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Questions On State-Funded Preschool Expansion Raised At Panel
Thursday, February 15, 2024

House members raised concerns about how Governor Gretchen Whitmer's proposals for universal Pre-K and increased funding for child care would interact with profit margins for day care centers. Those answers weren't immediately apparent to officials from the newly formed Department of Lifelong Education, Advancement and Potential, but work on the subject is ongoing.

Corbin Highlights Continued Efforts To Support Workers At Every Stage
Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Ensuring Michiganders have access to postsecondary education pipelines and encouraging labor force participation are among the many priorities for the expansive Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity. Director Susan Corbin said in an interview she has been working toward these goals for a few years and will continue to build upon them for years to come.

Whitmer Federal $14.4M Grant For West Bay Shore Drive
Wednesday, December 13, 2023

A $14.4 million Rural Surface Transportation Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation will be used to complete a road project and improve drainage on West Bay Shore Drive in Leelanau County, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced in a release Wednesday.

What Prompted Directive Streamlining Permit Process Is Unknown
Tuesday, December 5, 2023

An executive directive from the governor requesting departments and agencies quicken the permitting process came in early August, but the circumstances that led to the governor's directive remain a mystery and obtaining records that might shed light on the reasoning has proven difficult.

LEO Launches Latest Round Of Going PRO Talent Funds
Monday, October 9, 2023

Michigan employers can now apply for a share of the approximately $50 million in competitive training awards, with the state's latest application cycle for the Going PRO Talent Fund opening Monday.

Rivet To Head State Land Bank Authority
Thursday, September 28, 2023

Former Rep. Joseph Rivet will serve as the new executive director for the State Land Bank Authority .

LEO Talks Updates For Post Secondary Credentials For Adults
Tuesday, June 13, 2023

The Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity is edging toward its goal to increase the number of Michigan residents with a post-secondary credential, officials told the Board of Education during a presentation Tuesday.

Reconnect Key Topic At Senate Panel On LEO Budget
Wednesday, March 8, 2023

The effect of lowering the age for Michigan Reconnect and appropriating dollars to Michigan Regional Empowerment program for competitive grants were among the few budget items for fiscal year 2023-24 discussed Wednesday by the Senate Appropriations LEO and MEDC subcommittee.

LEO, MI Nonprofit Association Launch 'Intent To Apply' Initiative
Friday, February 17, 2023

To encourage small nonprofit organizations to apply for funds from the $35 million MI Nonprofit Relief Fund, the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity and the Michigan Nonprofit Association launched an "intent to apply" initiative on Friday.

Ed Groups Praise Whitmer Proposals; Republicans Raise Questions
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Ensuring every 4-year-old child has access to preschool through the Great Start Readiness Program and to fund a statewide tutoring program via the MI Kids Back on Track were focal points in Governor Gretchen Whitmer's fifth State of the State address on Wednesday.

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