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Street Talk: Kent County investing half of what the roads need

History lesson.

April 24, 2015
So says the acting head of the Kent County Road Commission. Read More

Is mass transit the answer to road woes?

April 24, 2015
LANSING — The May 5 ballot proposal to raise sales taxes for road improvements might be just a start toward fixing the state’s transportation needs. Read More

All aspects of Proposal 1 deserve voter support

April 24, 2015
Grand Rapids Business Journal has reported in more than 600 stories since late 2012 proposals to fund road repairs: from toll roads and corporate highway ownership to gas tax increases. Read More

State’s roads need support

March 20, 2015
Editor: I encourage everyone to register to vote and educate themselves on Proposal 1, which will be on the May 5, 2015, ballot. Read More

PPT won't disappear with a 'yes' vote

Some businesses will be free of the personal property tax but not others.

July 25, 2014
One fact about Michigan’s personal property tax on business equipment is apparently overlooked in the blizzard of support for Proposal 1. Read More

Supporters trying to educate voters on Proposal 1

The wording on the ballot may not be clear to some voters.

June 27, 2014
It’s hard to find any organization firmly opposed to Proposal 1 on the Michigan Aug. 5 primary election ballot, but that does not mean it’s a shoo-in. Read More

GR voters can change how city manages its finances

Ballot approval could lead to new policy that creates an audit committee and officer.

October 27, 2012
Voters in the city of Grand Rapids will have an opportunity Nov. 6 to alter how the city manages its finances. Proposal 1 on the city’s portion of the election-day ballot asks registered voters if they want to change the city comptroller’s position from an elected one to an appointed one. Read More