SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state


Senator Ted Cruz brought his campaign for President to Kalamazoo Monday. 

"The money - $112.4 million - is a refund to the universities from the Michigan Public State Employees Retirement System for years of overpayments by the universities. Tens of millions of extra dollars arrived this week in the bank accounts of seven Michigan public universities, but students at those schools shouldn't expect to see a price break this year." (Detroit Free Press)

"LANSING, MI - Ex-staffers have sued former state Reps. Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat under the Michigan Whisleblowers' Protection Act, alleging they were fired "solely in retaliation" for telling House management about the lawmakers' extra-marital affair, cover-up and other behavior." (MLive.com)

Melissa Benmark, WKAR

The state is convening a technical panel this week that’s supposed to come up with a plan to respond to the Flint drinking water emergency. The group is made up of state and federal environmental officials, as well as outside experts.

Melissa Benmark, WKAR

One state lawmaker says it’s time to end state employee benefits for unmarried couples. Michigan currently allows live-in partners and their dependents to receive health care benefits if they live with a state employee.