SW Michigan

7:41 am
Tue May 14, 2013

State Senate report shows increase in state revenue

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House Fiscal Agency hasn't released its projections. Treasury Department will give its report on Wednesday
LANSING - Michigan's Senate Fiscal Agency is projecting continued moderate growth for Michigan's economy but hundreds of millions of dollars more in tax revenues than officials projected in January. If accurate, the projections released late Monday are relatively good news for Gov. Rick Snyder and state lawmakers as they seek to complete the 2013-14 budget by June 1.
7:36 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Saginaw council member says he hopes manager gets offer in Kalamazoo - so he'll leave town

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Council member Andrew Wendt criticizes Saginaw Manager Darnell Earley who is finalist to become Kalamazoo City Manager
SAGINAW, MI - Following a decision by Saginaw City Council to change health benefits for 740 city retirees, one of the council members voting for the measure said it was mishandled by the city administration. Councilman Andrew Wendt, who has been advocating just such a change for months, said he holds City Manager Darnell Earley responsible for that poor handling.
8:21 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Upton says Palisades must stay offline until problems are addressed

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Congressman toured plant Monday with commissioner from Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Eight days after Palisades Nuclear Power Plant shut down May 5, an inspection is still ongoing of the safety injection refueling water tank. Until that inspection is complete, residents of Southwest Michigan won't know what the permanent solution to repair the leaking tank will be.
7:23 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

School out for year in Buena Vista

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Financial crisis closes schools. Education alternatives may be offered
BUENA VISTA TOWNSHIP, MI - Classes are over for the rest of the year at Buena Vista School District. State Superintendent Mike Flanagan, Saginaw Intermediate School District Superintendent Richard Syrek and Buena Vista School District Superintendent Deborah Hunter-Harvill met Monday, May 13, to come up with a plan to get students back into a learning environment.
7:14 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

KRESA board meeting Tuesday to name finalists for Superintendent

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Current KRESA Superintendent Ron Fuller will retire at the end of June
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI -- The five members of the Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency are meeting at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, to name a finalist or finalists to become the next KRESA superintendent. The board will go into a closed-door session to review the four people who submitted applications, said Ron Fuller, the current KRESA superintendent.

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