The state is giving the automaker about $800 million in incentives for the projects. GM says thousands of jobs will follow as it builds capacity to make electric vehicle batteries and EV trucks in its home state.
State officials will consider raising minimum energy standards for newly constructed homes. Environmental groups back the tougher standards, noting a federal study showing savings in utility costs. Home builders object that it will raise the cost of new construction.
Studies have since dashed the initial promise of the anti-parasitic drug to treat COVID-19, but a U-M-led study finds ivermectin is still being prescribed, and is still being covered, in part, with taxpayers dollars.
There are an estimated 330,000 failing systems across Michigan, costing many thousands of dollars to repair. A measure touted as having bipartisan support would use American Rescue Plan funds to help pay the expense.
Michigan law requires educators to immediately report suspected abuse. But when a 13-year-old told Northern Michigan Christian Academy officials her teacher sexually assaulted her in 2004, they didn’t call police or child protection workers.
Roughly one-third of children in Michigan under age 5 qualified for child care subsidies, but only 5 percent received those credits. Meanwhile, an estimated 44 percent of Michiganders live in “child care deserts” — places with a lack of licensed child care providers.