SW Michigan

12:09 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

City of Springfield could eliminate public safety department to balance budget

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City Manager says decision must be made by July 1st
Faced with budget deficits, the Springfield City Council is considering a hefty millage increase or contracting with another department for public safety services. The council will listen to residents Wednesday about the future of its public safety department. A special meeting of the council begins at 6:30 p.m.
11:42 am
Tue May 14, 2013

KRESA names three finalists for superintendent

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Public interviews are scheduled for May 23rd. Current KRESA superintendent Ron Fuller will retire at the end of June
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI -- The board of the Kalamazoo Regional Education Service Agency has named three finalists for its superintendency: Two people who currently head intermediate school districts and the head of Ypsilanti Public School District.
9:13 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Mattawan School Board meeting draws large crowd of supporters for fired basketball coach

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Dan Hoff coached at Mattawan for 27 years. Documents show he was accused of verbal abuse towards players and throwing a basketball at a player
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
MATTAWAN, MI - Twenty-six people spoke in support of, and nobody spoke against, fired Mattawan High School boys varsity basketball coach Dan Hoff during Monday night's board of education meeting at the district's Center Building Conference Room. About 150 people attended the monthly school board meeting, which was the first since Hoff was dismissed as coach, and lasted about two hours.
8:31 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Kalamazoo Township trustees to consider non-discrimination ordinance

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Last month township board approved change to Equal Employment Opportunity statement
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO TOWNSHIP, MI -- The Kalamazoo Township Board of Trustees will consider adopting a non-discrimination ordinance. Trustees on Monday asked Kenneth Sparks, township attorney, to draft an ordinance that likely would extend anti-discrimination housing and job protections to gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people.
7:41 am
Tue May 14, 2013

State Senate report shows increase in state revenue

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House Fiscal Agency hasn't released its projections. Treasury Department will give its report on Wednesday
LANSING - Michigan's Senate Fiscal Agency is projecting continued moderate growth for Michigan's economy but hundreds of millions of dollars more in tax revenues than officials projected in January. If accurate, the projections released late Monday are relatively good news for Gov. Rick Snyder and state lawmakers as they seek to complete the 2013-14 budget by June 1.

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