SW Michigan

7:12 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Supporters say more cities will soon vote on marijuana decriminalization

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Kalamazoo among Michigan cities with similar ordinances on books
Proponents of legalizing marijuana in Michigan said they've collected enough signatures in Ferndale and Jackson to let voters make marijuana possession in those cities no worse than getting a traffic ticket.
6:42 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Benton Harbor vote on income tax expected in November

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Impact study on income tax expected in two to three weeks
BENTON HARBOR - After some doubt about the timing, Benton Harbor residents are once again expected to be able to vote on the city income tax in this November's election.
6:35 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Decision on fracking lawsuit expected in three weeks

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Lawsuit alleges state violated law by not assessing environmental impact before auctioning oil and gas rights
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
Circuit Court Judge Amy McDowell she would issue a written opinion within 21 days on whether to grant the state's motion for summary disposition in a lawsuit challenging oil and gas leases sold by the state at auction in 2012 in the Allegan State Game Area, the Barry State Game Reserve and Yankee Springs Parks and Recreation Area.
6:05 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Pennfield asking again for public safety millage increase

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Voters rejected proposal in May by 20 votes
Residents who support Pennfield Township's public safety millage proposal have formed a citizen group to help push for its approval. "We're actually voting on time," said Andy Halder, chairperson of Citizens for a Safer Pennfield and a part-time firefighter in Pennfield. "How much time you want before you get a response."
7:19 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Governor Snyder's office "disappointed" Perrigo to become Irish company

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Perrigo announced acquisition of Ireland's Elan Pharmaceuticals on Monday
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
ALLEGAN, MI - Gov. Rick Snyder's office is disappointed Perrigo Co. will become an Irish company but is not ignoring company plans to continue investing in West Michigan.

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