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Gov. Rick Snyder and Republican leaders in the Legislature signed an agreement Tuesday afternoon that sets budget targets as lawmakers look to wrap up the budget by the middle of next week.
It's the Avenue of Fashion, once the Rodeo Drive of Detroit shopping. The district suffered in recent years, like much of Detroit, but investment dollars are starting to flow back. Today, the Detroit Economic Growth Corp. is announcing a $200,000 prize from ArtPlace, a national group of nonprofits and banks -- including the Ford Foundation and Chase bank -- to install art in the vacant storefronts and medians along Livernois Avenue from Seven Mile to West Outer Drive.
State lawmakers have six working days to complete the state budget before their self-imposed June 1 deadline. And it appears that some of the biggest pieces of the puzzle -- namely, Medicaid expansion and increased transportation funding -- will not make it into the final product.
Visitors to downtown Detroit, around Wayne State University
, Henry Ford Hospital
and other spots, have been getting a spring gift: a pay-station holiday.
RML Industries of Grand Haven is getting ready to field test a walk-through checkpoint for airports and large sporting events that it says would have detected the pressure-cooker-type bombs used as an instrument of terror at the Boston Marathon.
As Michigan's weather improves, metro Detroit commuters are faced with a new season of headache-inducing road construction.
Organizers of the M1 Rail streetcar system plan to award the primary contract to design and build the $137 million transit line in less than two weeks.
Warren-based Crown Group was announced as being acquired by a group of investors; Ford will take over as title sponsor of the annual fireworks in downtown Detroit; the Lions signed "Ziggy" Ansah and eight other draft picks; and a cargo container intended to be a demonstration of a hotel lobby was dropped at Eastern Market.
High-level talks over fixing Michigan's deteriorating roads are at a standstill in the Capitol, with Republican and Democratic leaders still unable to agree much on how to even start.
The Michigan Department of Transportation has recommended lifting a ban on trucking hazardous materials across the Ambassador Bridge, and the idea has prompted concerns on both sides of the border. The agency is taking public input on the idea until May 27 and any changes likely could take a year before taking effect
Is Farmington Hills-based Grand/Sakwa Properties LLC
looking to redevelop, resell or work out a settlement deal on key land for the transit center in Troy? It's not yet clear, but a court victory last week gives the company some options.
In late March, Gov. Rick Snyder signed a package of bills and allocated $21 million for emergency dredging projects because of historically low water levels in Michigan lakes. The goal? Help bolster the state's economy for shipping and give its recreational boating industry a life preserver after years of below-normal rain and snowfall.
Michigan's high court invites solicitor general to file brief on right-to-work law, the merger between Trinity Health and Catholic East is final, MyLocker is moving its headquarters downtown and Detroit is named a finalist for the X Games.
Troy city officials did not properly fund plans for a multi-modal transit center by the time a 10-year deadline had lapsed under a consent judgment agreement with Grand/Sakwa Properties Inc., the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.
The state is considering a revamp of I-375 that would raise a portion of the road to grade level and create a pedestrian-friendly boulevard designed to attract development.
has been invited to the White House on Tuesday to meet with the Obama administration's top two health care leaders to discuss the impact of health care reform and federal budget cuts on safety net organizations.
The Michigan Legislature isn't taking a hands-off approach to the testing of autonomous vehicles, but it isn't looking to be a backseat driver either, experts say. The Senate is expected to vote on S.B. 169 this week, which will regulate the testing of driverless vehicles on Michigan's roads.
After delays and an investigation into how the company spent federal stimulus funds, LG Chem Michigan Inc.
says it is set to begin production of advanced batteries this year in Holland, MiBiz
reported last week.
The state House completed its work on its vision for the state budget last week, while the Senate still has work to do on a handful of bills that will make up its budget plan for the coming fiscal year.
The state says it's likely to dodge one of the thorniest obstacles to building a second Detroit River bridge because no active railroad tracks appear to be affected by the project.
Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital CEO Garard van Grinsven resigns, Entertainment Publications' sale to the founder's son goes through, the Masonic Temple makes payments to stop foreclosure and Detroit Mayor Dave Bing takes the first step toward a bid for re-election.
Michigan passengers may experience fewer airport delays because of a deal in Washington to end furloughs of air traffic controllers.
A two-day workshop for potential stakeholders in a regional transit system is scheduled for next month.
The Federal Transit Administration has given the M1 Rail streetcar project its required environmental clearance to build the $137 million, 3.3-mile loop on Detroit's Woodward Avenue, the project's organizers said today.