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Michigan Requests Study of Electric Grid Reliability

Aug 12, 2016

This week, the Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE) and the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) asked the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) to conduct a study to help the state better understand the effects of plant closures on overall reliability.  In a letter to MISO, officials requested MISO to assess the vulnerabilities associated with simultaneous […]

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Pew Center Releases Elections Systems Study

Aug 12, 2016

This week, The Pew Center called Michigan’s elections system a “high performer” based on multiple objective measures of election performance, according to a press release from Secretary of State Ruth Johnson.  The study calculated and averaged a state’s overall performance by measuring more than a dozen separate indicators that make up the overall score.  Indicators […]

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Attorney General Announces Charges

Jul 29, 2016

Today, Attorney General Bill Schuette announced the third legal action on his Flint Water Investigation, filing eighteen criminal charges against four current and two former employees from two state departments.  The charges stem from the alleged actions taken by officials at the Departments of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Health and Human Services (DHHS), which according […]

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Governor Announces Leadership Changes

Jul 22, 2016

This week, Governor Rick Snyder announced leadership changes in both the Talent Investment Agency (TIA) and the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA).  Serving as the new Director of TIA will be Wanda Stokes.  Currently, Ms. Stokes serves as Deputy Director at LARA.  Prior to that, she worked in the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection […]

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Health and Human Services Chief Deputy Announced

Jul 15, 2016

It was announced this week that Nancy Vreibel will has been tapped to serve as the Department of Health and Human Services new chief deputy director.    She’s replacing Tim Becker, who left the role on July 8 for the private sector.  “Nancy has a wealth of institutional knowledge and experience.  She’s been a huge asset […]

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Clean Energy Manufacturing Roadmap Released

Jul 01, 2016

Last Friday, the Michigan Agency for Energy issued a Clean Energy Manufacturing Roadmap, a collaborative effort between the state of Michigan and Northeast Ohio.  It focuses on developing strategies for advancing the energy efficient building technology cluster and developing technology roadmaps for several energy intensive, clean energy manufacturing processes in order to reduce the energy […]

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Director Announces Chinese Trade Mission

Jul 01, 2016

On Thursday, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director, Jamie Clover Adams, announced she will lead a trade mission to China this November.  The focus of the mission will be connecting Michigan food and agriculture companies with Chinese buyers.  The delegation will make stops in Shanghai and Shenzhen and will partake in one-to-one meetings, […]

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Department Releases Water Strategy

Jun 17, 2016

This week, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s Office of the Great Lakes published Part 1 of the State Water Strategy.  The strategy will outline a thirty year plan to protect, manage, and enhance Michigan’s water resources.  It focuses on wise use of water to ensure healthy citizens, vibrant communities, sustainable economies, and stewardship of […]

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