Senators introduce bill to amend rule over third-party internet content

By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square 17 hrs ago (The Center Square) – In the wake of allegations of big tech companies suppressing political speech and news stories on their platforms, Republican senators and congressmen introduced legislation to amend Section 230, part of a federal code that regulates third-party content on the internet. Federal Communication … Continue reading Senators introduce bill to amend rule over third-party internet content

Lawmakers approve COVID-19 liability bills, extend unemployment benefits, and nursing home policy changes

By Scott McClallen | The Center Square Oct 14, 2020 (The Center Square) – After a session exceeding 12 hours, Michigan lawmakers passed bills replacing a framework for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s COVID-19 executive orders deemed unconstitutional by the Michigan Supreme Court. Lawmakers approved measures aiming to allow local governments to meet electronically for any reason through Jan. 1; … Continue reading Lawmakers approve COVID-19 liability bills, extend unemployment benefits, and nursing home policy changes

U.S. Supreme Court requires witness signatures for South Carolina absentee ballots

By Vivian Jones | The Center Square Oct 6, 2020 (The Center Square) – The U.S. Supreme Court has reinstated South Carolina’s requirement that absentee voters provide a witness signature on ballots cast by mail. The Supreme Court announced the decision Monday, reversing a lower court’s decision to block the state law requiring witness signatures. The … Continue reading U.S. Supreme Court requires witness signatures for South Carolina absentee ballots

Supreme Court denies Whitmer’s request for COVID-19 orders extension

By Scott McClallen | The Center Square 18 hrs ago (The Center Square) – The Michigan Supreme Court on Monday rejected Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s statement asserting her unconstitutional orders still hold power over Michiganders through Oct. 30. Whitmer previously claimed her executive orders retained the force of law for 21 days after the court's Oct. 2 ruling. Whitmer on Oct. … Continue reading Supreme Court denies Whitmer’s request for COVID-19 orders extension

Why You Can Trust God Now More Than Ever

A large poplar tree gives shade to my family on hot sunny days. The tree's shade is a result of the tree's shadow. This gives us an idea of what David meant when he said “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most  High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”  Psalm 91:1   A tree's shadow/shade protects … Continue reading Why You Can Trust God Now More Than Ever

5 Reasons Christ Died for Us

There are at least five reasons Jesus voluntarily endured unbelievable suffering on a wooden cross for us. They are all based on His unbelievable love for people, and His desire to share His abundant life with us for eternity. Take a look at five of the benefits we freely receive . His Death Grants Admission … Continue reading 5 Reasons Christ Died for Us

Op-Ed: Learning from California’s blackouts

By Tony Clark Sep 5, 2020 It should be inconceivable that in a time of American energy abundance, within the nation’s richest and most populous state, citizens are being subjected to rolling electricity blackouts. Yet here we are. California’s grid is again struggling to provide the energy that is so vital to keeping us all … Continue reading Op-Ed: Learning from California’s blackouts

Trump extends Gulf of Mexico drilling ban for 10 years, expands it to Florida’s Atlantic coast

By John Haughey | The Center Square Sep 8, 2020 (The Center Square) – Most expected President Donald Trump on Tuesday to tout his record in allocating the full federal $200 million annual commitment to the 40-year, $10.5 billion Everglades restoration plan for only the second time since Congress approved it in 2000. Instead, during a … Continue reading Trump extends Gulf of Mexico drilling ban for 10 years, expands it to Florida’s Atlantic coast

Wisconsin Supreme Court pauses Dane County’s school-closure order

By Benjamin Yount | The Center Square 2 hrs ago (The Center Square) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court is putting a check on the power of Dane County’s health commissioner.  The court on Thursday agreed to consider a legal challenge to the county’s order that stopped all schools in the county, both public and private, from … Continue reading Wisconsin Supreme Court pauses Dane County’s school-closure order

Three Ways God Will Guide You

 God Guides Through Dreams and Visions: Psalms 32:8  I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye. I can look at my children at times to give them direction and they know exactly what I want them to do. With a simple look I … Continue reading Three Ways God Will Guide You

Senate Republicans unveil new stimulus measure that would extend federal unemployment benefits through December

By Dan McCaleb | The Center Square 18 hrs ago (The Center Square) – A new stimulus package unveiled by Senate Republicans Tuesday would provide unemployed workers with an additional $300 in weekly benefits through Dec. 27 and extend a new round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding to small businesses. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell … Continue reading Senate Republicans unveil new stimulus measure that would extend federal unemployment benefits through December

COVID-19 sole contributing cause of fewer than 450 deaths in Michigan

(The Center Square) – For fewer than 450 COVID-19-related deaths in Michigan since the beginning of the pandemic, the virus was the only listed contributing cause, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The rest of those in Michigan who died had other comorbidities, with COVID-19 as the primary cause. … Continue reading COVID-19 sole contributing cause of fewer than 450 deaths in Michigan

Voters in Washington county to decide whether state’s largest sheriff’s office is elected this fall

By Tim Gruver | The Center Square 2 hrs ago (The Center Square) — A ballot measure this November could see King County voters lose the right to choose their sheriffs, a scenario that does not sit well with members of Washington law enforcement. Over the past century and a half, King County sheriffs have been both … Continue reading Voters in Washington county to decide whether state’s largest sheriff’s office is elected this fall

Documents show Tennessee Department of Education misrepresented intended scope of child well-being checks

By Vivian Jones | The Center Square 4 min ago (The Center Square) – While the Tennessee Department of Education has said temporarily withdrawn guidance on child well-being checks was not intended to apply to every child, internal documents and emails sent in development of the guidance show officials have misrepresented the intended scope of the … Continue reading Documents show Tennessee Department of Education misrepresented intended scope of child well-being checks

UIA shifting more workers to resolve Michigan unemployment claims

By Scott McClallen | The Center Square 19 hrs ago (The Center Square) – Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) Director Steve Gray told lawmakers Thursday the UIA is making changes to reduce a claims backlog and laid out plans to improve customer service and prevent fraud. Since March 15, the UIA has received as many claims – … Continue reading UIA shifting more workers to resolve Michigan unemployment claims

Op-Ed: How some states are winning the battle to attract new residents

By Heather Curry and Dr. Jameson Taylor Sep 3, 2020 Washington is locked in gridlock, there’s an election on the horizon, and our country is desperate to get out of the COVID-19 economic slump. The good news is that states don’t have to wait for Congress to break its logjam. There’s something we can do … Continue reading Op-Ed: How some states are winning the battle to attract new residents

Michigan welcomes four new charter schools this fall as five others close

By Bruce Walker | The Center Square 18 hrs ago (The Center Square) – Three new public charter schools will open their doors to Michigan students this fall. Another cyber school will open in Grand Rapids. The announcement of the new schools was made Thursday by the Michigan Association of Public School Academies (MAPSA), the state charter school … Continue reading Michigan welcomes four new charter schools this fall as five others close

Whitmer reopens gyms Wednesday, OKs youth sports

By Scott McClallen | The Center Square 17 hrs ago (The Center Square) – After almost six months of forced closure, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-176, reopening Michigan’s gyms and pools where they had been shuttered and approved organized sports, subject to strict protections to limit the spread of COVID-19. Gyms can open at 25 … Continue reading Whitmer reopens gyms Wednesday, OKs youth sports

Whitmer and Huntington Bank announce $5 billion Michigan economic commitment

By Bruce Walker | The Center Square 16 hrs ago (The Center Square) – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Sandra Pierce, Huntington Bank’s director of Private Banking, Insurance Agency, Vehicle Finance and Regional Banking, announced a $5 billion plan to reinvigorate the state’s economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The five-year plan will include loans, … Continue reading Whitmer and Huntington Bank announce $5 billion Michigan economic commitment

Bills look to provide COVID-19 lawsuit immunity for businesses, colleges

By Scott McClallen | The Center Square 20 hrs ago (The Center Square) – Lawmakers heard testimony on a package of bills Tuesday that aims to grant businesses and colleges immunity from COVID-19 lawsuits if those institutions follow basic safety protocols. The House Judiciary Committee heard the bills – HBs 6030, 6031, and 6032. Rep. Thomas Albert, R-Lowell, sponsored … Continue reading Bills look to provide COVID-19 lawsuit immunity for businesses, colleges