SW Michigan

8:56 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

KPS Superintendent Says Students Not Better Served by K-12 Funding

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In column for Bridge Magazine Michael Rice says districts have less to spend on educating students
Recently, Republicans and Democrats have been debating whether K-12 funding increased or decreased between 2010 and 2013 in the state. It's a great question for political and finance geeks. But it's the wrong question for Michigan. The question citizens and policymakers should be asking is: Are the 1.5 million Michigan public school children better served by their K-12 funding now than in 2010?
8:37 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Despite Weather, Holland Will Have Tulips for Tulip Time

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Temporary greenhouse will guarantee tulips in May
Two years ago, April 1 had an entirely different feel.There were already bright spring colors in Holland and people were wondering if it would last for Tulip Time.
8:33 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

General Motors CEO Tells Congressional Committee Company's Culture Has Changed

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Mary Barra testified Tuesday before the House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, the chairman of the full House Energy and Commerce Committee that is investigating the recall, called the hearing today 'a first step in our quest to find out what went wrong.'
8:23 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Former Kellogg CEO Says Food Industry is Under Attack by Government Regulators

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Carlos Gutierrez spoke Tuesday at Western Michigan University's annual Food Marketing Conference
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - The food industry has to fight government efforts here and abroad to ban foods that are part of our everyday diet and fight efforts to overregulate the industry, Carlos Gutierrez said.
7:23 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Michigan's Expanded Medicaid Program Launches

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State officials say website has been tested to avoid technical glitches
LANSING - Enrollment begins today for Michigan's expanded Medicaid program. State officials say they're ready to handle a "large number of people" applying for the health insurance program that's available to some 477,000 low-income Michiganders. The plan, called Healthy Michigan, is expected to cover 320,000 people in the first year.

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