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Agriculture Chairwoman Stabenow Announces Over $5 Million for City of Norway Water Project

Major rural development investment is part of Sen. Stabenow’s 2014 Farm Bill NORWAY – U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced that the City of Norway will receive $5.6 million to support necessary improvements to its water and wastewater system. This major investment is part of […]

Dianda Introduces Legislation to Aid U.P. Communities in Crisis

LANSING – State Representative Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) introduced House Bill 5458 today to provide much-needed financial assistance to Upper Peninsula communities struggling with the frozen water lines crisis. Due to the extreme cold weather this winter and into the spring, thousands of U.P. residents are on “let run” orders to keep pipes from freezing and […]

Detroit Corps Office Receives More Than $17 Million in Recently Approved Work Plan

DETROIT—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District announces additions to its fiscal year 2014 program based on the recently approved Work Plan. This additional $17.8 million will be used in 2014 to repair breakwaters, dredge harbors and complete various projects throughout the Great Lakes. “We recognize that in this time of economic recovery we […]

Food Assistance Program Accuracy Rate at Record High

(Flint, MI) – As lawmakers debate cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) today, a new report shows it has one of the highest accuracy records of any governmental program. The United States Department of Agriculture reports that for the fiscal year of 2012, the SNAP payment accuracy rate was 96.58 […]

MICHIGAN 2013 ECONOMIC OUTLOOK RESULTS TO BE UNVEILED IN EARLY JANUARY

New Flagship Measurement Report Being Compiled by Baker Strategy Group in Late 2012 70 Business, Nonprofit and Municipal Groups Engaged In Extensive Research Process Across State ANN ARBOR, MI, OCTOBER 5, 2012—The Michigan 2013 Economic Outlook Survey is a flagship report that will be issued the first week of January. The report will present perceptions […]

State of Michigan’s Chief Information Officer (CIO), David Behen, Wins Excellence Award

Lansing – The State of Michigan’s Chief Information Officer (CIO), David Behen, was recognized for excellence on Thursday, September 27, as part of the first CIO Awards sponsored by Crain’s Detroit Business. Behen is responsible for the oversight of information technology within state government within the Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB). Nominations for […]

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