SW Michigan

1:10 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Michigan House Considers $215-Million for Road and Pothole Maintenance

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Through January Michigan Department of Transportation has used 85% more salt than last year
LANSING, MI -- Michigan lawmakers are poised to pour extra money into roads this year in response to a brutal winter and unanswered calls for long-term funding -- but the size of the one-time fix is up for debate.
12:56 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Vacancy filled on Vicksburg Village Council

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James Earl will be sworn in at next council meeting on March 3rd
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
VICKSBURG, MI - James Earl has been appointed to the Vicksburg Village Council to fill a vacancy created by the resignation in January of Kyle Dury. Earl and three other candidates were interviewed Monday by the council before he was unanimously selected. Also interviewed were Carl Keller, Bill Parsons and Loren Tarner.
7:37 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Debbie Dingell to Announce Run for Her Husband's Seat in Congress

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John Dingell announced on Monday that he won't seek another term in the House
Debbie Dingell, a prominent Democrat and wife of long-time retiring Rep. John Dingell, will announce Friday in Michigan she is running for Congress, The Detroit News has a learned.
7:19 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Battle Creek Issuing Tickets for Snow Covered Sidewalks

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Online data shows number of tickets issued since the beginning of the year is up sharply from the same period of 2013
The city of Battle Creek has issued 260 tickets since the beginning of this year to residents and property owners for unshoveled sidewalks. During a tough winter with large amounts of snowfall and frigid temperatures, code enforcement officials have been handing citations to those who aren't abiding by a city ordinance that requires them to clear public sidewalks next to their property of fallen or drifted snow.
6:43 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Replacement Proposed for Personal Property Tax Revenue

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Bill replace $470-million in annual revenues generated by the tax for municipal budgets
LANSING - Local officials have been in a financial tizzy since December 2012, when the Michigan Legislature approved bills that will phase out the personal property tax on business equipment and office furniture.