For 64 years, there has been crude oil flowing through the Straits of Mackinac.
The 98th Michigan Legislature has passed a landmark package of bills expanding renewable energy, protecting ratepayers and the Great Lakes. Bipartisan support increased the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) from 10% by 2015 to 15% by 2022, with an interim mandate of 12.5% by 2019!
In the hyper-partisan environment of the national election, it is easy to forget that governing isn’t really about capitol buildings and politicians. It’s about the laws and investments we make that benefit all of us and create thriving communities.
Earlier this month in a legislative session that went until the early hours of the morning, both chambers of the Michigan Legislature passed the budget for 2017. Included in the budget omnibus bill is $114.3 million in emergency supplemental funding for solutions to the Flint water crisis.