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Another day older and deeper in debt
Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the Government store
The state of Michigan will soon allow companies, organizations and communities to use the popular "Pure Michigan" branding in joint advertising and marketing.
"We will create customized 'Pure Michigan' advertising campaigns centered around clusters of business that we have in the state," Finney [MEDC] said. "You could take automotive, or you could take dairy [Subsidized], or you could take other agricultural products [Subsidized too, even The Dead], or software and we'll create customizable opportunities for companies to actively participate in the campaign."
The move is an extension of what the state has done with the tourism industry, where it has worked with about 50 partners to jointly advertise cities and tourist attractions such as The Henry Ford [501(c)(3) Tax Exempt] in Dearborn, Finney said. In those cases, the state [all taxpayers] and the entitiessplit the costs for the creative advertising, he said.
...and that government of choosing the people, over the people, forking the people, shall not parish from Lansing, nor D.C.
Gov. Snyder has pretty much sealed his re-election fate. If he blunders on with his Milliken v2.0 course (with Calley, or not), Rick Michigan will in fact be a One Term Nerd.
Gov. Rick Snyder's decision to take Detroit into bankruptcy has statewide popularity, but his advocacy for expanding Medicaid has cost him support among fellow Republicans, according to a new poll released exclusively to The Detroit News.
Snyder's favorability has regained ground from a 38 percent low point in February after the divisive right-to-work debates, climbing to 44 percent this month, according to statewide polls commissioned by Lambert, Edwards & Associates, a bipartisan public relations firm.
The poll conducted by Denno Research shows 36.5 percent of all voters are more likely to vote for Snyder because of his stance on Medicaid, but it has come at a price among his own supporters and strained his relations with some Republican lawmakers.
About 37 percent of Republican voters said they were less likely to vote for the incumbent Republican governor because of his support of expanding the Medicaid entitlement program, a major component of President Barack Obama's health care law.
"He's got his party behind him on (Detroit)[duh!], but when you talk about Medicaid expansion, forget it [Jeez, go figure]," said Bill Ballenger, publisher of the Lansing newsletter Inside Michigan Politics.
When Snyder is out at County Party fundraisers, pay attention to what the Nerd doesn't say about his government growing, tax hiking agenda before writing him and Schostak that contribution check. NOTE:
While the governor held a series of forums over the past month advocating for Medicaid expansion inside medical facilities across the state, he's taken a different message to his Republican base lately.
During a speech Monday night before Macomb County Republicans in Sterling Heights, Snyder didn't mention his Medicaid plan or his proposals to raise taxes to fix the state's roads, but made clear the state would not be bailing out Detroit.
What a mealy-mouthed corporatist weasel, nevertheless, there it is = Rick Snyder.
More importantly, the 800 lb. Conservative Gorilla is in the "Big Tent" and still has no use for milquetoast Team R pale pastel. If Senate Republicans had any doubts on how/why they should Vote No on HB 4714, it has been unequivocally removed for them. Or, be betrayed again by a term limited Richardville without the kiss.
The following Michigan utilities filed notices of intent to participate and included meter counts:
Alger Delta Cooperative Electric Association, Bay City Electric Light & Power, Chelsea Electric Department, Cherryland Electric Cooperative, City of Marshall Electric Department, City of Negaunee Electric Department, City of Norway Electric Department, City of Petoskey, City of St. Louis, Consumers Energy Company, DTE Electric Company, Hillsdale Board of Public Works, Indiana Michigan Power Company, Lowell Light and Power, Newberry Water & Light Board, Niles Utility Department, Northern States Power Company, Presque Isle Electric and Gas Co-op, Thumb Electric Cooperative, Union City, Village of Baraga, and Village of Clinton.
(The City of Croswell, Bayfield Electric Cooperative, and HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative (which had previously indicated their intent to opt in) filed elections to opt out.)
Today's order directs all utilities that have opted-out of the collection of the surcharge not to shut off service to any residential customer from Nov. 1 through April 15, 2014, for nonpayment of a delinquent account.
Ah yes, the force of government in action.
The MPSC is an agency within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.