SW Michigan

6:46 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Oshtemo Township board moves ahead with anti-discrimination ordinance

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Ordinance would include protection from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP, MI -- The Oshtemo Township trustees hope to have a draft non-discrimination ordinance to review at their August 13 meeting, after the board voted 6-1 at its Tuesday meeting to support development of a non-discrimination ordinance. The resolution the passed by the township board, with Trustee Dave Bushouse dissenting, outlines five things the township will do: 1.
9:32 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Political news site ranks Michigan governor's race a "tossup"

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The Rothenberg Political Report had rated the Michigan governor's race "tossup/tilt Republican"
Former Rep. Mark Schauer announced his gubernatorial campaign in late May, rejuvenating Democratic hopes of defeating GOP Gov. Rick Snyder in Michigan next year. Schauer defeated GOP Rep. Tim Walberg, 49 percent to 46 percent, in 2008. He then lost to Walberg, 50 percent to 45 percent in a 2010 rematch.
9:27 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Detroit Emergency Manager cancels creditors' bus tour

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Media interest in the tour caused some of the creditors to back out
Detroit — Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr on Tuesday scrapped a scheduled bus tour for Wall Street creditors of the city’s worst areas. Several creditors decided against taking the tour Wednesday and said they would rather spend time researching the city’s financial condition, the emergency manager’s spokesman Bill Nowling said.
9:20 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Southwest Michigan superintendents skeptical that consolidation can lead to big savings

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State Superintendent Mike Flanagan wants intermediate districts in charge of transportation, food service and other operations
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - Southwest Michigan superintendents expressed initial skepticism regarding a proposed plan to consolidate schools' administrative services among the state's 57 intermediate districts.
2:25 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Kalamazoo city manager ad puts salary at $150,000

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The advertised salary is more than retiring manager Ken Collard is paid annually but is somewhat lower than his overall compensation.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo City Commission will advertise a $150,000 salary in its search for the next city manager, based upon a recommendation from its search firm. Vorhees Associates LLC has recommended the salary be listed at $150,000 with an option for it to be adjusted upward or downward based on experience, after conducting salary studies of city managers in other Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin and mid-Ohio cities.

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