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A state commission wants Michigan law changed regarding wind test towers.
The Michigan Aeronautics Commission is pushing for legislation to amend the 1959 Tall Structure Act to enable state officials to know just where existing meteorological evaluation towers are in Michigan, and require them to be more visible to aircraft. Read More
The federal agency will expire July 1 if Congress does not renew it.
A West Michigan GE Aviation executive has expressed grave concern about the potential demise of the federal government’s Export-Import Bank, created as part of Roosevelt’s New Deal to help American businesses sell their goods and services abroad. Read More
Their new financial management software will come from “the cloud.”
The city of Grand Rapids and Kent County government are the first local governments in Michigan to contract for new financial management software available on “the cloud” to members of the non-profit Michigan Municipal Services Authority. Read More
IT professionals comment on what’s hot today.
When a business owner or CEO hears the IT people talking about pain points, pipes and the cloud, this may be the gist of their conversation: “We could fix these pain points with a bigger pipe, and we could afford a bigger pipe if we spent money on the cloud rather than investing capital on hardware in our backroom.” Read More
It’s a remainder of the National Mortgage Settlement, and it won’t last long.
The National Mortgage Settlement turned over another $600,000 to the Michigan State Housing Development Authority in April to be used as grants and/or interest-free loans to first-time homebuyers. Read More
There is also an issue the legislature must deal with regarding 911 surcharges.
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) The Kent County Board of Commissioners has received an update from the Kent County Dispatch Authority that included urging consideration of consolidating all emergency dispatch operations in Kent County under the Authority. Read More
Barron’s rated group among Michigan’s top institutional consultants.
The 16-member Veldheer, Long, Mackay & Bernecker Group in Grand Rapids has been selected by Barron’s magazine as Michigan’s top institutional investment team and the seventh-ranked institutional team in the nation. Read More
A higher level of debt in retirement is also a driving factor.
Reverse mortgages — technically known as an HECM or Home Equity Conversion Mortgage — seem to be advertised more frequently these days, and Mike Gruley says there certainly are many more requests for information about them coming in to his company. Read More