SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) The amount of money candidates in Michigan can get from special interest groups could get cut in half. That’s if a proposed bill finds its way through the legislature. 

"When urban farming entered the mainstream thinking of community and economic developers, many prospective farmers envisioned a quick payday selling their products to high-end restaurants and other retailers." (MiBiz)

"Battle Creek Unlimited has hired Joe Sobieralski as its next president and CEO, removing the interim tag title he's held since July." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

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(MPRN-Lansing) The campaign to outlaw fracking in Michigan is asking the state Court of Appeals to strike down a 180-day time limit on collecting petition signatures to put a question on the ballot. 

Michigan State Police

(MPRN-Lansing) The Michigan State Police is getting two-million dollars from the federal government. The money comes from three grants earmarked for separate uses.