Local Government

"BENTON HARBOR — On Monday, Benton Harbor city commissioners will do something they haven’t done since 2009 – start developing a budget for the next fiscal year. “I’m excited and delighted to be a part of it,” Mayor Marcus Muhammad said." (St. Joseph Benton Harbor Herald-Palladium)

"Derek King will serve as chairman of the Calhoun County Board of Commissioners for another year. The board unanimously voted during its organizational meeting Thursday to re-elect King to the position." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

"HOMER — Former Calhoun County Board of Commissioners Chairman Art Kale will serve as Homer village manager." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

"KALAMAZOO, MI – The light has been doused on a proposal to regulate stadium lighting throughout the city of Kalamazoo – at least for the immediate future. But Kalamazoo College will be able to go ahead with a limited number of nights with lights next year at its football stadium and soccer field." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

"KALAMAZOO, MI – As many as eight sheriff's deputies could potentially face layoffs if a stalemate in negotiations between Kalamazoo County and Oshtemo Township over a police services contract isn't resolved by Dec. 31." (Kalamazoo Gazette)