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State approves Kent County airport authority

July 1, 2015
| By AP
A bill signed by Gov. Rick Snyder is letting Kent County move forward with creating a regional airport authority to run Gerald R. Ford International Airport. Read More

Regional airport authority OK’d by Legislature

Kent County commissioners now must work out details of the independent authority.

June 26, 2015
The proposed regional airport authority to run Gerald R. Ford International Airport is definitely moving forward, but it still has a long runway ahead. Read More

State approves $54.5B budget

June 18, 2015
LANSING — Governor Rick Snyder signed a $54.5-billion state budget yesterday with a modest spending boost for education and a temporary increase in road construction funding, pledging to work with lawmakers over the summer on a long-term transportation funding fix. Read More

Dems propose tax breaks for mid-, low-income families

They want the financial burden shifted back to businesses.

LANSING — Michigan is still catching up after the Great Recession crashed the economy — and for most residents, the 2011 rewrite of the state tax code made things worse, Democratic legislators say. Read More

Snyder appoints Kent County judge

May 13, 2015
Governor Rick Snyder has appointed a new judge to the 17th Circuit Court in Kent County. Read More

State looks ahead 10 years with energy plan

April 17, 2015
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) In 10 years, what will Michigan’s energy needs be? Read More

Recycling rates continue to grow in Kent County

April 17, 2015
One year ago, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder called on the state to increase recycling rates from less than 15 percent to at least 30 percent, noting the state’s current recycling rate was among the worst in the nation. Read More

Road plan increases state spending and is filled with pork

April 3, 2015
On May 5, Michigan voters will be called upon to consider a change in the Michigan sales tax law, raising it from 6 to 7 percent. Read More

There are a few winners in wake of state’s budget crunch

Despite slashes that could reach $200M, Snyder’s plan does benefit some programs.

LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder’s fiscal year 2016 budget proposal came on the heels of an executive order that cut $106 million from the current budget, and legislators are now considering slashing $100 million more to address an unexpected deficit. Read More

Debate over two- and four-year degrees

There are benefits to both for job-seekers.

LANSING — This spring, thousands of students across Michigan will collect high school diplomas, with their sights set on higher education. Read More