Michigan is pulling out the stops to get more people in college. But a shortage of high school counselors and advisors trained to explain the application, financial aid and college-going process poses a challenge.
Deeply conservative political leaders in Ottawa County ratcheted up attacks on the local public health office, ordering steep budget cuts. Ottawa’s embattled health officer is standing firm in a fight that is drawing national attention.
State auditors found the Department of Civil Rights took on average 3 times the recommended time to resolve complaints. Some complaints were never even reviewed, ending up instead in an abandoned junk email folder.
In a 2-1 ruling, a Michigan Court of Appeals panel said the state failed to analyze the cost to businesses of complying with the stricter PFAS rules, as was required. The limits will remain in place, however, until the litigation is over.
Supporters of reviving film incentives say the legislation is a better deal for Michigan than the program that was axed in 2015. Detractors liken the proposal to a “Hollywood handout” that won’t move the state forward.