SW Michigan

11:58 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Michigan Senate gives final approval to budget without Medicaid expansion or major increase in road funding

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Budget was approved on mostly party-line vote. Two Republicans joined Democrats in voting "no."
LANSING - The Republican-led Michigan Senate has given final legislative approval to the main pieces of the state's budget plan for the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1. What's in the bill that will soon be headed to Gov. Rick Snyder for his consideration?
10:13 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Former Vicksburg village president says council is violating charter by not replacing manager

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Vicksburg Village Manager Matt Crawford resigned in February
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
VICKSBURG, MI - The former village president of Vicksburg said Monday that the current Vicksburg Village Council could be illegally running the town and needs to immediately hire a village manager.
8:32 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Kalamazoo City Commission will review search firms for manager next week

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Commission terminated its agreement with California-based firm last week and reopened the search process for a new city manager
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo City Commission will meet in special session June 10 to determine how to move forward with another search firm as it restarts its search for a new Kalamazoo city manager. Commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. June 10 to review search firms and take another look at the commission-developed city manager profile.
7:46 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Land in race for GOP Senate nomination. Rogers and Amash still mum

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Congressman Gary Peters is only Democrat in race for seat now held by Carl Levin
For the past decade, Terri Lynn Land has made regular trips across the state of Michigan. Whether it was campaigning for Secretary of State or going to events for the office she won twice, she has spoken at numerous events and Republican fundraisers. And now, the connections she has made could help catapult her to the U.S.
7:29 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Committee will review options for Springfield law enforcement

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Springfield City Manager says large tax increase would be needed to continue operating police department
The Springfield City Council will start with a committee before deciding if it will close its police department. Mayor Susan Anderson on Monday appointed five people to study proposals by the Battle Creek Police Department and the Calhoun County Sheriff Department to police the city if the council agrees to close its own department.

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