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The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich.Both pending versions of the 2013 Farm Bill would make crop insurance available to cherry farmers, northern Michigan's federal legislators said. The Senate version of the farm bill emerged from the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture on Tuesday. Sen....
After winning exemptions from environmental laws for more than a decade, owners of the last coal-powered steamship on the Great Lakes agreed Friday to a court-enforced deadline to stop dumping toxic pollution into Lake Michigan. But the proposed legal...
Staff WriterBroad automatic cuts to federal funding are set to become law today, Friday, unless Congress can come to a compromise on how to curb its deficit spending. Sequestration would slash $85 billion immediately from 2013 federal budget spending and would cut...
Staff WriterPETOSKEY, Mich. — Congress is gearing up for another down-to-the-wire budget crisis this week with mandatory $1.2 trillion cuts to governmental spending set to take effect March 1. But, despite being discouraged, second-term Congressman Dan...
Getting a Saturday morning letter will be a thing of the past starting in August. The United States Postal Service announced Wednesday it will be halting Saturday delivery on first class letters, catalogs and publications later this year in an attempt...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republicans in Congress who took the politically risky step of voting to raise taxes now find themselves trying to fend off potential primary challenges next year from angry conservatives. These lawmakers wasted little time...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Paul Ryan, Fiscal Cliff, Steve Womack
WASHINGTON — While the tax package that Congress passed New Year's Day will protect 99 percent of Americans from an income tax increase, most of them will still end up paying more federal taxes in 2013. That's because the legislation did nothing to...
Staff WriterDemocratic candidate Gary McDowell conceded a narrow defeat Friday night in Michigan's 1st Congressional district, ending speculation a recount could be possible. McDowell called incumbent Congressman Dan Benishek, R-Crystal Falls, to congratulate him on...
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan showed little appetite for drastic change in Tuesday's election, whether at the White House or the statehouse. For all the concern about the struggling economy and the widespread cynicism about politicians, voters gave...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Polls, Labor Legislation, Republican Party
Republican Congressman Dan Benishek declared victory just after 4 a.m. Wednesday on a lank unofficial win over Democratic challenger Gary McDowell for a second term. With poll reporting continuing up until dawn, the Associated Press officially called...
DETROIT (AP) — Republicans are heading into Election Day with a two-seat majority in Michigan's congressional delegation and high hopes of maintaining the edge, but three surprisingly close races have Democrats eyeing a previously unexpected...
Tags: Judges, Politics, Elections, Nancy Cassis, Mike J. Rogers
How the federal debt would look in terms of a household Editor: The information below cuts thru political hype and helps put things into perspective. Let's remove eight zeros from the federal figures and pretend it's a household budget: U.S. Tax...
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