*County News*

Oakland County to Explore Alternatives to Detroit Water System

April 4th 2014

Oakland County to Explore Alternatives to Detroit Water System (Oakland County Board of Commissioners, April 4, 2014) On Thursday, April 3, 2014, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners Finance Committee voted unanimously 9-0 to support a resolution allocating $500,000 to study alternatives to the Detroit Water & Sewer System. This resolution #14064 was authored by […]

Study Puts Michigan in the Bottom Five States for Public Education

April 4th 2014

Study Puts Michigan in the Bottom Five States for Public Education (Education Trust-Midwest Press Release, April 4, 2014) Michigan now ranks in the bottom five states for student learning progress over the last decade in some subjects, according to The Education Trust-Midwest’s new 2014 State of Michigan Education report.  Michigan is one of only six […]

SEMCOG Adopts Green Infrastructure Vision

April 3rd 2014

SEMCOG Adopts Green Infrastructure Vision (SEMCOG Press Release, April 3, 2014) By a unanimous vote of its member local governments, the General Assembly of SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, adopted the Green Infrastructure Vision for Southeast Michigan, at its meeting last week in Detroit. Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett, who chaired SEMCOG’s Green […]

ENDA Lobbying Comes to Michigan

April 3rd 2014

ENDA Lobbying Comes to Michigan (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 3, 2014) “We need to live in a country where you can get married on a Friday and not have to worry about being fired on Monday.” The sentiment was shared by Human Rights Campaign Michigan Field Organizer Allison Van Kuiken at the ENDA campaign kick-off […]

Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown Running for Lt. Governor

April 3rd 2014

Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown Running for Lt. Governor (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 3, 2014) Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer has announced his running mate for the upcoming election – Oakland County Clerk and former State Representative Lisa Brown. The announcement came this morning, just a day after Schauer appeared with President Barack Obama in […]

President Visits Ann Arbor to Promote Min. Wage Increase

April 2nd 2014

President Obama Visits Ann Arbor to Promote Minimum Wage Increase (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 2, 2014) The move is on in Michigan and across the country to raise the minimum wage, and to help promote the effort President Barack Obama came to Ann Arbor for a speech at the University of Michigan. Stepping off Air […]

Humbly Bad-ass: The Gangstagrass Experience (video)

March 30th 2014

Humbly Bad-ass: The Gangstagrass Experience (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 30, 2014) After the show Sunday night, a fan asked the doorman at the Magic Bag if he could have the Gangstagrass poster out of the glass case on the wall.  “Man that’d be neat to have to remember this night, I’m a huge fan,” […]

Federal Government Recognizes Michigan Same-Sex Marriages

March 28th 2014

Federal Government Recognizes Michigan Same-Sex Marriages (DOJ Press Release, March 28, 2014) Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, March 28, 2014 Statement by Attorney General Eric Holder on Federal Recognition of Same-Sex Marriages in Michigan Attorney General Eric Holder issued the following statement today on the status of same-sex marriages […]

Senators and Reps Ask US AG to Recognize Michigan Gay Marriages

March 27th 2014

Senators and Representatives Ask US AG to Recognize Michigan Gay Marriages (Sander Levin Press Release, March 27, 2014) Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow with Reps. John Dingell, Sander Levin, Gary Peters and Dan Kildee sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, requesting that, for the purpose of federal law and benefits, he recognize […]

State Won’t Recognize Same Sex Marriages Made Over Weekend

March 26th 2014

State Won’t Recognize Same Sex Marriages Made Over Weekend (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 26, 2014) Governor Rick Snyder announced today that over 300 same-sex marriages performed on Saturday, during the window of time when they were legal, will not be recognized until after a stay on Friday’s District Court decision has been lifted. Judge Bernard […]

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