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A Michigan State University official who supervised sexual abuser Larry Nassar has been charged with sex crimes of his own. Nassar, a former MSU and USA Gymnastics Olympic team doctor, was sentenced in January to up to 175 years in prison for sex crimes. William Strampel is the former dean ...
And why Michigan government could use more sunshine. Listen. Listening... /. 27:28. WestSouthwest March 22, 2018. The Research Director for the Citizens Research Council of Michigan calls Public Act 51 the "third rail" of Michigan's pothole crisis. Craig Thiel says the act, which determines how ...

Candidates Announce Plans For More Transparency In State Government. By Cheyna Roth • Mar 13, 2018. Wikimedia Commons. (MPRN-Lansing) Democratic and Republican candidates for state office want to increase transparency in Michigan's government. © 2018 WMUK; WMUK FCC Public ...
A report from the Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) has given Michigan's government an A+ rank for its transparency in providing online access to spending data. © Shutterstock. "The state makes it easier for researchers, citizen watchdogs and reporters to analyze the spending data and ...
Rick Snyder has tried to position Michigan government as a leader in the cybersecurity field. The report made no specific findings about the state's voter database or any other specific systems, instead addressing vulnerabilities across all departments, where the computer network and devices are ... Michigan

It is a travesty that state officials refuse to disclose to Michigan residents which companies are collecting how much of literally billions of state tax dollars in business subsidy payments. The state makes available a treasure trove of information on most of its spending, but mum's the word when it comes ...
On March 12, the Michigan Department of Treasury issued an initial release of reporting that the act requires, the Associated Press reports. The findings show that over 110 of 490 local Michigan government units have either an underfunded pension plan, an underfunded retirement health care plan or both.
Two of the candidates for Michigan governor are campaigning on promises of fixing the worst thing about state government: The lack of transparency in Lansing. Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, who has spent 11 years working for state government, has proposed creating a part-time legislature with one of the ...
Democrat Jocelyn Benson is running for Secretary of State. She called for more campaign finance disclosure requirements. Her plan includes a requirement that unions and corporations publicly file reports in certain cases. She also wants to require public officials to file financial disclosure statements. Michigan
A team of finalist judges that includes a top Michigan government official and the sponsoring teachers of last year's top two statewide winners will determine the ranking of the top ten statewide winners this year. Several thousand eight grade students from over 350 Michigan schools participated in the ... Michigan
On Thursday, March 1, Grand Valley State University President Thomas Haas will travel to the State Capitol to vouch for an increase in state funding from the Michigan government. "We cannot tolerate any further disinvestment in higher education," Haas said in his retirement address. "Education is a public ... Michigan
“Finally, this is being noticed by our legislature and the entire Michigan government is finally on board and to see that after 20 years, it's just amazing,” she said. The package of bills now goes to the full senate for consideration but not everyone is on board with it. Kimberly Buddin-Crawford spoke to the ... Michigan
Flint Michigan has been in the news the past three years, because deceit and lying have been substituted for the public good by Michigan republicans, who have controlled Michigan government since 2010. A brief review. Over the past three decades, the automotive industry, led by General Motors, has ... Michigan
Adam Andrzejewski has been demanding public records from governments across the country for years. His goal: letting taxpayers know how their money is spent. The Illinois businessman and transparency advocate operates a website, Open the Books, that tracks government spending at every level (you ... Michigan
But Michigan government is at once larger than when Gov. Rick Snyder took office, and small compared to how large it has been historically. When adjusted for inflation, total state spending from all state resources — including taxes and other revenue sources, such as fees — is up about $2.8 billion, or 10 ... Michigan
Michigan government is broken, comrades, at too many levels to count. Electing a slightly better governor and a few more enlightened legislators won't fix it. If the Voters Not Politicians referendum to end gerrymandering gets on the ballot, that will help. But it won't be the answer. Not as long as our system ... Michigan

A team of finalist judges that includes a top Michigan government official and the sponsoring teachers of last year's top two statewide winners, will determine the ranking of the top 10 statewide winners this year. Several thousand eighth-grade students from more than 350 Michigan schools participated in ... Michigan
The report states that Michigan's “government officials continue to obscure large amounts of retirement debt on their balance sheets, despite new rules to increase financial transparency. This skewed financial data gives state residents a false impression of their state's overall financial health.” It points to the ... Michigan
Ford Motor Co. will temporarily lay off about 2,000 hourly workers at a Michigan plant while overhauling it to produce new versions of a popular truck and sport utility vehicle. The employees, located at the company's Michigan Stamping and Assembly Plant in Wayne, will be out of work from May 7 through ... Michigan
Michigan government is broken, comrades, at too many levels to count. Electing a slightly better governor and a few more enlightened legislators won't fix it. If the Voters Not Politicians referendum to end gerrymandering gets on the ballot, that will help. But it won't be the answer. Not as long as our system ... Michigan
The last time was in 2010, when they said no by almost two to one. Progressives were leery that right-wing Tea Party groups might hijack any constitutional convention and make things worse. Whether Michigan government can find a way to function better in the meantime may be even more of a concern. Michigan
Back a couple of years ago, Flint, Michigan was a Thing in our politics. It was a man-made tragedy that resulted from a number of decisions made by Michigan's unified Republican government, which, given that it was a unified Republican government in the 21st century, meant that it didn't give much of a ... Michigan
But Michigan government is at once larger than when Gov. Rick Snyder took office, and small compared to how large it has been historically. [Editor's Note: This is just one story in a series examining Michigan's budgets during Gov. Rick Snyder's tenure as he prepares to release his final budget proposal.]. Michigan
John Axe, a moderate Republican Detroit attorney who has been a longtime supporter of a new con-con, said “it's clearer than ever that the current constitution isn't working.” “I just hope I'm still alive in eight years,” he laughed. Whether Michigan government can find a way to function better in the meantime ... Michigan
John Axe, a moderate Republican Detroit attorney who has been a longtime supporter of a new con-con, said “it's clearer than ever that the current constitution isn't working.” “I just hope I'm still alive in eight years,” he laughed. Whether Michigan government can find a way to function better in the meantime ... Michigan
Calley spent time in Clare looking to get insight on how Michigan's government can help local businesses. Friday he dropped by the Doherty Hotel, Cops and Doughnuts and JD Metal Works. He tells us in the future he plans on attending local town halls and meetings with community leaders. We met up ... Michigan
The city of Detroit took longer than expected to respond to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests at the end of 2017, thanks to an ambiguity in Michigan's government transparency laws. The city claims days in which its FOIA office was closed as a “non-essential” service for the final week of 2017 ... Michigan
TRAVERSE CITY — Michigan's government has short-changed Traverse City by $5,493,219 in revenue sharing it otherwise should have gotten from 2003 through 2016. That's according to Michigan Municipal League figures showing what the state arguably should've paid for statutory revenue sharing ... Michigan
Happy Monday. The federal government has shut down over a Senate stalemate. If you get your news from The Washington Post, this is all the fault of President Donald Trump, the guy who boasted that he is good at making deals. If you get your news from Fox News, the blame falls squarely on the Dems. Michigan
Note that many municipalities and state retiree systems have moved their retiree populations to the private Medicare marketplace model. As a benefits professional, a taxpayer, and a participant in the system (my parents are covered by a Michigan government retiree health plan), I think we need to broaden ... Michigan
The Great Lakes are an internationally significant water resource and Michigan's government must take every reasonable step to protect their water quality. At the same time, the oil and natural gas liquids transported by Line 5 are essential to heating homes and powering workplaces across the state of ... Michigan
It integrates faculty, students, business engagement, OU's incubators, and Southeast Michigan government organizations into a single, collaborative entity. The economic development arm of the MZ provides an innovative solution to increasing jobs and prosperity in the region. Specifically, MZ programs ... Michigan
ESCANABA — The new year has arrived, and state legislators for the region are looking at their goals for 2018. State Rep. Beau LaFave having logged his first year in office after being elected in November 2016, said his highest priority for this year is pushing for lower car insurance rates in Michigan. Michigan
ESCANABA, Mich. — With the new year brings new resolutions, and for the Delta County Board of Commissioners, 2018 brings great promise for construction as well as completion of the much-discussed Delta County correctional facility project in Escanaba. After deciding at an August meeting to choose ... Michigan
... alcohol, and hotel beds. “Detroit, at this point, has been getting the lion's share of it,” Casperson said. As 2018 will be his last year in the Senate, Casperson said he has appreciated his time spent in Michigan's government. “It's been quite an experience, and it's amazing how fast (time) is flying,” he said. Michigan
Secretary of State and Board of State Canvassers, a lawsuit was brought in the Michigan Court of Appeals seeking to prevent an initiative, the Reform Michigan Government Now (RMGN) initiative, from appearing on the 2008 ballot. That initiative sought to modify Michigan's Constitution by altering four ... Michigan
“Being a social studies teacher, we can do a lot of cool things in the classroom, but until kids can actually experience some of these opportunities they don't always understand them fully,” she said. “This allows them the opportunity to meet kids from across the state to learn about Michigan government, learn ... Michigan
During his speech, Cloutier discussed his life with 18 siblings, his work with the Michigan Government in his role as a member of the Council for Labor and Economic Growth and what he would want the graduates to take away from his experiences. "There are differences among you, but you should see ... Michigan
Snyder looks back as his tenure as the head of Michigan's government. by NICK MINOCK | NEWSCHANNEL 3. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will soon begin his last year as the state's top executive. AA. LANSING, Mich. —. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will soon begin his last year as the state's top executive. In a wide ranging ... Michigan
Michigan Government Rick Snyder, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, and Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert were on hand for the groundbreaking of what will be the tallest building in Michigan. The SHoP-designed project is now expected to rise to 800 feet, making it at least 70 feet taller than John Portman's ... Michigan
LANSING, MI (WHTC-AM/FM) - Is collecting petition signatures by mail pragmatic or panic for Clean Michigan Government? Over 100,000 petitions were mailed out by the group late last month in an effort to reach the nearly 316,000 plateau needed to place the question of a part-time legislature on the ... Michigan
It would also slash their pay to reflect the reduced number of days they would be working. McMillin says the committee needs a little over 180,000 signatures by the end of January. Tags: Michigan Legislature · petition drives · Clean Michigan Government · part time legislature · TweetShareGoogle+Email ... Michigan
LANSING – The state government workforce is becoming whiter under Gov. Rick Snyder, especially in the highest-paying positions. While the state's population is more diverse, state workers of color are leaving or losing their jobs faster than their white coworkers under Snyder's watch. And, while people of ... Michigan
The waiver program was conceived with the United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region while the county worked to create a local ID program. On July 5, Kalamazoo County became the third Michigan government to create an identification card for residents who lack documents needed to gain a ... Michigan
Autopsy results and a scientific analysis showed the silver carp, which was caught June 22, was a 4-year-old male that originated in the Illinois/Middle Mississippi watershed. Interstate partnership to work on plan to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes; Army Corps is working on final version of a $275 ... Michigan
LANSING — An open seat for the top spot in Michigan government has 20 candidates in the race for governor. Following an Aug. 7 primary, voters will elect the next governor in the Nov. 6 general election. The governor serves a four-year term and is paid $159,300 a year, plus a $54,000 expense ... Michigan
Lohrmann led Michigan government's cybersecurity and technology infrastructure teams from May 2002 to August 2014, including enterprisewide Chief Security Officer (CSO), Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) roles in Michigan. He currently serves as the Chief Security Officer ... Michigan
It's great news that private sector employers are leading the way in giving people a second chance. Michigan's government should do so as well. This means allowing hospitals to hire people even if they have a criminal record and enabling contractors to work in their field. There are three clear ways that ... Michigan
That's why Michigan's government put together a task force to look at issues resulting from drone usage. The Unmanned Aircraft Task Force ... Michigan


 

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