Stories tagged: "Joe Biden"

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.

FILE - Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, April 20, 2023. The Democratic president and Republican congressional leader have each tried to assure the public in recent weeks that they don't want the government of the world's largest economy to default. But President Joe Biden has resisted McCarthy's calls for negotiations, while McCarthy is pushing a plan that can't pass the Democratic-majority Senate. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
What Happens if America Defaults on Its Debt?

If the country defaults on its debt, millions of people would lose their jobs, retirement accounts would be decimated, Social Security payments could be delayed, Medicare and Medicaid benefits could be affected, and military members could see paychecks delayed.

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.

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Op-Ed: Boosting Business in Kalamazoo Starts With Fixing Our Roads

Funding from the Biden administration’s Infrastructure law will "transform Kalamazoo’s downtown to be safer, more inviting, and more prosperous for local businesses," writes entrepreneur Kim Guess.

SSpeaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., holds an event to mark 100 days of the Republican majority in the House, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, April 17, 2023. McCarthy is hurtling toward one of the most consequential weeks of the new House Republican majority as he labors to pass a partisan package that would raise the nation's debt limit by $1.5 trillion in exchange for steep cuts that some in his own party oppose. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
House GOP Passes Bill That Would Take Food and Healthcare From Michigan Families

An estimated 464,000 Michiganders could lose access to Medicaid health insurance, 366,000 residents would lose access to food assistance, and Michigan veterans would lose 187,700 doctors visits for issues like mental health and substance disorder treatment under the bill.

A portion of the river was drained in the late 1800s to accommodate the lumber industry. (Photo via Muskegon River Watershed Assembly)
Feds Fund Project to Restore Northern Michigan River That Has Been Disconnected Since 1800s

Newly announced federal funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act will bridge a northern Michigan waterway that has been disconnected from the Maple River since the 1800s.

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.