*State News*

Stabenow: Wednesday Vote Could Lower Student Loan Rates (video)

July 8th 2013

Stabenow: Wednesday Vote Could Lower Student Loan Rates (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 8, 2013) A vote is expected Wednesday on US Senator Debbie Stabenow’s “Keep Student Loans Affordable Act,” an effort to bring student loan rates back to 3.4%. The rate doubled on July 1 after Republicans blocked a vote to keep the rates […]

Beware of Online Ticket Purchasing Scams

July 8th 2013

Beware of Online Ticket Purchasing Scams (Attorney General Press Release, July 8, 2013) Attorney General Bill Schuette today issued an alert advising consumers to be wary of online ticket purchasing scams. The warning comes during the busy summer concert and event season. “As we enjoy summer, Michigan consumers should protect themselves from fraudulent online ticket […]

Fireworks Safety, Code and Consequences

July 4th 2013

Fireworks Safety, Code and Consequences (C. Proxmire, July 4, 2013) Fireworks season is in full effect as communities throughout Michigan struggle to find the balance between fun, safety, tranquility, and economy. Cites have been scrambling to keep up with new provisions of state law regarding fireworks usage. Previously local governments had more say in their […]

oc View: On Crimes and Punishments

July 3rd 2013

oc View: On Crimes and Punishments (Richard E. Rosenberg, Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog, June 19, 2013) In his introduction to the Jane Grigson translation of Cesare Beccaria’s On Crimes and Punishments (Oxford UP, 1964), Mario Cuomo says that in the forty years since he first read Dei delitti e delle pene (1764) “… America’s Criminal […]

Rep. Conyers Talks about Jobs with Justice Bill at Ferndale Rally (video)

June 29th 2013

Rep. Conyers Talks about Jobs with Justice Bill at Ferndale Rally (video) (C. Proxmire, June 29, 2013) Rep. John Conyers (D-Detroit) joined a rally of about 50 green jobs activists at the corner of 9 Mile and Woodward on Friday to talk about HR 1000, the “Humphrey-Hawkins Full Employment and Training Act.” The act would […]

Hazel Park Case Could Pave Way For Marriage, Adoption In Mich (video)

June 27th 2013

Hazel Park Case Could Pave The Way For Marriage, Adoption In Michigan (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire for Between the Lines, June 27, 2013) As thousands of LGBT people awaited the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down key provisions of DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act), one Michigan family – and their legal team – was particularly […]

Wider I-75 in the Works and other SEMCOG Plans Approved

June 21st 2013

Wider I-75 in the Works and other SEMCOG Plans Approved (C. Proxmire, June 21, 2013) Despite resolutions against it by the cities of Ferndale, Hazel Park and Detroit, The Southeastern Michigan Council of Government (SEMCOG) voted this week to approve their 2040 Regional Transit Plan that includes the widening of I-75. According to the plan, […]

Mayor and Congressman Getting a Taste of Poverty to Protest Food Program Cuts

June 11th 2013

Mayor and Congressman Getting a Taste of Poverty to Protest Food Program Cuts (C. Proxmire, June 11, 2013) Ferndale Mayor Dave Coulter and US Congressman Sander Levin are taking a stand against cuts to food programs, by getting a first-hand taste of life on a food-stamp-sized budget. As part of the Food Research and Action […]

Links to Government Websites

March 30th 2013

Links to Government Websites United States www.usa.gov The White House www.whitehouse.gov U.S. Senate www.senate.gov U.S. House of Representatives www.house.gov U.S. Supreme Court www.supremecourtus.gov Michigan www.michigan.gov Michigan Senate www.senate.michigan.gov Michigan House of Representatives www.house.michigan.gov Michigan Courts courts.michigan.gov Michigan House Fiscal Agency www.house.mi.gov/hfa/home.asp Michigan Senate Fiscal Agency www.senate.michigan.gov/sfa/ Oakland County www.oakgov.com Cities Auburn Hills www.auburnhills.org Berkley www.berkleymich.org […]

Original Tuskegee Airmen Honored by Oakland County

March 15th 2012

Original Tuskegee Airmen Honored by Oakland County (Crystal A. Proxmire, Ferndale 115 News, March 15, 2012 ed.) When Oakland County Commissioner Mattie Hatchett (D -10 , Pontiac) saw the movie Red Tails, it inspired her to learn more about the Tuskegee Airmen, the elite team of African American fighter pilots who flew special missions during […]

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