Data Centers Opposing Switch Tax Bill

LANSING - A bill sitting in the House Commerce and Tourism Committee that would exempt data center Switch from additional property taxes is facing opposition from the other data centers in Michigan. The Michigan Data Center Alliance, a coalition of nine Michigan-based companies operating 38 data centers and employing 1,000 residents, said this week it

By |2019-10-13T17:36:32-04:00October 13th, 2019|Government/Politics, Politics, Politics/Government|

Gov. Whitmer to keynote Michigan Energy Innovators Gala

LANSING—The Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council (EIBC) announced that Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will be the keynote speaker at its Seventh Annual Michigan Energy Innovators Gala on Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing. EIBC officials said Whitmer has already demonstrated a commitment to an advanced energy economy in her first nine months in

By |2019-09-14T15:53:39-04:00September 14th, 2019|Clean Update, Government/Politics, Politics/Government|

$87 Million Spent On State Government Advertising In 2018

LANSING - Besides dodging potholes and orange barrels, Michigan drivers this summer may also find themselves encountering several raccoons staring down at them from billboards beside the road. But these raccoons aren't hawking any particular wares for purchase. They want you to recycle properly. They serve as mascots of a $2 million state ad campaign

By |2019-08-02T16:13:40-04:00August 2nd, 2019|Featured, Government/Politics, Politics, Politics/Government|

Gongwer Elections App Updated With New Analysis

LANSING - Gongwer News Service has updated its 2018 Michigan Elections app, available for iOS and Android devices, with new analysis for most races for state and federal offices where there is competition in the primary. The new analysis reflects the latest developments in those races as endorsements and reports of candidate activity continue to pour

By |2018-07-20T11:30:57-04:00July 20th, 2018|Government/Politics, New Products / Contracts, Politics|

Luderer Named To Head WMU Biosciences Center

KALAMAZOO - Dr. Jack R. Luderer was named in May as executive director of Western Michigan University's Biosciences Research and Commercialization Center. Luderer, who has served as WMU's vice president for research since 2002, was a key figure in securing state funding for the center two years ago and developing the center's structure and business

By |2005-05-22T00:00:00-04:00May 22nd, 2005|Archive, Government/Politics|

PharmOptima, Kalesxyn Form Joint Service Alliance

KALAMAZOO ? PharmOptima and Kalexsyn have formed a joint service alliance to offer a broad range of services for the drug discovery and research markets. Kalexsyn CEO David Zimmermann said the two companies will provide an integrated drug discovery service platform. ?This platform will provide an expedited drug discovery timeline for our client partners. Our

By |2005-03-14T00:00:00-05:00March 14th, 2005|Archive, Government/Politics|

Judge Rejects Efforts By Michigan State Police To End Anti-Terrorist Database Lawsuit

LANSING - Wayne Circuit Judge Warfield Moore rejected efforts by the Michigan State Police to end a lawsuit over its participation in the Multi-State Anti-Terrorism Information Exchange (MATRIX), a federal anti-terrorism program. Former Michigan Gov. William Milliken is among the plaintiffs seeking public access to the information collected by the State Police under the program.

By |2005-02-07T00:00:00-05:00February 7th, 2005|Archive, Government/Politics|

Microsoft Security Patch Fails To Fix The Problem

SEATTLE ? A Romania-based security service provider said that a patch issued by Microsoft this month fails to resolve all of the security issues involving the ActiveX control in Windows, which could flood PCs with spyware. GeCad said that the patch has not addressed at least one weakness that could allow a hackers to exploit

By |2005-01-24T00:00:00-05:00January 24th, 2005|Archive, Government/Politics|