SW Michigan

12:13 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Snyder says announcement on 2014 election plans still months away

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When asked about a possible primary challenge, Snyder says "I believe in the Democratic process"
LANSING - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says he likely won't announce until early next year whether he will seek a second four-year term in 2014. Snyder, in a telephone interview from Beijing, where he is on the last day of a week-long trade mission, suggested he hasn't made a final decision.
7:03 am
Fri September 13, 2013

State bar request disclosure of "issue spending" in judicial races

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State bar is seeking to overturn 2004 ruling by then Secretary of State Terry Lynn Land
Lansing - The State Bar of Michigan is requesting that Secretary of State Ruth Johnson issue a declaratory ruling that donors funding all "issue" spending on judicial races must be publicly disclosed. State Bar President Bruce Courtade said Thursday that under Michigan's campaign finance act, Johnson has 60 days to respond to the request.
6:48 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Kalamazoo County Administrator gets mixed review from commission

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Four commissioners want to renew Administrator Peter Battani's contract for 12 to 18 months. Battani says he wants a "standard three-year contract"
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Despite an increase from last year's evaluation, Kalamazoo County Administrator Peter Battani said he is "disappointed" with this year's review from the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners.
6:33 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Michigan looks to cut down on paperwork for businesses

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Program also aims to improve customer response time
LANSING - State officials today pledged to cut in half the number of government forms Michigan businesses must fill out and touted changes they have already made to make the state more business-friendly. The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs announced its Reinventing Performance in Michigan program in partnership with three other state agencies.
9:05 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Springfield hires new city manager

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Nathan Henne has been town manager for a year in Lake City, Colorado
Nathan Henne said he expects to sign a contract Monday to become the next Springfield city manager. Henne, 28, was selected by the council Thursday after interviews with the four candidates seeking to fill the position vacated by Frank Peterson, who leaves after five years to become manager of Muskegon.