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Dianda MDOT Cap Passes Committee

State Representative Scott Dianda has won a preliminary round in his battle to force the Michigan Department of Transportation to spend more of its money on roads. Dianda’s amendment to House Bill 4613 would cap administrative costs for MDOT at seven percent of its total budget. The cap currently stands …

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Dianda Calls for U.P. Power Plan

State Representative Scott Dianda has introduced legislation calling on the Michigan Public Service Commission to create an Upper Peninsula-wide energy plan. Dianda says the region dodged a bullet with the compromise reached to keep the Presque Isle power plant in business until 2020, and that the reprieve should be used …

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SEMCO Bills Rising

SEMCO natural gas customers will see their bills go up soon. The Michigan Public Service Commission has approved a settlement agreement that authorizes the company to continue its natural gas main replacement program. The agreement requires SEMCO to to spend 10-million dollars per year on gas main replacement through the …

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