SW Michigan

7:19 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Benton Harbor Schools cuts almost $6-million over two school years

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Superintendent hopes district can get long-term loan from state
BENTON HARBOR - The Benton Harbor Area Schools board voted Tuesday to cut almost $6 million from the district's future budgets in the hope of qualifying soon for a $4 million loan from the State Emergency Loan Fund.
7:01 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Congressman Dave Camp considering run for U.S. Senate

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Former Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land is only Republican to formally launch campaign for seat held by retiring Carl Levin
GOP Rep. Dave Camp is considering a possible Senate run in Michigan in 2014, a move that could put in play another Democratic seat heading into next year’s midterm elections. Camp has met with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) about the race, he said in a interview.
6:54 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Barry County approves plan to kill entire mute swan population

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Birds have been deemed a nuisance, harmful to native species and the environment
BARRY COUNTY, MI - State wildlife officials will soon begin killing off Barry County's mute swan population after county leaders approved a five-year elimination plan. The Barry County Board of Commissioners voted recently to give state authorities unprecedented power to cull the swan, considered an invasive and dangerous species.
6:50 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Snyder's approval rating improves according to new poll

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Poll also shows Snyder leading likely Democratic opponent Mark Schuaer in head to head matchup
Gov. Rick Snyder's decision to take Detroit into bankruptcy has statewide popularity, but his advocacy for expanding Medicaid has cost him support among fellow Republicans, according to a new poll released exclusively to The Detroit News.
9:31 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

State Senate committee to vote on Medicaid expansion

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Expansion passed House, but has stalled in Republican-controlled Senate
Lansing - A Senate committee is likely to vote on a Medicaid expansion bill Wednesday, after it was re-written by a Senate work group since passing in the House in June. The bill would reform Michigan's Medicaid system and expand it to all adults with incomes under 133 percent of the federal poverty line.