SW Michigan

9:06 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Upton one of Congressional Republicans to meet with President on Thursday

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20 GOP leaders to meet with President Obama
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Congressman Fred Upton will be one of a few House Republicans to meet with President Barack Obama Thursday at the White House to try to resolve disputes over the debt ceiling and end the government shutdown.
8:25 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Governor Rick Snyder gives deposition in lawsuit over Detroit bankruptcy

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Governor calls authorizing bankruptcy "a difficult, but necessary decision"
LANSING - Gov. Rick Snyder is to be questioned under oath for three hours in the Detroit bankruptcy case this morning in what experts say is likely a historical first. Bankruptcy experts say they know of no other case in which a state governor has testified in a Chapter 9 bankruptcy and it's not even the norm for city mayors to be deposed.
8:18 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

State officials say heating bills should be lower this year

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But weather could cause fluctuations
LANSING - Michiganders' heating bills should be lower than last year as long as the weather cooperates. Lower prices for natural gas, propane and heating oil should counterbalance the effects of higher consumption to keep residential heating bills lower this winter, according to the Michigan Public Service Commission.
12:52 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Attorney General says Michigan Supreme Court shouldn't hear appeal in "Right to Work" case

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Five unions representing state employees have filed suit over law
  • Source: Freep
  • | Via: Lansing State Journal
LANSING - The Michigan Supreme Court shouldn't waste its time taking up an appeal over one of the state's controversial right-to-work laws, Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette wrote in a court filing this week. Schuette opposes the state employee unions' effort to appeal a Court of Appeals ruling in August, which found Michigan's public-sector right-to-work law does apply to the state's 35,000 unionized workers.
12:43 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

State prepares for further impact of federal government shutdown

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Officials say state worker furloughs probably won't happen unless shutdown continues into November
LANSING, MI - As politicians in Washington D.C. fail to reach an agreement to fund the government, effects of the partial government shutdown are creeping closer to Michigan and several of its federally funded programs. While most of the programs have money for October, the state is preparing if the shutdown continues through the month.

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