SW Michigan

1:59 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Michigan abortion opponents circulate petitions

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If approved, the proposed law would not allow women to get abortion riders on their insurance policies after they become pregnant.
LANSING - Abortion opponents will embark on a petition drive to ensure that Michigan residents have to buy an optional rider on their health insurance to cover abortions. And unlike most petition drives, if they get at least 258,088 valid signatures, and the Legislature approves the issue, it will become law without a signature from Gov.
7:39 am
Wed May 22, 2013

House Committee hears testimony on Freedom of Information Act reforms

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Bills would limit how much governments could charge for copies of public records
LANSING - Reforms to the Freedom of Information Act laws would, in theory, make it easier and cheaper for citizens to access public records. That's good news for media outlets and ordinary citizens alike who are investigating the departments that provide local and state services.
6:39 am
Wed May 22, 2013

MPI Research says it's settled issues with Animal Welfare Act

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Mattawan-based company issued statement after reports it was fined $6,900 for violations related to animal testing
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
MATTAWAN, MI - Scientific testing company MPI Research says it has settled its issues with federal authorities regarding violations of the U.S. Animal Welfare Act and there are no other outstanding matters.
6:18 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Battle Creek City Commission approves $16-million bond issue

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City officials say historically low interest rates make it a good time to borrow money for "priority projects"
The Battle Creek City Commission has given the OK for the city to take on $16 million in new debt to fund improvements and projects. At its regular meeting Tuesday, city commissioners unanimously approved a resolution that allows the city to issue up to $16 million in bonds, which will be used to fund renovations and facelifts at parks, on roads and at other sites.
8:31 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Poll shows Schauer tied with Snyder in race for governor

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Governor Rick Snyder has not officially announced re-election bid. Battle Creek Democrat Mark Schauer has indicated he will run, but has not officially launched a campaign
LANSING, MI -- Michigan Republican Gov. Rick Snyder is running dead even with potential Democratic challenger Mark Schauer, according to the results of a new statewide poll. The EPIC-MRA poll, conducted May 11-15, asked 600 likely voters who they would pick in a 2014 matchup pitting the governor against the former Congressman.