Detroit Evening Report, Aug. 8, 2022: U.S. Senate passes Inflation Reduction Act

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Michigan’s U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters say legislation passed this week will address climate change, reduce some prescription drug costs, lower inflation and create jobs. Peters says Michiganders could feel the effects of this legislation soon. “This will save money for Michiganders immediately, within the next few months. This is a significant development to bring down costs for folks all across our state.” The U.S. Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act on Sunday. The U.S. House is expected to approve it later this week.

Other headlines for Aug. 8, 2022:

  • One of the last properties not sold to developers in Detroit’s arena “District” destroyed in a fire
  • Detroit’s Department of Public Works says some residents may experience delays in trash pickup
  • Residents looking for relief from past due water bills can learn more about Lifeline Plan at enrollment fair
  • Design Core Detroit announces new City of Design Challenge called “United by Design”

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  • Sascha Raiyn is Education Reporter at 101.9 WDET. She is a native Detroiter who grew up listening to news and music programming on Detroit Public Radio.