Michigan House Panel Trims LARA Budget

LANSING - Proposed funding for the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs will jump in the 2017-18 budget, but still be a bit smaller than Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposal following action by a House Appropriations subcommittee. The LARA subcommittee reported HB 4239 to the full House Appropriations Committee unanimously but at $1 million less than

By |2017-03-30T21:09:57-04:00March 30th, 2017|Business, Politics|

Michigan House Budget Calls For 1.9 Percent University Budget Increase

LANSING - Michigan’s 15 universities would see a 1.9 percent increase under the House version of the higher education budget reported Thursday, $9 million less than Gov. Rick Snyder recommended. The budget, HB 4229, was reported 5-0 with Rep. Yousef Rabhi (D-Ann Arbor) abstaining. The House Appropriations Higher Education Subcommittee budget concurred with Mr. Snyder

By |2017-03-30T21:04:38-04:00March 30th, 2017|Business, Politics|

Feds Set To Issue Mid-Term Review Of 54.5 MPG CAFE Target

DETROIT - With fuel prices the lowest they’ve been since the start of the Great Recession, automakers have seen a boom in demand for light trucks and performance vehicles. But while that might be good for the short-term bottom line, it could pose serious problems in the longer-term, as the industry struggles to cope with

By |2016-07-05T20:31:29-04:00July 5th, 2016|Business, News|

SmartPitcher Provides Data-Driven Advice For 2015 World Series

EAST LANSING - The World Series is around the corner and fans are anticipating the first pitch. But what exactly determines what that pitch will be? What if we could add some science to this art? What if we could quantify a batter’s strengths and weaknesses and determine just how effective he is against each

By |2015-10-23T12:02:12-04:00October 23rd, 2015|Business, New Products / Contracts|

Computer Attack Insurance Rates Rise After High-Profile Breaches

SAN FRANCISCO - Companies without cyber insurance could easily end up paying hundreds of millions if hacked. Just as you safeguard your home with insurance, companies get insurance to cover any problems with customer and corporate data. With hacking on the rise, that protection is getting harder to obtain and pay for. A torrent of

By |2015-10-16T12:52:20-04:00October 15th, 2015|Business, Cyber Defense, Guest Columns|