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  • Attorney general files comments with at MPSC about Consumers Energy spending plan

    February 28, 2024

    This month, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel filed comments with the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) on Consumers Energy Company’s 5-year distribution plan. The Commission required Indiana Michigan Power Company, Consumers Energy Company, and DTE Electric Company to file their 5-year distribution plans last fall and set separate 2024 deadlines for interested parties to file comments regarding the plans.

  • Oakland County to conduct first siren test of severe weather season

    February 28, 2024

    Oakland County will conduct its first outdoor warning siren test of 2024 on Saturday, March 2. It will produce a steady three-minute tone beginning at 1 p.m.
    In a real emergency, the siren indicates a tornado has been sighted or strongly indicated on radar or a severe thunderstorm with sustained winds of 70 mph or greater is in the area. Residents would be given instructions to seek shelter immediately and listen to radio or television for more information.

  • Whitmer signs bipartisan bills to protect children, cut red tape, improve environmental review process

    February 28, 2024

    On Monday, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed two bipartisan bills to better protect foster care children in Michigan and ensure they are receiving a high-quality education. She also signed a trio of bills to cut red tape and improve the environmental rules promulgation process.

  • Supreme Court casts doubt on states' efforts to regulate social media platforms

    February 28, 2024

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court cast doubt Monday on state laws that could affect how Facebook, TikTok, X, YouTube and other social media platforms regulate content posted by their users. The cases are among several this term in which the justices could set standards for free speech in the digital age.

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