Growing up, Ernest Hemingway spent many summers in northern Michigan, hunting and fishing with his father. Those years had a great influence on his work, especially the Nick Adams stories. While the International Hemingway Society often holds their conferences in Hemingway haunts such as Paris and Key West, this year, for the first time, it will be held in Petoskey, starting June 17th.
Groundbreaking ceremonies Tuesday at Lansing's Emergent BioSolutions. L-R: MI Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, Mayor Virg Bernero, Emergent CEO Daniel J. Abdun-Nabi, Emergent Executive Vice President Adam Havey, Lansing City Councilperson A'Lynne Robinson
While efforts continue to reverse Michigan’s controversial Emergency Manager law, seven of these appointees continue their work across the state. They’re trying to restore financial stability in four cities and three school districts.
Opponents of last year’s law say it subverts the democratic process by granting Emergency Managers unprecedented authority. That includes the power to cancel union contracts, dismiss employees and sell assets. Proponents, including Governor Rick Snyder, say it’s the only way out for cities and school districts mired in debt.