Lansing, MI – The Lansing Board of Water and Light says a new co-generation power plant in south Lansing will ultimately help keep utility rates low for its customers.
The BWL says it will build a new plant that produces both electric and steam power near the site of an historic railroad depot in the city's REO Town area. The $182 million facility will create an estimated 1,000 temporary construction jobs and 180 permanent positions.
Motorists prone to dining, e-mailing and brushing their hair while behind the wheel are being advised to knock it off by a Detroit suburb determined to crack down on distracted drivers.
Beginning July 29, drivers in Troy will receive traffic tickets if police catch them sending or receiving text and voicemail messages, eating and grooming. An ordinance approved by City Council on Monday also makes it illegal to interact with pets, read, write, or use a hand-held entertainment device while driving.
Republicans and Tea Party activists in Michigan say they fear a petition drive is an effort to hijack the movement. A group filed nearly 60,000 signatures this week seeking to a put a Tea Party on the November ballot.