SW Michigan

8:34 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Speaker says local governments need to seek new revenue, despite state regulation

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Plante Moran study finds local governments limited from raising adequate levels of revenue
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - County and local government is the most regulated industry in the entire state, an expert said today at presentation on local government finances sponsored by Southwest Michigan First. Current state law severely curtails revenue growth at the local level, which has created a need to find new revenue.
8:21 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Detroit files for Chapter 9 bankruptcy

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Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr says city services will continue, bills we be paid
Detroit- Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr said at a late afternoon press conference with Mayor Dave Bing that he hopes the city emerges from bankruptcy by late summer or early fall of next year.
WMU Board of Trustees
3:15 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

WMU moves ahead with Cooley Law School affiliation

Protesters outside of Thursday's Board of Trustees meeting call for Western Michigan University to reconsider plans for its east campus
Credit WMUK

  The Thomas M. Cooley Law School will soon have a new name. 

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1:24 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Democrat announces in 7th Congressional District

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Byrnes ran in a Democratic primary for State Senate in 2010 but lost. Walberg is in his third term in Congress.
WASHINGTON - Former state Rep. Pam Byrnes announced today she'll run for Congress next year, hoping to take the seat currently helped by U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Tipton. Byrnes, a Chelsea Democrat, served six years in the state House of Representatives before being forced out by term limits.
7:29 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Three finalists considered for Galesburg-Augusta interim superintendent

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Board is expected to decide on an interim superintendent at its meeting next week
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
GALESBURG, MI -- Two elementary principals and a Title I consultant interviewed this week with the Galesburg-Augusta Board of Education to serve as the district's interim superintendent for 2013-14, board President Richard Fletcher said.

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