SW Michigan

7:59 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Audit finds state agency overstated job creation numbers

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Michigan Strategic Fund and Michigan Economic Development Corporation criticized for lack of transparency
LANSING - The Michigan Strategic Fund is under fire from both Republicans and Democrats after an audit report found it gave the Legislature incomplete and overstated data on jobs created from business incentive programs. A report released Tuesday by Michigan's Auditor General found that the MSF, part of the taxpayer-supported Michigan Economic Development Corp., hasn't been verifying that certain grant recipients are meeting program requirements or creating the jobs they promised.
4:45 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Group says state wolf hunt data skewed

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Members of Keep Michigan Wolves Protected say data used to promote wolf hunting in state are all from one single farm.
Opponents of Michigan's upcoming wolf hunt say data used to justify the program are skewed by events at one cattle farm in Ontonagon County. In November, as many as 1,200 hunters will take to three designated areas in the Upper Peninsula for the first sanctioned wolf hunt in roughly half a century.
11:34 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Jon Hoadley announces campaign for state House

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Hoadley and County Commissioner Dave Buskirk are running for Democratic nomination in 60th district
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Jon Hoadley has announced he will seek to fill the vacancy in the 60th District House of Representatives seat. "When you look at the opportunities over the next couple of years for Kalamazoo and Michigan, you have a real chance to impact the community and state," said the 30-year-old owner of Badlands Strategies, a Kalamazoo public relations firm.
7:17 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Arcus Center Executive Director stepping down

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Center's Academic Director Lisa Brock will take over day to day leadership for now
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - As its new home takes shape at the top of Academy Street, changes are coming to Kalamazoo College's Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership. Jaime Grant, who had served as executive director for three years, has stepped down to focus on her role as project director for the Global Transgender Research and Advocacy Project, the college said.
6:46 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Kalamazoo Downtown Development Authority considers options in tax dispute with city

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DDA wants more of the tax revenue generated from developments in downtown Kalamazoo
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
DDA members met in closed session with Michael O'Connor, the board's attorney, for more than an hour Monday to discuss a six-page letter from O'Connor to the board outlining their legal options. The board did not take action back in open session, but Downtown Kalamazoo Inc.

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