17 Community Corner The news comes just one day after Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer urged President Joe Biden to work with Congress on passing the proposal. Dylan Siwicki , Patch Staff Posted | Updated Replies MICHIGAN — President Joe Biden proposed a three-month federal gas tax holiday Wednesday that would dent historically high gas prices in Michigan by 18.4 cents per gallon, providing some immediate relief at the pumps. The news comes just one day after Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer urged President Joe Biden on Tuesday to work with Congress in an effort to temporarily pause the federal gas tax. Nationally, Americans were paying an average of $4.96 a gallon for gas Wednesday, according to AAA. In Michigan, the average price was $5.13 a gallon Wednesday. The move could be more psychological than effective in an economy battered by the highest inflation in 40 years , saving motorists a couple of … [Read more...] about Biden’s Federal Gas Tax Holiday: Would It Help Or Hurt Michigan?
PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic has decided to reverse plans to halt mining in a key black coal region to help the country safeguard its power supply amid high demand and the energy crunch prompted by the Russia's war in Ukraine. Finance Minister Zbynek Stanjura said Thursday that the state-owned OKD company will extend its mining activities in north-eastern Czech Republic until at least the end of next year, with an analysis to be made on a possible further extension until 2025. The original plans called for mining to be halted there this year, but “demand for black coal is enormous,” Stanjura said. Some other European Union countries are turning back to coal as a replacement for reduced deliveries of Russian natural gas, threatening climate goals in Europe. Russia has trimmed gas flows to EU countries like Germany, Italy and Austria on top of its gas cutoffs to France, Poland, Bulgaria and others. OKD's chief executive, Roman Sikora, said the Czech company was planning to … [Read more...] about Czech Republic to extend coal mining amid high demand
12 Politics & Government "What are their options if they're not on the ballot as one of the candidates for the Republican nominations?" said Liedel. Michigan Advance , News Partner Posted Replies Michigan Advance June 19, 2022 As four Republican gubernatorial hopefuls consider their options to try and remain in the race, one election expert has floated an alternative path available to them. Following the disqualification of former Detroit Police Chief James Craig, businessman Perry Johnson, financial adviser Michael Markey and businesswoman Donna Brandenburg from the Aug. 2 primary ballot, each has sought various legal remedies to restore their candidacies. To date, none has succeeded, most recently with a federal judge denying Johnson’s last-ditch effort. Craig, meanwhile, has announced he’s started a write-in campaign. The four were tossed off of the ballot after the Bureau of Elections (BOE) … [Read more...] about Disqualified GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Have Options To Get On The Ballot
18 Politics & Government The president is also considering whether to support distributing gas rebate cards to citizens, according to CNN. Anna Bybee-Schier , Patch Staff Posted | Updated Replies REHOBOTH BEACH, DELAWARE — President Joe Biden is considering a gas tax holiday amid high fuel prices and other inflation, according to reports. “I hope I have a decision based on the data I’m looking for by the end of the week,” Biden told reporters Monday in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The gas tax, which is just over 18 cents per gallon, funds road-related expenses, according to CNN , which reported a bill that would suspend the tax is pending in Congress but has not gained much traction. The national average gas price Tuesday was just under $4.97 a gallon, down from about $5.02 per gallon a week ago, according to AAA. Oil prices are at a 14-year high after Russia invaded Ukraine in February and energy use … [Read more...] about Gas Tax Holiday A Possibility, Biden Says
3 Local Voices Nessel also criticized her Republican opponent this fall, Matthew DePerno, for his interpretation of the Second Amendment. Michigan Advance , News Partner Posted Replies Michigan Advance June 12, 2022 Hundreds of students, parents and education professionals filled the capitol lawn Saturday morning calling for solutions to gun violence in response to a spate of mass shootings across the nation. The protest was organized by March For Our Lives, a youth-led movement focused on civic engagement, education and direct action by youth to eliminate gun violence. March For Our Lives also held corresponding events across the United States, including Washington, D.C., and Oxford, the site of a school shooting in November. Neelu Jaberi, co-captain of March For Our Lives Lansing and an incoming senior at Okemos High School, said she was inspired to take action against gun violence to a lack of response from … [Read more...] about Hundreds Gather On Michigan Capitol Steps Saturday Demanding Action To End Gun Violence
0 Politics & Government Pennsylvania Republican Scott Perry has not cooperated with the committee, despite a subpoena to appear. Michigan Advance , News Partner Posted | Updated Reply Michigan Advance June 12, 2022 The opening U.S. House hearing in a series on the Jan. 6 attack included some eye-opening new details about the events of the day and the broader plot to halt the peaceful transfer of presidential power. The nine-member investigative committee put former President Donald Trump at the center of the plot , while accusing leaders of two far-right organizations, the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers, with planning tactical details of the assault on the Capitol. Thursday night’s hearing was comparable to an opening argument of a trial, with committee leaders Bennie Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat, and Liz Cheney, a Wyoming Republican, mostly laying out the broad outlines of their investigation and … [Read more...] about 5 Things We Learned About Jan. 6 And Trump From The First Hearing