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A bill that would make major changes to Michigan’s solar power laws is getting some pushback. 

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

More Michiganders are using rooftop solar panels to generate electricity and take advantage of a state program. It requires utilities to buy back their excess power and credit the customer.


The US Supreme Court has struck down an EPA rule that was challenged by the state of Michigan. 

Melissa Benmark, WKAR

The public would not be able to obtain certain information about pipelines and other infrastructure under legislation in the state House. Supporters of House Bill 4540 say it’s an attempt to protect critical infrastructure from being attacked.

Holland, Mich. The Holland Board of Public Works’ ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday, April 21, could almost be called beginning of the homestretch of a project that has transformed significantly over its long course. “We’ve actually been doing this for almost a decade now,” BPW General Manager Dave Koster said. The construction will employ 200 tradesmen and is expected to be complete by early 2017. (Holland Sentinel)