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NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: December 10 2010

2nd Detroit River bridge dead, for now The Detroit River International Crossing (DRIC), a proposed second bridge to be built about two miles south of the Ambassador Bridge, died in the...

Replicated plaster will re-adorn Bay City City Hall

Date Posted: December 10 2010

Water and 113-year-old ornamental plaster don’t mix. Proof of that can be found at Bay City City Hall, where an Oct. 12 roof fire led to a 20,000-gallon deluge of...

Annnd…action. Soundstage construction comes to Michigan

Date Posted: November 26 2010

PONTIAC – When it comes to moving the state forward into the business of making motion pictures, television and video production, they’re not messing around at Raleigh Michigan Studios. Under...

Jobless benefits a disincentive? Not when job seekers outnumber jobs 5-1

Date Posted: November 26 2010

“The longer you pay people not to work, the longer they’re not go to try to work.” – Radio host and leading conservative voice Rush Limbaugh, in comments made this...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: November 26 2010

Welcome drop for workplace injuries WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses among private industry employers declined in 2009 to a rate of 3.6 cases per 100 equivalent full-time...

Risk is real for delay or denial of jobless benefits

Date Posted: November 26 2010

The thin economic lifeline that is unemployment benefits could end for 3.2 million Americans by the end of December if the lame-duck session of Congress doesn’t result in the passage...

Tax, jobless situations show trickle-down theory hasn’t lost its charm

Date Posted: November 26 2010

(By Robert Reich, Fmr. U.S. Secretary of Labor) America’s long-term unemployed – an estimated 4 million or more – constitute the single newest and biggest social problem facing America. Now...

Trades start to frame new art museum

Date Posted: November 26 2010

EAST LANSING – Now rising at Michigan State University is the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum – a building sure to add architectural flair to the campus. Foundations are...

Will anti-public pension tide swamp trade unions, too?

Date Posted: November 26 2010

(By Mark Breslin) News item from MSNBC.com, Nov. 12… “Annual budget woes are a drop in the bucket compared to long-term obligations facing (some) states – particularly their promises to supply...

Another dip in the road for transportation spending

Date Posted: November 12 2010

Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) leadership have announced their plans for a $1.38 billion investment in the 2011 statewide Highway Program. According to the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association, this...

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