.S. Senator Carl Levin’s empty spot.
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) announced Friday that he will not run for Senate next year, a recruiting setback for Republicans hoping to compete in a purple state with an open seat. The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said he believes he can accomplish more in the House, with his committee perch and his party in the majority.
4:09 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Auto companies fall on Fortune 500 list, SW Michigan companies move up

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GM is now in seventh place instead of fifth. Ford Motor company was also moved down in rank on the Fortune 500 to tenth place. But Kellogg moved up 13 spots to number 192, and Stryker bumped up from 308 to 305.
Washington - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. retook top spot on the Fortune 500 rankings of largest U.S. companies from Exxon Mobil as two U.S. automakers fell. General Motors Co. slid from fifth to seventh. GM fell behind Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, which rose from seventh to fifth, and Apple Inc., which rose from 17th to sixth as its revenue jumped by 45 percent in 2012.
4:07 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Road budget doesn't increase, to Snyder's dismay

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A Michigan House committee passed the state transportation budget without the extra $1.2 billion Governor Rick Snyder has been pushing for to make road repairs and improvements.
Lansing - A House committee on Tuesday passed a $3.4 billion transportation budget that is $1.2 billion less than Gov. Rick Snyder wanted to fix the state's roadways. The House Appropriations transportation subcommittee's bill does not include the $1.2 billion in new revenue Snyder is seeking because the Legislature has so far been unable to agree on whose tax bills should increase to pay for road repairs.

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