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Hunt For State Christmas Tree Begins

Lansing, MI - The search for the State of Michigan Christmas tree is under way. The state is now taking nominations for the 2013 Christmas tree that will ultimately sit on the front lawn of the Capitol this November.

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Review Team Finds Financial Emergency In Hamtramck

Metro Detroit Government NewsHamtramck, MI - The independent, five-member Financial Review Team appointed April 17, 2013 to examine the City of Hamtramck’s finances under Public Act 436 of 2012 (Local Financial Stability and Choice Act) has concluded that a local government financial emergency currently exists in Hamtramck. City officials requested a review of its financial condition in late 2012.

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Mayor Bing Announces Support For Fire Department Equipment

Detroit, MI - Detroit Mayor Dave Bing announced on May 15, 2013 that AAA Michigan will donate $23,500 to the Detroit Public Safety Foundation to pay for the inspection of 20 aerial ladders and 4,600 feet of ground ladders used by the Detroit Fire Department (DFD).

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Oakland County Executive Submits Testimony On Proposed No Fault Changes

Metro Detroit Michigan Government NewsPontiac, MI Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson submitted written testimony to the state House of Representatives Insurance Committee May 2, 2013 opposing draconian changes to Michigan’s auto no-fault insurance laws that would drive families caring for loved ones with catastrophic injuries into bankruptcy.

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Police Authorized Tow Rate Increases In City Of Detroit

Metro Detroit Government NewsDetroit, MI - The City‘s Tow Rate Commission has recommended and the Detroit City Council has approved an increase in the rate for recovering vehicles that are towed to the City impound lot or lots operated by Police-authorized towing companies.

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