SW Michigan

6:24 am
Fri June 13, 2014

State Legislature Breaks for Summer Without Deal on Road Funding

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Senate Majority Leader says he'll convene summer work group on roads
LANSING, MI -- A push to fund road and bridge repairs by modifying fuel taxes crashed and burned Thursday night in the Michigan Senate, where lawmakers rejected a modest proposal one day after avoiding a vote on a larger plan to generate more than $1 billion a year.
SW Michigan
2:14 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

WMU Helps Detroit Get "Lean"

WMU's Waldo Library
Credit WMUK

The City of Detroit hopes to get some help in Kalamazoo as it works its way through bankruptcy. It hopes students and staff at a program at Western Michigan University can help the city become more efficient.

Teams from Western's Integrated Supply Management Program are working on how Detroit handles maintenance and supplies. University officials say the teams will give Detroit leaders recommendations on ways to make operations "leaner".

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7:37 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Holland City Attorney Steps Down to Focus on Gas Plant

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Andy Mulder has been Holland's City Attorney since 1978
Long-time city of Holland Attorney Andy Mulder is stepping down - sort of.Mulder told the Holland City Council on Wednesday that he is shifting his focus away from city of Holland business to focus solely on Holland Board of Public Works business, particularly "getting that gas plant on line by 2016," referring to the BPW's planned natural gas power plant that will be built in the Fairbanks Avenue and Fifth Street area of the city.
7:23 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Legislature Approves Increase to Education Funding

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But some districts say formula will leave them with less money next school year
Lansing The Michigan Legislature on Wednesday sent Gov. Rick Snyder a $15.7 billion spending bill for public education that includes across-the-board increases in state funding for K-12 schools, community colleges and universities.
6:16 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Road Repair Package Stalls in State Senate

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Thursday is last day to reach agreement before Legislature's summer break begins
LANSING — An effort to sharply hike fuel taxes to fix crumbling roads and bridges went down to a stinging defeat in the Michigan Senate late Wednesday.