Lansing, MI – Lawmakers in Lansing are waiting anxiously to see what shake-ups could occur in state government with the general election in November. The minority parties in both the House and Senate are looking for gains.
Many current Senators on both sides of the aisle are term limited out after this year. The Democrats hope that means they can make a solid run at control of the chamber. But they know there's a lot of work to be done.
Wayne State University has named former Ford Motor Co. executive Allan Gilmour its interim president.
The Detroit university announced Tuesday that Gilmour starts Aug. 30 and will continue until the university finds a permanent replacement for Dr. Jay Noren, who resigned Aug. 6. A national search is planned.
Gilmour, a Harvard University and University of Michigan graduate, retired in 1995 as Ford's vice chairman and chief financial officer. He rejoined the automaker from 2002-05 in various leadership roles.
The company that operates a pipeline that spilled oil into a southern Michigan river has filed a proposed plan with federal regulators to eventually restart service.
The federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration must authorize the restarting of the Enbridge Inc. pipeline that leaked into the Kalamazoo River near Marshall. Both the company and federal regulators say Tuesday it's not known when the pipeline service might be restored.
Michigan utility regulators have approved the state's first experimental rate for residential customers to recharge their electric vehicles.
The Michigan Public Service Commission said Tuesday that it has approved an application from DTE Energy Co.'s Detroit Edison unit. The commission says the program will help Detroit Edison evaluate the effect of electric vehicles on its system.
Enbridge Inc. chief executive Patrick Daniel says he hasn't set a target date to leave the site of an oil spill in the Kalamazoo River.
Daniel has been working from the Marshall area since the spill from an Enbridge pipeline was reported July 26. He says Monday he won't return to the Canadian company's headquarters in Calgary until the cleanup has progressed to the point where Michigan residents are pleased with the company's effort toward "making this right."