No Vote on Roads in July

Jul 22, 2015

The Legislature is on a summer break until mid-August. The House and the Senate both adjourned Tuesday with no quorums and no votes on road funding. 

"BANGOR - The Bangor City Council plans to provide renovated quarters for the police department, but by week's end the city won't have a chief to supervise it" (Saint Joseph Benton Harbor Herald-Palladium)

"Warrants were issued today for the arrest of former Summit Pointe CEO Erv Brinker on three felony charges. The Michigan Attorney General’s office filed three criminal complaints against Brinker in Ingham County District Court -- two counts of conspiracy to commit Medicaid fraud and one count of embezzlement by a public official, court records show." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- It took a 6-5 party-line vote to get there, but Kalamazoo County voters will decide Nov. 3 whether to they're willing to support homeless families through a 0.1 mill property tax increase." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Kalamazoo County says it’s time to revisit a soon-to-expire agreement it made with the Kalamazoo Humane Society two years ago. The arrangement provides for County Animal Services and Enforcement to rent shelter space from the Humane Society, when the nonprofit finds a new location.

But County Corporation Counsel Thom Canny says the Humane Society’s current plan – to buy land in Comstock Township and develop it – doesn’t fit with the original agreement.