Thursday, April 4, 2013
Flights at community events and the 2013 Thunderbirds' season are canceled, according to the U.S. Air Force.
Detroit Tigers fans can keep their eyes on the field Friday during opening day. That's because Selfridge Air National Guard Base will not be participating this year in the annual flyover at Comerica Park. Potential federal sequester cuts have not only affected the beloved baseball flyover, they have also grounded goodwill flights during community events, including parades, trade shows, F-22 demonstration flights and more for the remainder of the 2013 fiscal year, according to the U.S. Air Force. "Given the current federal budget environment, the Air Force has stopped all aviation support to community events, to include our traditional fly-over of the Tigers' home opener," Technical Sgt. Dan Heaton, 127th Wing spokesman at Selfridge Air …
Michigan's senior senator discussed bipartisanship, budget and more during a visit in Novi Wednesday.
U.S. Senator Carl Levin (D-Michigan) brought good news and bad news to about 200 residents gathered at Fox Run senior living community in Novi on Wednesday. "The good news is that after about three years, the United States Senate has adopted a budget," he said. "The bad news is that the House of Representatives has also adopted a budget." Levin, barely a month removed from announcing he won't seek re-election in 2014, said both sides will have to come to an agreement on the final budget, which reaches out as far as 10 years. The key issue is the deficit. While the Republican-controlled House and Democratic-controlled Senate agree on the need for reducing it, he said, they differ widely in how to accomplish that goal. "The Republican …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Still learning the ropes in Lansing, McCready said he's committed to approving a budget focused on efficient and effective spending by June 1
Tuesday, April 2
As a state representative, I take my duty to represent the people of the 40th District very seriously and that includes keeping all of you informed about my work in Lansing. As you may know, I serve on the House Appropriations Committee, which is responsible for completing the state budget each year. This also includes serving on subcommittees for specific budget areas, including the Michigan State Police budget. I serve as chair of the MSP subcommittee and was tasked with coming up with an efficient and effective budget for the upcoming fiscal year. For those who aren't familiar with the budget process, here's a brief overview. Each year, the governor gives his budget recommendations for the upcoming fiscal year (this year on Feb. 7) …
Monday, April 1, 2013
The state legislator will be in Bloomfield Township on April 29 and West Bloomfield on April 16.
Do you have a question for your state representative in Lansing? Mike McCready (R-Bloomfield Hills), who was elected to represent the 40th District in the State House of Representatives last fall, will be in both Bloomfield Township and West Bloomfield this April. Residents interested in discussing state or local issues are encouraged to meet with McCready at the following dates and locations: No appointment is necessary to meet with Rep. McCready during either of these times. Residents unable to attend these office hours may contact McCready's office at (517) 373-8670, or via e-mail at MikeMcCready@house.mi.gov. This report was updated to reflect the West Bloomfield event is on April 16. Information provided by Rep. Mike McCready's office.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
"Voting is a fundamental right of American citizenship and I encourage young people to begin voting as soon as they're eligible," Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown says.
The next election may still be months away, but voting registration and preparation is a year-round activity. Oakland County Clerk and Register of Deeds Lisa Brown will host a voter-registration drive at West Bloomfield High School from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20. All county residents are welcome to participate. "Voting is a fundamental right of American citizenship and I encourage young people to begin voting as soon as they're eligible," the West Bloomfield democrat said. "By bringing registration services to the schools, we're helping to make students' voices heard." Brown, a former state representative elected in November, will be on site to help register students and answer questions. Joining her will be West …
A proposal that calls for more early screening, better training for primary care providers, a state information clearinghouse and more was released Monday. Leave a comment to share your reaction!
The state of Michigan on Monday unveiled a plan to address the needs of residents with autism. The Michigan Department of Community Health released the Michigan Autism Spectrum Disorders State Plan, which calls for more early screening, better training for primary care providers, a state information clearinghouse and more, according to Michigan Radio. [What do you think about the plan? Leave a comment or click here to blog about Autism Spectrum Disorders on Patch!] "Today marks another significant day for Michigan and our efforts to help families and individuals with autism," Lt. Gov. Brian Calley said. "It was an honor to sign the autism insurance legislation last year and I'm glad to see that our efforts have not stopped there. We have…
Library officials will start looking for an architect to create conceptual drawings of what the Baldwin Public Library will look like in the future.
Editor's Note: In November 2011, Bloomfield Hills residents narrowly passed a a 0.39-mill levy to fund a three-year contract with the Baldwin Public Library, giving them a library to call their own after several years and two previous millage attempts. Earlier this month, we told you about the Birmingham City Commission's approval of plans to improve the Baldwin Public Library in the very near future. So what is the Baldwin Public Library Building Program? According to Director Doug Koschik, the official report not only details specific recommendations for the renovation project, but also speaks to how Baldwin will be used in coming years. Here's five things you need to know:
Monday, March 18, 2013
The office will introduce clients to the federal services that are available to them, Bentivolio says.
Saying his "number one priority" is constituent services, Congressman Kerry Bentivolio is taking his office on the road, including a stop in Bloomfield Hills on Tuesday. Bentivolio's 11th Congressional District mobile office will tour a number of communities March 19-22 to introduce constituents to the federal services that are available to them. “The 11th District Mobile Office provides our constituents with greater access to Federal services by bringing the office right into their community," Bentivolio said in a press release. The mobile office’s April schedule will be released after the tour to these communities: Tuesday, March 19th Wednesday, March 20th Thursday, March 21st Friday, March 22nd
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson appointed Matthew M. Wirgau to the Regional Transit Authority Governing Board.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The Bloomfield area's newest representative visited classes at Sheiko Elementary earlier this week.
State Rep. Mike McCready (R-Bloomfield Hills) gave back to some of the area's youngest minds this week by celebrating National Reading Month with elementary students at West Bloomfield's Sheiko Elementary. McCready was elected to his first term in the Michigan House of Representatives last fall. He now represents Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Birmingham, and a portion of West Bloomfield. The local businessman and father of two read to Ms. Strutton, Ms. Bain, Ms. Maurer, Ms. McDowell and Ms. Schumacher's classes in honor of National Reading Month, according to a news release. McCready will be back in the district for his monthly office hours on Monday, March 18 at the Baldwin Public Library in Birmingham, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. …