SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

File photo of Recount of Kalamazoo County State Senate Race in 2014

(MPRN-Lansing) An elections board will meet Monday afternoon at the state Capitol to certify the results of the November elections. That will also allow a recount of the results in the presidential race in Michigan to get underway. 

Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) The state legislature make take up bills to change the public school teacher retirement plan system in the upcoming lame duck session. 

"LANSING — The prospects for a crazy lame-duck session of Michigan’s Legislature dimmed significantly on Nov. 8 when Republicans defied expectations and held on to their 63-47 majority in the House of Representatives." (Detroit Free Press)

"Lansing - President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday appointed West Michigan GOP mega-donor and philanthropist Betsy DeVos to be his education secretary, putting an ardent supporter of school choice in charge of the nation's education policy." (Detroit News)

"The Detroit Pistons are coming back downtown. Detroit Pistons Owner Tom Gores, Ilitch Holdings CEO Christopher Ilitch and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announced the agreements during a press conference at Cass Tech High School." (Detroit Free Press)