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Aug 29, 2022

EPA waives fuel rule in 4 states after Indiana refinery fire

The Environmental Protection Agency temporarily lifted a federal rule for fuel sales in four states in response to a fire last week at an Indiana oil refinery that could affect prices and supply.

Aug 19, 2022

Judge retains jurisdiction in lawsuit over Enbridge pipeline

A federal judge Thursday kept jurisdiction over a lawsuit seeking to close an oil pipeline crossing a section of the Great Lakes, rejecting Michigan's effort to shift the case to state court.

Jul 8, 2022

Michigan panel wants details on Great Lakes oil tunnel plan

A Michigan regulatory panel said Thursday that it needs more information about safety risks before it can rule on Enbridge Energy's plan to extend an oil pipeline through a tunnel beneath a waterway linking two of the Great Lakes.

May 4, 2022

Democratic group directs spending to Wisconsin, Michigan

A Democratic group is directing its television spending to the upper Midwest states of Michigan and Wisconsin where Democratic incumbent governors are faced with tough reelection bids.

Mar 30, 2022

Michigan Gov. Whitmer signs over $4.7B for infrastructure

Michigan is investing more than $4.7 billion to improve infrastructure, including drinking water upgrades, internet access and fixing roads, bridges and dams.

Mar 18, 2022

Whitmer calls for temporary freeze on 6% gasoline sales tax

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday proposed temporarily freezing Michigan's 6% sales tax on gasoline and diesel fuel as a way to lower high pump prices and keep intact road and bridge funding.

Mar 9, 2022

Evers urges Congress to pause 18-cents-a-gallon gas tax

Governors Tony Evers and Gretchen Whitmer joined four other Democratic governors Tuesday in urging Congress to pause the 18.4-cents-a-gallon federal gasoline tax for the rest of the year to alleviate pump prices that exceed $4 a gallon.

Feb 14, 2022

Democrats eye key governors’ races as backstop against GOP

Gov. Tony Evers was in a familiar spot earlier this month when Republican legislators sent him a bill that would have banned anti-racist teachings in schools. For the 66th time since taking office in 2019, he pulled out his veto pen.

Feb 7, 2022

Whitmer to propose $1 billion boost to transportation budget

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will propose a $1 billion, or nearly 20%, boost to Michigan's transportation budget to repair roads and increase spending on transit and other programs.

Jan 20, 2022

Michigan governor releases plan draft for carbon neutrality

Michigan will build clean energy infrastructure and invest in green programs over the next 30 years with the goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050 to confront climate change, a draft of a state plan says.

Dec 28, 2021

Whitmer OKs extending development tax incentives by 5 years

Michigan developers with "transformational" plans to redevelop brownfield sites can continue to seek tax incentives after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Legislature extended the program for an additional five years.

Dec 16, 2021

Enbridge seeks federal jurisdiction in oil pipeline dispute

Enbridge Energy moved Wednesday to shift to federal court a Michigan lawsuit seeking shutdown of an oil pipeline that runs beneath a channel linking two of the Great Lakes.


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