SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

"Politicians and leaders from across Michigan Sunday mourned the loss of first-term State Rep. Julie Plawecki, (D-Dearborn Heights), who died of an apparent heart attack over the weekend while hiking with her daughters in Oregon." (Detroit Free Press)

"LANSING, MI - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation into law today designed to give residents a warning in case of a mass shooting or another public safety threat. 'Leveraging current technology to quickly warn Michiganders of imminent threats will be valuable for preventing greater harm during dangerous incidents and senseless acts of violence,' Snyder said." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette

Tribes Praise Supreme Court Ruling on Tribal Courts

Jun 24, 2016

"A tie among U.S. Supreme Court justices that will allow a lawsuit to continue in tribal court upholds the rights of Native Americans to govern their own countries, Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Tribal Council Chairman Jamie Stuck said Thursday." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

Teachers Say State Owes Them $550M Refund

Jun 24, 2016

"Michigan public school employees are calling on state officials to return $550 million the state Court of Appeals ruled was unconstitutionally docked from paychecks for retirement health care benefits they were not guaranteed to receive." (Detroit News)

West Michigan's Job Numbers Look Good

Jun 24, 2016

"Michigan’s economy is enjoying some of the lowest sustained jobless rates since before 9/11, with a return of thousands of manufacturing jobs swept away by the Great Recession." (Bridge Magazine)

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