SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

Blog Claims Conflict of Interest in Enbridge Study

Jul 13, 2017

"The validity of a high-profile Enbridge Line 5 analysis is being questioned by activist groups after a Canadian blog report alleged the chief engineer for the contractor which performed the analysis was simultaneously working on another project for Enbridge." (MLive)

Tax Incentives for Big Business Head to Snyder

Jul 13, 2017

State lawmakers passed legislation to give big tax incentives to a handful of large employers Wednesday.

The bills would let approved companies keep all or part of the state income taxes withheld from their employees’ paychecks. The companies would have to meet job-creation targets and pay their workers average or above-average wages.

U.S. House Appropriations Committee makes a move to keep funding for Great Lakes restoration. Trump administration proposes cuts to university reimbursements for overhead costs in biomedical research. Lyme disease on the rise in Michigan.

A coalition that wants to legalize recreational marijuana has gathered 100,000 signatures for a petition drive so far. Cigarette sales are down in Michigan, but lung cancer deaths are up. Black bear populations have risen in the northern Lower Peninsula.

Kevin Lavery, WKAR

The 2018 election is still a ways away, but that hasn’t stopped plenty of hopeful candidates from throwing their hats in the ring. A Democrat with eyes on Michigan’s 8th Congressional District announced her candidacy Monday.