Michigan Report for Monday, October 5, 2015

State, Seeking Injunction Against HP, Warns Of ExpressSOS Problems

The move by Hewlett Packard to pull its employees from the now cancelled Business Application Modernization project for the Department of State prior to a transition period will cause the number of people unable to use the popular ExpressSOS online system "to rise considerably beginning as soon as January of 2016," according to an independent contractor hired by the state.

Additionally, HP's refusal to turn over the source code for the ExpressSOS website and Penske application jeopardizes the state's ability to accept credit card payments, a Department of Technology, Management and Budget employee said. The Penske application is designed to allow manufacturers to issue license plates without waiting for the transaction to be processed by a Department of State branch office.


Debate Rages On Over Anesthesiology Bill In Senate

A bill that would modify the scope of practice of certified nurse anesthetists still is not formally on an agenda in the Senate Health Policy Committee, yet Monday, proponents of the bill spoke out against recent "attacks" about the implications of the bill and urged its passage.


Schuette Book: Important Lessons Are Family, Humility, Forgiveness

In a book that ranges across lessons from football greats, politicians and business leaders, Attorney General Bill Schuette said Monday the most important lessons he has learned were to make time for his family, to be humble and to forgive.

Also In Gongwer

  • Courser, Gamrat Mostly Quiet After Former Staffers File Suit
  • State Police Beginning Security Review After Virginia Vehicle Hack Test
  • Courser, Gamrat Emails Warn Against GLEP Mailers
  • State: Sales Tax Can Be Applied To Delivery, Installation
  • Capital Notebook
  • Supplemental Agency Calendar
  • Supplemental Notice Of Legislative Committees

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