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City adopts $457M budget

Chamber voices concerns over staffing increases, road funding.

June 19, 2015
After addressing a handful of concerns, the Grand Rapids City Commission passed a $457.6 million budget for fiscal year 2016 that was first presented in April by City Manager Greg Sundstrom. Read More

City’s budget process to reduce losses remains on track

May 15, 2015
One point about the fiscal year 2016 preliminary budget businesses and residents will probably be happy to hear is there will be no significant changes to service fees. Read More

City moves from survival mode to investment mode

May 15, 2015
Six years ago the city of Grand Rapids was on the verge of bankruptcy, but today it has regained its financial footing and city officials see a bright future ahead. Read More

Auto industry no longer can support state’s prosperity

May 1, 2015
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Read More

Kent County's annual 'bifurcated budget' goes public on Thursday

Funding through the state would total $44.4 million, with a matching $25 million from the county.

September 19, 2014
Kent County operates on a calendar year but the state follows the federal fiscal year starting Oct. 1 — and a lot of money comes through the state to Kent County each year — so the county board is doing its annual work to stitch together its so-called “bifurcated budget.” Read More

Rolling forecasts are best budgeting tools

September 16, 2014
For years, the traditional budget has been the tried and tested way to financially operate a business. Read More

GVSU tuition increases 2.8 percent

Increase is lowest in 10 years, thanks to meeting performance guidelines.

July 18, 2014
Current and future Lakers are looking at the lowest tuition rate increase in the last 10 years. Read More

Local groups respond positively to Snyder’s budget plan

Reinstatement of county revenue sharing earns plaudits.

February 7, 2014
Gov. Rick Snyder’s budget proposal for the 2014-15 fiscal year is getting a thumbs-up from local leaders. Read More

Street Talk: Now, about that Grand Rapids income tax vote …

Food fun.

February 7, 2014
Gov. Rick Snyder’s budget proposal for FY2015 sounds like maybe the state, at long last, will loosen the purse strings and share some funds with GR — which would be great for fixing Furniture City’s streets that are now more pothole than pavement. Read More

County getting ready to adopt a budget

Spending will be up for improvements and veterans’ needs, but down for farmland preservation.

November 8, 2013
Kent County commissioners will adopt a general fund budget next week for the upcoming fiscal year that starts Jan. 1. Read More