Stories tagged: "biden"

Michigan Scores $61M Federal Grant to Build Hundreds of Miles of High-Speed Internet

An eight-figure grant awarded this week from the federal government aims to help continue building out an affordable, high-speed internet network across Michigan.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks at a press conference in April. (Gretchen Whitmer via Facebook)
Can’t Afford Faster Internet? Michigan is Launching a New Effort to Help.

Federal funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act offers lower-income families in Michigan discounts to help them pay for high-speed internet and buy new computer equipment.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks at a press conference in April. (Governor Gretchen Whitmer via Facebook)
Whitmer Signs Directive Aimed at Relieving Student Loan Strain for Michiganders

As the US Supreme Court approaches a ruling on President Joe Biden’s proposal to forgive a portion of student loan debt, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has instructed various state agencies to explore cost-cutting mechanisms for borrowers in Michigan. 

This photo provided by the National Wildlife Federation shows a sign warning hunters not to eat deer because of high amounts of toxic chemicals in their meat, in Oscoda. (Photo by Drew YoungeDyke, National Wildlife Federation via AP)
Michiganders Urge Lawmakers to Take More Action to Rid ‘Forever Chemicals’ From Drinking Water

Environmental activists have new policy demands amid ongoing budget discussions—now with at least two-thirds of  the counties in Michigan home to a site contaminated by toxic PFAS chemicals. 

Mark Gendregske of Alger, charges his Kia EV6 in Ypsilanti. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Range Anxiety Relief: Michigan Amps Up Efforts to Build Out Electric Vehicle Charging Network

A new federal grant program will accelerate the installation of hundreds of new electric vehicle chargers across Michigan—and ensure EV drivers can traverse both peninsulas with ease.

Phyllis Hotchkiss talks to her son, Glen Hotchkiss, at her nursing home in Adrian. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
As 1M Michiganders Face Losing Medicaid, Dems Vow to Fight for Health Care Coverage

Health care for Michiganders and people across the country is under attack by congressional Republicans who are supporting legislation that could end Medicaid coverage for as many as 1 million Michigan residents.

White House Intergovernmental Affairs director Julie Chavez Rodriguez stands outside the White House. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
Cesar Chavez’s Legacy Lives on in Biden’s New Campaign Chair

Julie Chavez Rodriguez, the granddaughter of civil rights leader Cesar Chavez, has emerged as one of Biden's most trusted advisers. Aides believe the relationships she has nurtured with state and local officials will be helpful for the campaign.