Local Government

Battle Creek City Hall - file photo
WMUK

Moving Battle Creek city elections would save money and could increase turnout. But it might also mean less focus on city elections sharing a ballot with state and federal elections.


Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby Hopewell says the proposed Foundation for Excellence is similar to the Kalamazoo Promise and other philanthropic ventures in Kalamazoo. He says it’s another example of “thinking big” in the community. 


MPRN

(MPRN-Lansing) A lawsuit says Michigan is short-changing local governments $4 billion dollars a year. If it succeeds, it would blow a giant hole in the state budget and send legislators and state budget officials scrambling to find a fix. 

MPRN

(MPRN-Lansing) More local government leaders are feeling insecure about their fiscal health than in years past. 

WMUK

Kalamazoo Vice-Mayor Don Cooney says the city should seriously consider putting an income tax proposal before voters.


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