SW Michigan

9:40 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Snyder cuts short Israel trip to push for Medicaid expansion in Michigan

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Governor hopes to persuade Senate Republicans to support plan to expand health care coverage for poor
LANSING - A proposal to expand and reform Medicaid in Michigan remains stalled in the state Senate. Republican Gov. Rick Snyder - who supports Medicaid expansion - is cutting short his trade trip to Israel and is expected to be back in Michigan by mid-morning Thursday, according to Lt. Gov.
4:19 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Otsego Public Schools lays off 8 teachers, staff

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To balance its budget, Otsego Public Schools has cut a dozen jobs.
OTSEGO, MI -- Otsego Public Schools has cut a dozen jobs -- including eight teaching positions, the director of community education and several support staff -- to balance its 2013-14 operating budget. "We can't keep living off our fund balance, bottom line," Superintendent Dennis Patzer said.
4:16 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Bill for animal abuse registry delayed in Senate

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Logan’s Law would also demand that pet stores and animal shelters refuse animal sales and adoptions to offenders on the list.
A proposal to establish an animal abuser registry in Michigan has been put on hold in the Senate. There was no vote held at today's Senate Judiciary Meeting regarding Logan's Law. Logan's Law is a bill that, if passed, would create a registry for people convicted of animal abuse.
7:17 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Preservationist asks Attorney General to issue moratorium to stop demolition on WMU's east campus

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Roger Parzyck questions Board of Trustees has not voted on demolition of three buildings
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Kalamazoo-area preservationists -- heartbroken over the planned demolition of three of the four buildings on WMU's historic East Campus -- have been urging the university to reconsider since the plans were announced in December.
6:32 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Obama declares flooding disaster for Michigan counties

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Allegan and Barry Counties among those hit hard by spring flooding
Washington - President Barack Obama issued a disaster declaration Tuesday for Michigan that will free up federal aid for 16 Michigan counties ravaged by spring flooding. Gov. Rick Snyder declared a state of disaster May 7 after damage to public infrastructure ran into the millions.