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.
A Warren woman is facing criminal charges after she told her 12-year-old son he had terminal leukemia, shaved his head and eyebrows, and held a church fundraiser that pulled in more than $8,000 from sympathizers.
Obesity puts a drag on the wallet as well as health, especially for women. Doctors have long known that medical bills are higher for the obese, but that’s only a portion of the real-life costs.