SW Michigan

6:38 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Michigan Legislature Calls for Federal Balanced Budget Amendment

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34 states would have to approve call for Constitutional convention
LANSING, MI -- Michigan has joined more than 20 other states with active applications urging Congress to call a convention for the purposes of drafting a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The Michigan Senate on Wednesday signed off on the final draft of Joint Resolution V, approving House modifications in a 25-12 party-line vote.
8:10 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Portage Committee to Decide if Water-Sewer Customers Will Get Discount

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Customer have been asked to keep water running to avoid frozen pipes
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - A Portage committee will decide if water and sewer customers get a discount after being advised by the city to run their water to prevent water lines from freezing.
8:02 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Dorothy Young Remembered for Work on Housing in Battle Creek

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Young was also committed to education and standing up for the rights of everyone
An outspoken woman, Dorothy Young left an impact on Battle Creek that may never be forgotten. Young, 79, who died Saturday at Bronson Battle Creek hospital, worked toward better housing and equality for all during her time in Battle Creek.
7:55 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Michigan Unemployment Rate Edged Down Again in February

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State's jobless rate was 8.8% in February of last year
The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in Michigan notched down again in February, hitting a point last seen in spring 2008. The slight drop to 7.7% from 7.8% reflected an increase of 26,000 workers in the labor force over the month and a decline in the number of unemployed by 4,000, according to data released today by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget.
SW Michigan
2:34 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Gov. Snyder: 300 Same-Sex Marriages Legal, But...

Credit WMUK

Governor Rick Snyder said Wednesday that about 300 same-sex couples who exchanged vows late last week are legally married in Michigan. But the Detroit Free Press reports that Snyder also says they won't immediately get the benefits usually associated with marriage.

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