According to a new University of Michigan report, about one out of every five U.S. households owe more on credit cards, medical bills, student loans and other noncollateralized debts than they have in savings and other liquid assets.
Warmer weather wasn’t the only factor lowering heating bills in Michigan this winter, but it sure helped.
Consumers Energy’s average residential natural gas customer is paying a bill about 20 percent less than last year due to lower gas prices and unseasonably warm temperatures in Michigan.
Some Lansing taxpayers who got bills showing they didn’t owe anything are finding out that it was all a mistake.
Michigan utility regulators say natural gas customers should see slightly lower bills this winter because of falling prices – while customers who rely on propane and heating oil probably will pay more than last winter because of higher crude oil costs.
DTE Energy is holding a customer assistance forum on Thursday for people who need help tackling their energy bills.
No approval yet for much-debated legislation that would make it easier for the state to take over troubled cities.
The term-limited Democratic governor and the Legislature finished 2010 with 383 new public acts, 166 of them signed into law this month.
Confronting the nation’s mounting deficit, President Barack Obama is urging Congress to limit spending on pet home-state projects, while Republicans are challenging him to support an outright ban.
Winter heating bills will be less this year. At least, that’s projection at this point for natural gas customers of MichCon. Experts are predicting a 6% decrease in home-heating costs from the winter of 2009.