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Michigan House
12:47 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Gongwer editor on new legislative session

Credit Gongwer News Service

A new legislative session has begun in Lansing. Representative Jase Bolger was re-elected Speaker of the House on Wednesday. That was a foregone conclusion, the only question was whether he would get unanimous support. But two Democrats cast no votes against Bolger as speaker. 

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Federal budget
11:10 am
Wed January 9, 2013

With "fiscal cliff" deal done, Upton says focus now on debt ceiling and tax reform

Fred Upton - file photo
Credit WMUK

West Michigan Congressman Fred Upton he would have preferred “a grand bargain” rather than the deal reached last week that averted the “fiscal cliff.” But Upton voted for the agreement, in part, because it brings certainty in the tax code. He says it’s the first of a three step process. 

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Economy
8:58 am
Wed January 9, 2013

New report shows Southwest Michigan's economy slowed in December

Brian Long
Credit Grand Valley State University

A new report on Southwest Michigan’s economy finds growth slowed in December. The director of Grand Valley State University’s Supply Chain Management Program Brian Long finds economic indicators were down in the region, compared to November. 

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Urban sprawl
8:50 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Michigan's debate over controlling sprawl

Credit Michigan Now

When he was running for governor, Rick Snyder had a ten-point plan to “Reinvent Michigan”. Point number five was: “Restoring cities and controlling urban sprawl”. Snyder came to the annual Michigan Farm Bureau dinner recently at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids. Michigan Now’s Chris McCarus was there too.

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Local History
9:40 am
Tue January 8, 2013

"Amazing Tales from Southwest Michigan" shares news of the weird

Old newspapers from Kalamazoo
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Hear the interview with Steve Ellis

Steve Ellis, the publisher and a contributor to Southwest Michigan’s Spark magazine, will read from his collection of about 600 odd and amazing tales from Southwest Michigan Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Parchment Community Library.

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