delete

Debt Payment Scam! – August 10, 20...

Treasury: Be Alert for State Debt Payment Scam State Treasury Department Works with Individuals to Resolve Debts LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Treasury is asking residents to be alert for a new scam that implies the federal government will pay their outstanding state tax debts or other state debts. Within the last month, the state Treasury Department has noticed an increase in cases where individuals are attempting to pay their outstanding state debts with routing numbers from two U.S. Department of Treasury Bureaus – the Financial Management Service (FMS)...
delete

President Obama Grants Gov. Rick Snyder&...

LANSING, Mich. – President Barack Obama today declared a federal emergency in Flint, based on Gov. Rick Snyder’s request made on Thursday, January 14, providing resources to help provide residents access to safe, clean water. Obama denied an additional request for a major disaster declaration. “I appreciate the President approving my federal emergency request and supporting Flint during this critical situation,” Snyder said. “I have pledged to use all state resources possible to help heal Flint, and these additional resources will greatly...
delete

Casperson Bill Aiding Victims of Natural...

LANSING, Mich.—The state Senate on Thursday unanimously passed legislation sponsored by Sen. Tom Casperson to assist those who rebuild structures lost to acts of God or natural disasters. “Disasters such as the Duck Lake fire in Luce County a few years ago result in widespread devastation that has long-lasting impacts on individuals, families, businesses and communities,” said Casperson, R-Escanaba. “Through no fault of their own, property owners suddenly find themselves homeless or experiencing a great loss of property. The bill is meant as a small step to help them...
delete

DNR Recommends “Firewise” Landscaping to...

Homeowners with properties in heavily-wooded or rural areas of Michigan were advised today by the Department of Natural Resources that implementing several preventive landscaping techniques can help minimize property loss in the event of a wildfire. Known nationally as “Firewise” landscaping, the preventive measures include such things as leaving at least a 30-foot open-space buffer between the home and tree line, and pruning back any over-hanging or low-hanging branches. “Building your home among the pine trees can be part of the allure of living up north, but doing so...