SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

"Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeff Getting will testify to the the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of two bills aimed at making roads safer for bicyclists." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

"The Flint pastor who hosted Donald Trump at her church Wednesday, Sept. 14, isn't responding to comments the Republican presidential candidate made after his appearance when he called her a "nervous mess." (MLive)

Bill to Increase Beer Tax Appears Unlikely to Go Far

Sep 15, 2016

"Michigan is 'absolutely not' going to raise its beer tax nearly 250 percent, a state House leader said Thursday, offering a sobering prediction for new alcohol legislation designed to raise revenue for health and treatment programs." (Detroit News)

Zika Cases Up in Michigan

Sep 15, 2016

"Since late August, when 31 cases of Zika virus had been confirmed in Michigan residents this year, the number has grown to 53, state health officials said Thursday." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

US Senate Passes Water Bill With $100M for Flint Pipes

Sep 15, 2016

"WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed sweeping legislation authorizing water-related projects around the nation, including at least $100 million to replace and repair lead water pipes in Flint." (The Detroit Free Press)