The Department of Talent and Economic Development launched Monday with the aim of making Michigan a national leader in talent development for skilled trades such as manufacturing, welding, electrical work and automotive production.
Michigan should ramp up energy-efficiency programs over the next decade and encourage — but not require — utilities to produce more power with natural gas and renewable sources to replace retiring coal-fired plants, Gov. Rick Snyder told lawmakers on Friday.
Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday signed mid-budget year bills to finalize a plan to tackle Michigan's projected $412 million shortfall in two primary funds that receive about $21 billion annually in tax revenue.
Michigan would end 15 years of competition in the electricity market and its 10 percent renewable power requirement would be left intact — but not rise — under a rewrite of the state's energy law proposed Thursday by a key Republican.