February 27, 2012

House transportation bill remains a work in progress

As the Senate seems ready to move forward with floor debate on its version of a transportation authorization legislation, House leaders have stated their intent to revise what came out of committee. It is widely known that the House bill…
February 22, 2012

Two inch rule passes Senate

Yesterday the Senate passed HB 4589, a bill reinstating the long-standing two inch rule for sidewalk liability. In 2009 the Michigan Supreme Court reversed the two inch rule in Robinson v. City of Lansing. This legislation would reinstate that rule…
February 20, 2012

Michigan Historical Foreclosure Data Website Goes Live

The Michigan Foreclosure Task Force has launched the Michigan Historical Foreclosure Data website. This is an important new resource for foreclosure information.The website and report can be found at can find and download maps, charts and trend lines at…
February 18, 2012

Transportation bills stall in both Houses of Congress

Both the House and Senate proposals to enact a new transportation authorization bill have stalled in their respective chambers. And as different as the bills are (see comparative summary), so are the reasons for their current state. In the House,…
February 16, 2012

Amtrak celebrates beginning of new 110 mph rail service

Recently Amtrak and MDOT received federal funding to increase the maximum speeds of Amtrak trains in Western Michigan and Northern Indiana to 110 mph. Yesterday, federal, local and state officials joined Amtrak and MDOT for a demonstration of the new…
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