SW Michigan

5:03 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Detroit Retirees Almost Agreed to Try to Force KIA Art Sale

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The proposal fell apart a few months ago after the state stepped in.
Detroit retirees nearly joined with creditors last fall to try to force the sale of the Detroit Institute of Arts' masterpieces and other assets, but a pledge of millions from the state persuaded retirees to abandon the plan, according to interviews and confidential documents obtained by the Free Press.
12:44 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

State Investigating Second Propane Company for Price Gouging

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AmeriGas says its confident that company did not violate consumer protection laws
Another propane company is under investigation following reports the Michigan attorney general received from customers this winter alleging unfair pricing practices and gouging. Attorney General Bill Schuette, who filed a petition in Circuit Court in Marquette requesting a subpoena, said AmeriGas customers have said they were taken advantage of and charged for propane "grossly in excess" of what other retailers were charging.
12:02 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Wellspring Cori Terry & Dancers Executive Director Takes Job at Air Zoo

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Maria Suszynski will also be executive director of Air Zoo's Legacy Foundation
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Maria Suszynski has left her post as the executive director of the Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers to join the Air Zoo. Suszynski has worked at Wellspring since 2006. She will be the director of development at the Air Zoo starting on May 19.
11:56 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Michigan Revenue Projections Down Over Next Three Years

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Lawmakers will have to revise budgets adopted by each chamber
LANSING, MI -- Michigan tax collections stagnated this year even as the economy grew, according to new projections, leading the state to slash revenue estimates by significant margins as lawmakers work to finalize 2015 budgets by early June. The non-partisan House and Senate fiscal agencies, along with the Snyder administration, met Thursday and reduced current-year revenue estimates by $317 million.
8:00 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Reports Show Revenues Down in Michigan

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Agencies meet with Snyder administration Thursday for bi-annual revenue estimating conference
LANSING, MI -- Michigan lawmakers will have less money to work with than expected as they finish budgets for the upcoming fiscal year. The question is, how much less? The Senate Fiscal Agency, in a report released Wednesday, predicted that current-year revenues will come in $288 million below January estimates.