Crews have installed what’s billed as the nation’s first wireless-charging public roadway for electric vehicles beneath a street just west of downtown Detroit.
Funding from the US Department of Energy is set to help two Michigan companies expand electric heat pump manufacturing in St. Joseph and Oakland counties.
A recent report predicts that shutting down the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline would have an insignificant impact on Michigan’s energy markets and gas prices.
Economists from the University of Michigan say the US will likely avoid a recession, while Michigan’s economy will continue to see growth.
In Michigan, $9.4 billion in funding has been announced, with over 350 specific infrastructure projects identified for funding. Approximately $6.5 billion will go to transit upgrades, and almost $500 million for clean water and water infrastructure.
In an op-ed, Sharon Kourous of Stronger Together Huddle in Monroe highlights the need for government to more to help seniors retire and age with dignity and economic security.
Nearly $4 million will be used to upgrade the internet service of 56 people in Chippewa County. The Tribe of Chippewa Indians will also participate in the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Lifeline and Affordable Connectivity Program in order to get improved internet access as well.
Michiganders earning the minimum wage will see a small raise next year, but a lawsuit pending in the Michigan Supreme Court could let voters push the rate even higher.
“We’ve seen young women go from homeless to homeowner, or pay off their student loan debt in just a few years. We’ve seen mothers be able to build better lives for their children and women save up for a vacation of their dreams with their loved ones,” Tori Menold, co-founder of Women in Skilled Trades (WIST), writes in an op-ed.
Some United Auto Workers (UAW) affected by the nearly seven-week strike against the Detroit Three automakers have begun the voting process to sound off on the set of tentative agreements with Ford Motor Co., Stellantis and General Motors.