Michigan Legislature
9:00 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Rep. O'Brien hopes for road funding plan in "State of State" address

Margaret O'Brien
Credit Michigan House website

State Representative Margaret O’Brien of Portage is beginning her second term in the Legislature. She spoke with WMUK’s Gordon Evans about end of the last session, and looked ahead to the next two years in office. 

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Portage Superintendent
10:48 am
Tue January 15, 2013

MLive Kalamazoo reporter Julie Mack on Portage Superintendent resignation

Julie Mack - file photo

The Portage School Board has accepted the resignation of Superintendent Ric Perry a month after he was suspended for an “inappropriate relationship” with a district employee and ten days before a due process hearing had been scheduled over possibly terminating Perry’s contract. MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette reporter Julie Mack says the two sides will now move to arbitration.

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Legislature returns
9:52 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Rep. McCann says Democrats will push priorities as minority party

Sean McCann
Credit Michigan House website

State Representative Sean McCann (D-Kalamazoo) recently sat down with WMUK’s Gordon Evans to discuss recent action in the Legislature and to look ahead to a new session. 

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Michigan House
12:47 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Gongwer editor on new legislative session

Credit Gongwer News Service

A new legislative session has begun in Lansing. Representative Jase Bolger was re-elected Speaker of the House on Wednesday. That was a foregone conclusion, the only question was whether he would get unanimous support. But two Democrats cast no votes against Bolger as speaker. 

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Federal budget
11:10 am
Wed January 9, 2013

With "fiscal cliff" deal done, Upton says focus now on debt ceiling and tax reform

Fred Upton - file photo
Credit WMUK

West Michigan Congressman Fred Upton he would have preferred “a grand bargain” rather than the deal reached last week that averted the “fiscal cliff.” But Upton voted for the agreement, in part, because it brings certainty in the tax code. He says it’s the first of a three step process. 

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