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Residential, retail next purpose for revamped Whitney Building

Date Posted: October 18 2013

DETROIT – Nearly a century after it opened, it’s the David Whitney Building’s turn to make a triumphant resurrection. Like so many buildings in downtown Detroit that have been renovated,...

Safer silica standard jeered by industry, which wants a ‘cost-effective approach’

Date Posted: October 18 2013

“No matter how cynical you get,” comedienne Lily Tomlin said, “it is impossible to keep up.” Case in point: After “decades of discussion and bureaucratic red tape, OSHA finally issued...

Construction licensing for all trades under siege with proposed reforms

Date Posted: October 4 2013

LANSING – The sweeping reforms to state government that have taken place over the past two years have mainly been economic. For the state’s licensed trades workers, now things are...

Even more upgrades bring trades to Karn-Weadock plant

Date Posted: October 4 2013

ESSEXVILLE – Over the last two decades, emissions control upgrades installed at Consumers Energy’s Karn-Weadock Generating Complex have made the plant vastly more complex than it was when it first...

GOP finds time to draw a new line for what makes an ‘illegal’ picket in Michigan

Date Posted: October 4 2013

LANSING – Michigan’s Republican legislators – with expansion of the federal health care law, chronic unemployment and broken infrastructure already on their plate – have found time to hold a...

News Briefs

Date Posted: October 4 2013

Marquette General to move, build big Marquette General Announces New Hospital Construction Plan Marquette General Hospital and Duke LifePoint Healthcare have announced plans to construct a new 600,000 square-foot, 265-bed...

Oh, the humanity… What will GOP do if union succeeds in RTW Tennessee?

Date Posted: October 4 2013

By Dante Atkins It's a common refrain among conservative economists and politicians: If only government would end its interference in the affairs of private enterprise, the efficiencies of the free...

The Gangbox - Assorted News and Notes

Date Posted: October 4 2013

Michigan still bad for business. After nearly three years of complete Republican control off all levers of state government, a $1.8 billion tax break for businesses at the expense of...

Appeals court strikes down Michigan PLA law

Date Posted: September 20 2013

CINCINNATI – A U.S. Court of Appeals panel overturned a lower court’s ruling on Sept. 6, and reinstated a Michigan law that bans state and local governments from entering into...

Indiana circuit judge tosses state right-to-work laws

Date Posted: September 20 2013

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer (PAI) – An Indiana circuit court judge tossed out the state’s new, controversial “right to work” law, agreeing with the Operating Engineers that it...

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