Michigan Technology related politics

Bills To Amend Minimum Wage, Paid Sick Time Introduced For Michigan Lame Duck

LANSING - A pair of bills were introduced in the Senate Thursday that would radically change the initiative petitions adopted in September by the Legislature requiring employers to provide paid sick time to their workers and raise the state's minimum wage, making them more business-friendly according to Republicans and likely to spark a major lame-duck

By |2018-11-09T12:43:21-04:00November 9th, 2018|Politics, Politics/Government|

Two Business Expansions Creating 100 Jobs Get State Aid

LANSING — The Michigan Strategic Fund has supported two business expansions, in Washtenaw County’s Pittsfield Township and in Kent County’s Plainfield Township. Pacific Industrial Development Corp. received a $400,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant to support an investment of $17.2 million expansion that will create 50 jobs. (A photo of the plant is above.)

By |2018-11-08T18:09:34-04:00November 8th, 2018|Politics, Politics/Government|

Gov. Snyder Names Long-Time MDOT Deputy As New Director

LANSING - Gov. Rick Snyder has named a new director to steer the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and replace long-time director Kirk Steudle. Kirk Steudle Mark Van Port Fleet took the helm as MDOT's new leader Thursday, moving up from his post as senior chief deputy director. He has 38 years of experience at

By |2018-11-06T15:30:13-04:00November 6th, 2018|Politics, Politics/Government|

OST’s VanderMey Named To Michigan Health Information Technology Commission

GRAND RAPIDS  - Jim VanderMey, Chief Innovation Officer at OST, has been appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder to the Health Information Technology Commission. VanderMey will serve a four-year term, which expires Aug. 3, 2022. VanderMey has provided technical leadership and product strategic planning for OST since co-founding the firm in 1997.  He brings more than

By |2018-10-31T20:01:48-04:00October 31st, 2018|Politics|

Cadillac Students Win Governor’s High School Cyber Challenge

DETROIT - Students from Cadillac High School on Oct. 29 were crowned champion of Gov. Rick Snyder’s High School Cyber Challenge after defeating 201 other teams that competed in the third year of the competition. The finals were held during the  seventh North American International Cyber Summit that brought together more than 850 participants to

By |2018-10-29T21:41:45-04:00October 29th, 2018|Cyber Defense, Politics|

Strategic Partnership Helps First Responders Get Emergency Communications Tech

LANSING – A strategic partnership to help Michigan’s first responders with additional technology choices for emergency communications technology has been announced by the Office of Michigan’s Public Safety Communications Systems and Harris Corporation This effort will continue to focus on a reliable, secure and interoperable communications for the first responders across Michigan. “No single emergency

By |2018-10-25T17:00:39-04:00October 25th, 2018|New Products / Contracts, Politics|

Michigan Government Wins Two Information Technology Awards

LANSING - The state of Michigan received two awards for excellence in information technology at the annual awards ceremony for the National Association of State Chief Information Officers in San Diego, Calif. The Michigan Education and Career Pathfinder tool took the top spot in the Digital Government: Government to Citizen category, and Mi Bridges: Helping

By |2018-10-24T19:50:53-04:00October 24th, 2018|Politics|

Technologist Turned Politician Rosemary Bayer Running For Michigan Senate

ROYAL OAK - Rosemary Bayer, Chief Inspiration Officer at ardentCause, also is a candidate for Michigan Senate in District 12. She joined M2 Techcast to describe what she’ll do for Michigan technology should she win in November.  Rosemary Bayer To hear her campaign promises, click on https://soundcloud.com/internet-advisor-755109612/m2-techcast-episode-144-rosemary-bayer-ardentcause

By |2018-10-16T16:29:18-04:00October 16th, 2018|M2 TechCast, Podcasts, Politics|

Republican Senator Introduces Bill To End $7,500 Federal Tax Credit For Electric Cars

WASHINGTON DC - At a time when most governments are looking at ways to encourage electric vehicle adoption, a Republican senator heavily backed by the oil and gas industry has now introduced a new bill to end the $7,500 federal tax credit for electric cars and instead tax them more. Sen. John Barrasso Senator John Barrasso, a

By |2018-10-11T14:59:58-04:00October 11th, 2018|Clean Update, Featured, Politics|