Southwest Michigan Today For Thursday December 7, 2017

Dec 7, 2017

A scaled back pension reform plan approved in Lansing. A special Portage City Council meeting set for next week on a medical marijuana business. Congressman Fred Upton will be part of the conference committee on competing tax bills. WMU men's basketball leads wire to wire in a win over Cleveland State. 

State lawmakers have approved a scaled back version of a state pension reform plan. Supporters of a more sweeping reform could not secure enough votes. (Detroit Free Press)

The Portage City Council has set a special meeting for December 12th to consider an ordinance allowing a medical marijuana dispensary in the city. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

West Michigan Congressman Fred Upton will be on the House-Senate conference committee to work out differences between different tax bills. Opponents of the legislation have held protests at Upton's district offices. (St. Joseph Benton Harbor Herald-Palladium

Reggie Jones scored 27 points as Western Michigan beat Cleveland State Wednesday night 78-67. The Broncos scored the game's first six points, and never trailed. Western will play at Detroit Mercy on Saturday. (WMU Athletics