(CBS DETROIT) – An economic development organization is apologizing after hiring former Michigan Republican House Speaker Lee Chatfield. “Southwest Michigan First” says it is making internal changes to its hiring procedures and plans to establish an executive level diversity position. READ MORE: I-75 Modernization Project In Oakland County Resumes Friday With Weekend Closure Chatfield resigned after 11 days as CEO of the organization. READ MORE: New SOS Online, Self-Service Options Coming In March Advocates for Chatfield’s removal say his stance against LGBTQ+ policies should not represent the organization. MORE NEWS: DDOT/SMART Will Resume Bus Fare March 15, Both Adding More COVID Safety Measures © 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Related … [Read more...] about ‘Southwest Michigan First’ Faces Backlash For Hiring Former Michigan Republican House Speaker
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced Wednesday that it will update its guidelines on how publicly traded companies should disclose climate change-related risks to investors. Acting SEC Chair Allison Herren Lee said in a Wednesday statement that the commission will review how companies were complying with its 2010 guidelines , discuss climate-related disclosures with firms and analyze how the stock market is handling climate risks. The SEC will then update those guidelines, likely expanding on how much information companies are expected to disclose about the risks climate change poses to their business. “Now more than ever, investors are considering climate-related issues when making their investment decisions. It is our responsibility to ensure that they have access to material information when planning for their financial future,” said Lee, a Democrat appointed by former President Trump Donald Trump Romney: 'Pretty sure' Trump would win 2024 … [Read more...] about SEC to update climate-related risk disclosure requirements
Wally Adeyemo Wally Adeyemo On The Money: Neera Tanden's nomination in peril after three GOP noes | Trump rages after SCOTUS rules on financial records On The Money: What's next for Neera Tanden's nomination Wall Street braces for tougher rules under new Democratic majority MORE appears on track for a swift, uncontroversial Senate confirmation as the first Black deputy Treasury secretary following a laudatory reception at the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday. Both Democrats and Republicans in the confirmation hearing praised Adeyemo’s experience, which consists of a mix of private and public sector jobs. “Wally Adeyemo is an ideal choice to serve as deputy secretary,” Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden Ronald (Ron) Lee Wyden Yellen deputy Adeyemo on track for quick confirmation Hillicon Valley: Google lifting ban on political ads | DHS taking steps on cybersecurity | Controversy over TV 'misinformation rumor mills' 11 GOP senators slam Biden … [Read more...] about Yellen deputy Adeyemo on track for quick confirmation
Photo: Damon Winter/The New York Times/DAMON WINTER/The New York Times/ When Laura Poitras co-founded First Look Media with Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill in 2013, the venture had immediate prestige: Poitras and Greenwald shared a Pulitzer Prize for their work at the Guardian on Edward Snowen’s NSA leaks, and Scahill’s reporting illuminated the excesses of the U.S. global war on terror. Now Scahill is the only co-founder who remains. Greenwald left in November, accusing the Intercept’s editors of “censorship,” claiming that the outlet had refused to publish a column concerning Hunter Biden’s business dealings, because they were in the tank for Biden. Intercept editor-in-chief Betsy Reed said Greenwald was making himself out to be a “victim, rather than a grown person throwing a tantrum,” she wrote in a scathing public statement. In January, Poitras announced that she, too, had left First Look — but not by choice. In an open letter, Poitras wrote the company fired after … [Read more...] about Why Did First Look Let Go of Laura Poitras?
Interior Secretary nominee Deb Haaland Deb Haaland Haaland courts moderates during tense Senate confirmation hearing OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Haaland courts moderates during tense confirmation hearing | GOP's Westerman looks to take on Democrats on climate change | White House urges passage of House public lands package Schumer urges Democrats to stick together on .9T bill MORE said on Wednesday that President Biden Joe Biden Hoyer: House will vote on COVID-19 relief bill Friday Pence huddles with senior members of Republican Study Committee Powell pushes back on GOP inflation fears MORE ’s pause on new oil and gas leasing is a temporary measure and won't be a "permanent thing." “This pause...it’s just that, it’s a pause, it’s not going to be a permanent thing where we’re saying we’re restricting all these lands from something,” Haaland said in response to a question on the moratorium from Sen. Mike Lee Michael (Mike) Shumway Lee … [Read more...] about Haaland on drilling lease moratorium: ‘It’s not going to be a permanent thing’