The Michigan Public Service Commission on Friday approved a $368 million rate increase for DTE Energy that is set to take effect on Dec. 15.
The proposed rule would require utility companies to locate and dig up roughly 302,000 lead pipes statewide within 10 years to ensure clean drinking water for Michiganders and to protect children’s health.
As a current and former state legislator, we know that no one should have to worry about losing their job for putting their health or their loved ones first.
Grant funding awarded through Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration will help Michigan cities and road commissions rebuild local roads in a dozen communities.
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.