SW Michigan

2:03 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

State Senate committee approves cut in Michigan income tax

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Cut moves to full Senate after approval on party-line vote
LANSING - As soon as it became apparent earlier this month that Michigan had a $791-million budget surplus, talks of tax relief became rampant in the state Legislature. And that talk turned to action Wednesday when the Senate Finance committee voted 5-2 to reduce the state income tax from 4.25% to 3.9% by 2017.
1:59 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Attorney General to discuss human trafficking at town hall in Kalamazoo

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Kalamazoo coalition also working on issue
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Attorney General Bill Schuette will be in Kalamazoo Thursday to discuss human trafficking in Michigan and how the attorney general's office is targeting the growing problem. Schuette will discuss the findings of the recently-formed Michigan Commission on Human Trafficking and how people in Michigan can respond.
12:33 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

WMU public safety director to retire

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Bob Brown will be on leave for this year. Deputy Chief Blaine Kalafut will serve as interim director
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - After more than four decades at Western Michigan University, Department of Public Safety Director and Chief Bob Brown plans to retire next January. Until that time, however, he will be on paid leave under a former policy that was changed more than a decade ago.
6:53 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Battle Creek to host professional golf tournament

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LPGA Symetra Tour event to be held in June
A little too frigid outside these days to be thinking about pars, birdies, tees, fairways and greens? Well, on Tuesday inside FireKeepers Casino Hotel, warm thoughts abounded about a professional golf tour event that will be taking place for the first time locally - at Battle Creek Country Club in early June.
6:45 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Michigan lawmakers react to State of the Union Address

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Representative Fred Upton encouraged by discussion of tax reform and immigration. Congressman Justin Amash says President offers the same solutions that aren't working
President Barack Obama's sixth State of the Union speech touched mostly on the economy, as well as the environment, U.S. military presence abroad and the Affordable Care Act. Obama laid out how he wants to help straighten the middle class in the U.S. Republicans agreed with the sentiment, but not the programs Obama proposed.

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