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."
A new report says climate change will exacerbate problems with raw sewage flowing into the Great Lakes. That's because an increase in heavy downpours of rain cause overflows of sewage systems. The report was written by the Healing Our Waters Great Lakes Coalition.
Lansing, MI – Leaders in the Michigan Legislature are waiting for Congress to approve an extension of Medicaid funds this week. They say it will make budget negotiations in Michigan go much more quickly and smoothly.
House Speaker Andy Dillon says hundreds of millions of dollars in Medicaid funds would solve many issues with the budget deficit.
LANSING, MI – Michigan is expected to receive about $700 million in federal aid, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. The U.S. Congress is expected to approve the money for Medicaid and schools Tuesday.
Detroit, MI – Detroit Public Schools officials are planning another aggressive campaign to keep students and boost enrollment.
The state's largest district says it plans to announce a redoubling of its "I'm In" enrollment campaign.
The community and neighborhood-based effort is expected to include celebrity visits and citywide events. A refurbished mobile enrollment vehicle will crisscross the city's neighborhoods and suburbs over the next month.
Lansing, MI – Republican nominee Rick Snyder expects to rely a lot less on his personal fortune as he continues to campaign for governor after winning Tuesday's GOP primary. Snyder spent nearly $6 million of his own money to win the primary.
The former Gateway CEO and venture capitalist refused to ask interest groups for donations and was by far the largest contributor to his own campaign. And his victory on Tuesday bucked the odds.