PNS Daily News - September 26, 2017 

Today’s news focuses on several issues including: a third Republican opposing the latest Obamacare repeal effort; a look at the safety of personal information on this Voter Registration Day; and U.S. crime still historically low despite a recent rise.

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Public News Service - MI: Urban Planning/Transportation

A new report connects Michigan road woes and other economic troubles to business tax cuts. Credit: DodgertonSkillhause/Morguefile

LANSING, Mich. - As state legislators move to approve a plan to end the gridlock over road funding, a new report points to business tax cuts as the source of the funding debacle. According to the findings from the Michigan League for Public Policy, the state budget and individual taxpayers suffered

PHOTO: As part of a plan to fund road repairs in Michigan, state lawmakers are considering eliminating the state's Earned Income Tax Credit. Opponents argue the estimated savings from the elimination of the tax are too small to merit serious consideration. Photo credit: Nirbhao/Flickr.

LANSING, Mich. - A lifeline for some low-income families could be cut, as House lawmakers consider eliminating Michigan's Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). A vote could come soon on House Bill 4609, which would eliminate the tax credit as part of a road-funding plan. Supporters of the bill claim th

PHOTO: Gov. Rick Snyder's office estimates the poor condition of the state's roads costs Michigan families $500 per year in repairs and lost wages, but local leaders say the cost to business development in the state is even higher. Photo courtesy of

LANSING, Mich. - Anyone who has driven on Michigan's roads likely will complain about their condition, but local leaders say the state's crumbling infrastructure isn't just a burden for drivers - it's a barrier to business. That's why they're urging lawmakers to take action. In Sterling Heights, th

PHOTO: New vehicles in the United States are getting better gas mileage than ever before, according to a new report from the Environmental Protection Agency. Photo credit: SDRandCo/morguefile.

DETROIT - Drivers are saving money at the pump, as U.S. fuel economy reaches an all-time high, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA reports model year 2013 vehicles achieved an average of 24.1 miles per gallon. That reflects a half-mile per-gallon improvement over the previous y

GRAPHIC: A new report shines a light on how many people in the state are struggling, with 1.5 million Michiganders either below the poverty line or struggling to make ends meet. Image courtesy of the Michigan Association of United Ways.

LANSING, Mich. - Though they might technically be escaping poverty, a large group of Michiganders is continually struggling to make ends meet, according to a new study of financial hardship in the state called the ALICE project. An acronym, ALICE stands for "Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Emplo

PHOTO: Hundreds of amateur and professional videographers will take to the streets of Detroit on Saturday to document what they feel is most important to the city's future. Photo credit: Steven McGee.

DETROIT – What does one day in Detroit look like? Hundreds of filmmakers, non-profit organizations and inspired citizens will take to Detroit’s streets with video cameras on Saturday to answer the question. Detroit is one of 11 U.S. cities and metropolitan areas to be featured in a na

LANSING, Mich. - A new initiative under way in Michigan is spreading the word that as the population ages, cities, towns and neighborhoods need to make changes - or risk losing older residents. Housing options, travel choices and nearby shopping and medical care are the tenets of "livable communiti

LANSING, Mich. - Students in Lansing Community College's Alternative Energy Program are painting the town green with a hands-on lesson in one eastside neighborhood. As part of the school's "Restoration Works" program, they are renovating and retrofitting two foreclosed houses with cutting-edge, ener

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