Opinion: Vote yes on RTA proposal

Crain’s Detroit Business: October 9, 2016

If you’ve noticed phone calls, direct-mail pieces, TV and radio spots — and just more chatter about regional transit — there’s a reason for that. A multimillion-dollar campaign — paid for by ballot committee Citizens for Connecting our Communities — is urging voters in Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and Washtenaw counties to vote yes on paying 1.2 mills toward a plan that would create a network of bus rapid transit routes and support commuter rail.

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Joining Forces

Mike Rogers is a national security commentator for CNN and former chairman of the U.S. House’s Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He was congressman from Michigan’s 8th district from 2001-2015. The former U.S. Army officer and FBI agent talked recently with the Detroiter about evolving cybersecurity issues and his new CNN television series, “Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies.”

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Phishing for Trouble

The Detroiter recently caught up with David Behen, Michigan’s chief information offi cer and director of the department of technology, management and budget. Recognized as a leader in information technology in government, Behen has been instrumental in achieving the ambitious cybersecurity goals laid out by Gov. Rick Snyder that have made the state a leader in the field.

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