2 hrs ago
WHich Five Democrats Just Voted for a Farm Bill that Cuts Food Stamps by $20 Billion?
Last week, on June 10th, the Senate passed its version of the Farm Bill in a bipartisan vote of 66 to 27. The Senate's farm bill would cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program , known more commonly as food stamps, by $4.1 billion over the next ten years.
13 hrs ago
Lansing State Journal
Editorial: Congress must act on the farm bill
It passed a similar bill last year, only to watch it die in the House after that body refused to bring the package to a vote.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
UPDATE 3-Big investor urges Smithfield breakup over buyout
Starboard Value LP revealed a major stake in Smithfield Foods Inc on Monday and urged the world's largest pork producer to explore a breakup rather than go ahead with a planned $4.7 billion takeover by Chinese meat company Shuanghui International.
Editorial: Cash the biggest crop in this farm bill
We find remarkable that the Senate approved Monday a so-called "farm bill" that calls for nearly $1 trillion in questionable spending and hardly a discouraging word has been heard on Capitol Hill.
Sun Jun 16, 2013
Fight over surveillance efforts blurs party lines in Michigan
Revelations the government has amassed Americans' phone, email and Internet records has split Michigan lawmakers on whether the surveillance programs are violating civil liberties or necessary tools in fighting terrorism.
Lansing State Journal
Michigan food stamp recipients would be hit hard by cuts
The number of Americans relying on food stamps has soared to historic levels, and Michigan has seen a bigger increase than most states.
Rogers 'happy' with decision not to run for Senate
Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Michigan, talked Sunday about his decision not to run for the U.S. Senate in 2014, saying he wanted to focus on his role as chairman of the House intelligence committee.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
Faces at CFTC set to change with Renteria seen as next chairman
While several rules around the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act are not yet effective, faces at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and perhaps the collective face of the agency, are set to change in the coming months.
Obama trade dilemma: Scant support from Democrats
But already political trade wars are forming, and they're with fellow Democrats rather than with Republicans, his usual antagonists.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
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Senate passes 2013 Farm Bill; House vote is less sure
The U.S. Senate passed the farm bill with overwhelming bipartisan support, 66-27.
The Washington Post
Sen. William "Mo" Cowan talks with April Ryan of American Urban Radio as The Post's Nia-Malika Henderson looks on.
Crowley Post Signal
Farmers turn attention to House
Both farm bills will see a reduction in cost to the federal budget over a 10-year period.
US Rep. Mike Rogers of Mich. won't run for Senate
U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers said Friday he will not run for the U.S. Senate in Michigan next year.
Viewpoint: Michigan dairy farmers have big stake in farm bill debate
Michigan's Debbie Stabenow crisscrossed the state recently talking up the farm bill she is shepherding through the Senate.
Detroit Free Press
Food aid program aims to offer double helpings of fresh produce
Adding a few Detroit grocers to the dozens of farmers markets that double the amount food stamp recipients can spend on Michigan-grown fruits and vegetables may seem like small potatoes, but some local advocates believe it could be the leading edge of a new effort in the fresh food movement.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
'A sign of the progress we're making': Lady lawmakers to get bathroom ...
Female senators have been forced to share a two-stall facility for 20 years, causing lines and headaches.
More than $4.1 million coming to Michigan from the federal government
More than $4.1 million is coming to 29 Michigan counties as part of the Payments in Lieu of Taxes program.
Lansing Fire Department Gets Federal Grant
The Lansing Fire Department is getting a big boost in funding thanks to a grant from U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.
U.S. swaps regulator faces leadership shake-up
The top U.S. derivatives regulatory agency is facing a leadership shake-up just as it deals with some of the thorniest issues in its overhaul of rules for Wall Street, lobbyists and people inside the agency say.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
Rep. Kildee To Live For Week On Food Stamp Budget
In a news release, the Flint Democrat says he wants to raise awareness about proposed cuts in nutrition programs for low-income families and children.