Beth LeBlanc and Jonathan Oosting The Detroit News Published 10:18 AM EST Feb 6, 2019 Lansing -- Michigan lawmakers are gearing up to challenge Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order that abolished three environmental rules review panels the GOP Legislature passed into law last year. The Legislature has the constitutional right to overturn any executive order within 60 days or Whitmer could make amendments to the order to restore those panels, said Rep. Rep. Triston Cole of Mancelona, the state House majority floor leader. “I personally believe the governor has overstepped her constitutional authority to undo that with a swipe of her pen, so we’re going to address that,” Cole said Wednesday. The executive order in its entirety isn’t necessarily problematic, just those areas eliminating the panels, Cole said. However, if the Legislature were to overturn the executive order, it would likely overturn the entire order. The pushback from … [Read more...] about Legislature to challenge Whitmer order that nixed environmental panels
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By Russ Mitchell Los Angeles Times Tues., Jan. 29, 2019 The heat on Elon Musk is approaching full boil. Tesla is low on cash. A $920-million (U.S.) debt payment comes due in March. Demand for Tesla cars appears to be softening. Thousands of workers just got laid off. On Wednesday, Tesla is set to release fourth-quarter and full-year earnings data. Musk warned last week to expect a lower fourth-quarter profit. The next quarter might not be profitable at all, he said. The company scored a healthy profit last quarter, but that’s looking like an aberration. After the earnings release, Musk will hold a conference call with stock analysts. The questions historically tended toward softball when they weren’t weird. (“Elon, who do you think would be a more formidable competitor over time, BMW or Amazon?”) But Wall Street seems to be turning sour on the stock. In late 2018, one of Tesla’s biggest investors, the T. Rowe Price family of mutual … [Read more...] about Will Musk — and analysts — finally get serious about Tesla’s challenges?
Jonathan Oosting The Detroit News Published 11:57 AM EST Jan 14, 2019 Lansing — President Donald Trump may need to accept less than half of the border wall funding he is requesting to reach a deal with Democrats to reopen the federal government, said a Michigan Republican hoping for a quick resolution. “It should end with a compromise,” U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Tipton, told The Detroit News on Sunday. “We should negotiate it to an end.” Trump “has to get funding for the wall” as part of any deal to end the partial government shutdown, now the longest in U.S. history, said Walberg, the second most senior Republican in Michigan's House delegation. But the president may not get the full $5.6 billion or $5.7 billion he’s asking for, the congressman said “Maybe it’s two-and-a-half (billion),” Walberg suggested. “I’ve talked to some Democrats who say: 'Yeah, we could do … [Read more...] about GOP rep: Trump may not get full $5.7B for border wall
Updated 6:14 am PST, Saturday, January 12, 2019 An image of a boy is painted on the bars of the border wall, in front of coils of razor wire Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, seen from Tijuana, Mexico. The partial government shutdown was on track Friday to become the longest closure in U.S. history as President Donald Trump and nervous Republicans looked for a way out of the mess. A solution couldn't come soon enough for federal workers who got pay statements Friday but no pay. less An image of a boy is painted on the bars of the border wall, in front of coils of razor wire Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, seen from Tijuana, Mexico. The partial government shutdown was on track Friday to become the ... more Photo: Gregory Bull, AP Photo: Gregory Bull, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 An … [Read more...] about The Latest: Democrats challenge Trump, GOP to end shutdown
Ariana Grande is Billboard’s Woman of the Year, and just generally killing it. She works with trainer Harley Pasternak for workouts that she can do anywhere. I tried out her workout for a week and was surprised by how intense it was. It seems like there is nothing Ariana Grande can’t do. In 2018 alone she’s broken Spotify record after Spotify record, with her album “Sweetener“ becoming the most streamed most-streamed album ever for a female artist in its opening week and Grande herself became the most streamed most-streamed artist on the site almost overnight. Let’s not forget she also broke YouTube’s record for the most views in 24 hours with her video “Thank U, Next” in late November and, to top it all off, she was named Billboard’s Woman of the Year in December. In between topping the charts and planning a world tour, the superstar manages to maintain a strict workout regimen – because she can truly do it all … [Read more...] about I worked out like Ariana Grande for the week and I barely survived