With Electric Forest right around the corner, the festival organizers have made some exciting additions to their 2016 lineup. Already featuring sets from The Disco Biscuits, String Cheese Incident, Bassnectar and Major Lazer, the fest continues to push the envelope with their new artist rollouts.Among the 25 new additions, the Axe The Cables set from STS9 truly stands out, as the band rarely performs acoustically. This comes months before the band’s previously-announced Axe The Cables set, which will take place at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Atlanta, GA this summer. More info here.The full additions include Futuristic, Getter, Liquid Stranger, Prof, Styles&Complete, The White Buffalo, and many others. There are also some newly-announced curated events, including All Good Records, Soul Clap’s House of EFUNK, Night Bass, BASSRUSH, and Anjunadeep. Those are highlighted here.You can see the event’s lineup below, and find more information is available via the festival’s website.
28Sep Rep. Chatfield bill to return Michigan driver’s licenses, put thousands back to work Ineffective charges lead to heavy burdens on families Categories: Chatfield News,News State Rep. Lee Chatfield today introduced legislation as part of a package to reform and eliminate Michigan’s ineffective driver responsibility fees.Chatfield, of Levering, who serves as House Speaker Pro Tempore, said the fees were imposed by the last administration to help balance the state budget.“It is well past time to end this mistake and put this state back to work,” Chatfield said. “When the fees were first imposed in 2003, it was nothing more than a panicked fix to raise money for an unbalanced budget. That recklessness hurt thousands of families, cost people their jobs and trapped Michigan drivers in an inescapable cycle of poverty. We must stop the negative impact these pointless fees have on families trying to make ends meet.”Chatfield’s bill completely forgives the outstanding fines owed by more than 300,000 Michigan drivers, ending the ineffective program beginning Oct. 1, 2018. Other bills in the seven-bill package allow people to participate in a community service program in lieu of paying the fees. Earlier legislation had set a 2019 date for elimination of the fees.“People who are facing the fees likely have lost their driving privileges but still must work to support their families,” Chatfield said. “Some of those people are driving illegally just so they can pay the rent and put groceries on the table. These bills will end the process of forcing otherwise law-abiding people into criminal activity and perpetuating a cycle that keep them struggling economically.”The bills were referred to the House Michigan Competitiveness Committee, which Chatfield chairs.#####