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Displaying items tagged: Detroit Public Schools

Sunday, 12 June 2016 15:32

Q&A: U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Flint

Having represented his hometown of Flint in Congress since 2013, U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee remains focused on fixing the ongoing water crisis in the beleaguered city. Like many, Kildee believes the situation is indicative of what can happen when basic infrastructure gets ignored. As Kildee calls for those long-term investments, his name continues to pop up as a potential Democratic gubernatorial candidate in two years when current Gov. Rick Snyder’s term is up. Kildee spoke with MiBiz at this year’s Mackinac Policy Conference about his political aspirations and the need for government to invest in infrastructure and public education.

Published in Q&A
Friday, 03 June 2016 13:45

Reporter’s Notebook: Concurrent crises cast pall over Mackinac Policy Conference

A looming cloud hung over this year’s Mackinac Policy Conference, and it wasn’t left over from Wednesday’s rain. The majority of the approximately 1,500 attendees at the annual retreat hosted by the Detroit Regional Chamber were laser-focused on two issues the state would rather not be known for: the legislative budget fight for the nearly-bankrupt Detroit Public Schools (DPS) and the ongoing Flint water crisis.

Published in Breaking News
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 13:54

Despite Flint water crisis, Snyder still focused on education, training issues

Despite being embroiled in an ongoing public health crisis in Flint, Gov. Rick Snyder insists that his administration remains committed to accomplishing other goals in his second and final term.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 06 March 2016 15:05

Health care groups prioritize insurance claims assessments, funding issues

Medicaid and funding issues dominate the health care agenda in 2016 for advocacy groups in Lansing.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 06 March 2016 14:59

Energy policy: ‘Always the bridesmaid, but never the bride’

State lawmakers remain focused on passing energy policy this year that preserves Michigan’s limited electric choice market and abandons renewable energy standards in favor of comprehensive planning requirements.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 06 March 2016 14:51

Business groups balance priorities with need to solve Flint, DPS problems

As the state grapples with the Flint water crisis and a long-term funding solution for Detroit Public Schools, business advocates hope lawmakers will still be able to tackle policies that keep health care costs down, add transparency and help companies attract talent. 

Published in Economic Development