Republican legislative leaders and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer reached a $1 billion spending bill, with most of it going to the SOAR fund, formed to attract large-scale developments to Michigan. The deal is not without critics.
A Michigan native, Brock Tessman comes to the job from Montana. His priorities when he begins Feb. 1 include increasing enrollment, ensuring more students get degrees and improving opportunities for rural students.
The suit blames FKI Hardware Inc. for contaminating nine west Michigan properties with PFAS, volatile organic compounds and metals before exiting Michigan in 2016. It’s the latest in a slew of actions by Nessel’s office against alleged groundwater polluters.
A Lansing bill would require inspection of septic systems when homes are sold. It’s meant to address worries that old systems are failing, leaking E. coli and other bacteria into waterways. The bill faces opposition from the real-estate industry.