Cyber Summit Theme: Taking The Lead – Collaborating to Solve National Cyber Security Problems

DETROIT -  The theme for The North American International Cyber Summit on Oct. 28 is "Taking the Lead: Collaborating to Solve National Cyber Security Problems" – Building partnerships and balancing competition and information sharing for improved security.  This theme will highlight Michigan’s innovations and accomplishments to provide thought leadership on collaborative initiatives. The agenda for

By |2019-10-17T18:02:34-04:00October 17th, 2019|Cyber Defense, Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

Michigan House Unanimously OKs Codification Of Online Sales Tax

LANSING - Legislation ensuring the Michigan Department of Treasury can collect sales and use tax from remote sellers – something it already does – passed unanimously through the House on Wednesday. HB 4540, HB 4541, HB 4542 and HB 4543 passed 110-0. Under the bills, marketplace facilitators would be those who sell tangible personal property at retail locations in the

By |2019-10-16T20:20:32-04:00October 16th, 2019|Politics, Politics/Government|

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|

PFAS Drinking Water Draft Standards Announced

LANSING - The Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy announced Friday that it will be moving forward in formally setting a threshold on certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in Michigan drinking water, becoming the first in the nation to do so and aiming for finalizing the policy as soon as April 2020. These draft

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

Gov. Whitmer Eliminates Funding For Pure Michigan Ad Campaign

LANSING - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used a line-item veto to strike out all of the money for the Pure Michigan advertising campaign, Gongwer News Service reported Monday night. The legislature delivered a $59.9 billion budget to the governor late last week. The governor on Monday announced she had signed the budgets but issued 147 line-item

By |2019-10-01T16:00:03-04:00October 1st, 2019|Politics, Politics/Government|

Whitmer Uses Line-Item Veto – 147 Times – On GOP’s Michigan Budget

LANSING — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday used her line-item veto power to cut nearly $1 billion from the Republican-led Legislature’s $59.9 billion budget while declaring other parts of its plan unconstitutional and unenforceable. The first-term Democrat signed all 16 budget bills at 7 p.m., five hours before the start of the state’s new

By |2019-09-30T20:49:04-04:00September 30th, 2019|Politics, Politics/Government|

Michigan To Begin Automatic Voter Registration, Online Voter Registration

LANSING - Michigan will begin automatic voter registration, with online voter registration commencing following the November 2019 elections. Michigan will become the 18th state in the country to do so. The District of Columbia also has automatic voter registration. "Making voter registration automatic for eligible citizens means more Michigan residents will have access to participating

By |2019-09-29T19:52:14-04:00September 29th, 2019|Politics, Politics/Government|

Register Today For North American International Cyber Summit

DETROIT - The North American International Cyber Summit 2019 hosted by the state of Michigan, is once again set to take place in the heart of downtown Detroit at TCF Center (formerly Cobo Center) on October 28. As in previous year’s this event will bring together experts from across the globe to address a variety

By |2019-09-28T07:41:03-04:00September 28th, 2019|Cyber Defense, Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

State Of Michigan Recognized As A Top Five State For Overall Digital Experience Third Year In A Row 

LANSING - The state of Michigan was recognized as a top five state for creating and delivering citizen-centric services across digital platforms by the Center for Digital Government in their annual rankings announced last week.   Michigan placed fourth in the nation for overall government experience, making it the third straight year the state has finished in the top five. The awards recognize achievements and best practices of government entities who

By |2019-09-28T07:41:23-04:00September 28th, 2019|Politics, Politics/Government|