Local Government

"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)

"ST. JOSEPH - The Berrien County Board of Commissioners on Thursday voted 7-5 to create the position of indigent defense administrator, who will be responsible for overseeing attorneys representing citizens who can't afford to hire a lawyer." (St. Joseph Benton Harbor Herald-Palladium)

"KALAMAZOO, MI — The city of Kalamazoo's proposed 2016 budget uses several one-time steps to balance the spending plan, including a proposed increase to the city's solid waste tax." (Kalamazoo Gazette)