SW Michigan

7:45 am
Wed December 10, 2014

U.S. House Approves $300-Million for Great Lakes

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Bill now goes to the Senate
WASHINGTON - The U.S. House passed a bill Tuesday authorizing $300 million a year to be spent over the next five years on water quality efforts in the Great Lakes states.
7:22 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Road Funding Debate Heads to Conference Committee

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Critical week ahead for funding infrastructure
LANSING, MI - The Michigan House and Senate agree: The state needs to find more than $1 billion a year in extra money for road and bridge repairs. Now they just have to decide where that money should come from.
6:28 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Snyder Declares Detroit's Financial Emergency Over

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A hearing is scheduled for Monday to determine when Detroit will exit bankruptcy
Detroit - Gov. Rick Snyder has accepted a recommendation from Detroit's emergency manager that the city's financial crisis has ended and it should emerge from receivership. The governor, in a Tuesday letter to Kevyn Orr, said he will terminate Orr's appointment and announce during a Wednesday news conference that the financial emergency in Detroit is officially over.
6:22 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Vote on Internet Sales Tax Bill Could Come Wednesday

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Michigan retailers and small business owners support change, but some conservatives are wary of new tax
A move to force Internet-based retailers to charge Michigan's 6% sales tax is gaining steam in the state Legislature. Two bills in the House were moved for a possible vote today. Two similar bills passed out of a Senate committee last week and are awaiting action during the next two weeks of the lame duck session of the Legislature.
6:15 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Palisades Plans Response to Finding of Safety Violation

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission could downgrade the safety status of plant and boost regulatory oversight
COVERT - Federal nuclear regulators say they found a safety violation of "low to moderate safety significance" at the Palisades nuclear power plant earlier this year.

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