SW Michigan

6:11 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Southwest Michigan lawmakers offer mixed reaction to State of State address

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Not surprisingly reaction divided along party lines
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Gov. Rick Snyder spoke Thursday in his fourth-annual State of the State address of a Michigan that is on the rise, fueled by, among other things, job and income growth, investment in education and a budget surplus.
9:40 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Upjohn Institute Economist predicts continued slow job growth in Calhoun County

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George Erickcek says county jobs are still 1,500 short of pre-recession levels
George Erickcek expects at least another two years of growth for Calhoun County - but he cautioned that he has a track record of being too optimistic, too.
9:26 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

In State of State address Snyder offers plans to boost immigration and provide tax relief

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No specifics on taxes, but Snyder says state should "be smart" with projected surplus
LANSING, MI -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder delivered his fourth annual State of the State address Thursday, making the case that Michigan's economy and quality of life will continue to improve.
1:03 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Democrats work to get message out ahead of State of the State address

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Gubernatorial candidate calls for investment in public education and increase in minimum wage
LANSING, MI -- Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mark Schauer and a 'fake Rick Snyder' took a few jabs at the Michigan governor Thursday morning ahead of his annual State of the State address. Schauer, who served in the state Legislature before winning a term in the U.S.
12:50 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

KVCC baseball coach joins Kalamazoo Growlers staff

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Cody Piechocki was an assistant coach for Battle Creek Bombers in Northwoods League last summer
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Kalamazoo Valley Community College head baseball coach Cody Piechocki will be joining the Growlers' coaching staff this summer. Piechocki joins pitching coach Chris Smith and pitching coordinator Mike Ott on field manager Joe Carbone's staff. Piechocki will be an assistant coach of position players and also serve as Carbone's first base coach during game play.

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