US Secretary Of Commerce Meets With MI Leaders To Discuss Global Chip Shortage
Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo joined federal leaders to discuss the impact of the global chip shortage on Michigan and the urgent need for timely action to fund the CHIPS Act.detroit.cbslocal.com
Metro Detroit students have end-of-year concerns
DETROIT – During the coronavirus pandemic, Local 4 has been checking in with students around Metro Detroit on their struggles, successes and how COVID is impacting their lives. It’s no surprise that students are starting to get concerned about end-of-year activities like graduations and proms. Paula Tutman spoke with students from the Walled Lake Consolidated School District, and they thing Michigan lawmakers need to be more efficient with their time. They acknowledge that they are not entitled to a fun senior year, but believe they have earned the right to start making plans. Walled Lake superintendent Kenneth Gutman said he thought there would be more guidance from Lansing, so he could direct his students on what they can and cannot plan toward, but he said he’s heard nothing.
Watch: Metro Detroit student roundtable on Inauguration Day, history and the future
DETROIT – Our future -- the next generation of Americans -- got together with Local 4′s Paula Tutman on Inauguration Day. It was a roundtable of more than 30 local students. As we celebrate Black History Month, these students share how they see change and progress happening in our country when it comes to race relations. Experts in our History 4 All special airing during Black History Month say our young people -- our next generation -- are our hope for real change in the future. More: Black History Month stories
WATCH: Gov. Whitmer holds roundtable on ‘Rebuilding Michigan’ plan
Governor Gretchen Whitmer held a media roundtable Thursday morning to offer an update on her “Rebuilding Michigan” plan that she discussed in her 2020 State of the State address. On Wednesday night, Whitmer announced that Michigan will borrow $3.5 billion to rebuild the state’s deteriorating roads and bridges over a five-year period. This is after the Republican-led Legislature rejected her proposed gasoline tax hike. On Thursday, the State Transportation Commission authorized the sale of $3.5 billion in road and bridge-building bonds. Read more: Whitmer: ‘No more waiting’; Michigan to borrow $3.5B for roads