SW Michigan

7:28 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Snyder signs budget, says spending plan is "very solid"

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$9.4-billion general fund budget up 2.2% from last year
LANSING - Gov. Rick Snyder today signed a 2013-14 state budget that doesn't address two of his major priorities -- expanded Medicaid coverage and raising over $1 billion in extra revenues for repair and maintenance of state roads and bridges.
6:58 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Another lawsuit filed over development near Saugatuck

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Developer says zoning ordinance is more restrictive than state law
Saugatuck Township is the target of a second lawsuit this year over a proposed development along Lake Michigan.
6:35 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Medicaid expansion approved by state House

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Bill now goes to Senate. Governor Snyder supports expansion
Lansing - Legislation to extend Medicaid health coverage to as many as 470,000 Michiganians passed 76-31 in the state House late Thursday. The controversial bill, unpopular among many Republicans, broadens the federal health insurance program for the poor to include adults with incomes up to 133 percent of the poverty level, or $15,281 a year for an individual.
Power out
6:27 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Thousands in Southwest Michigan still without power

Credit WMUK

Power outages continue from storms that moved through the area on Wednesday night. 

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9:57 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Portage School Board still considering Paw Paw and Three Rivers Superintendents

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Mark Bielang and Roger Rathburn invited back for second interviews next week for Portage Superintendent
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI -- Paw Paw Superintendent Mark Bielang and Three Rivers Superintendent Roger Rathburn are being invited to second interviews next week for the job of Portage Public Schools superintendent. The Portage school board made their decision Thursday after interviewing Bielang. Rathburn and the third finalist, Catherine Cost, assistant superintendent of Farmington Public Schools, were interviewed Wednesday.