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City hall, county government and the state legislature
Public health officials in Lansing and in Kent County — as well as Gov. Rick Snyder — take the threat of radon gas very seriously and urge people to test for its presence in their homes. Read More
Online auction site is agency’s biggest moneymaker.
LANSING — The D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette was looking to unload a Chevy transport van with a wheelchair lift. Read More
Senate Fiscal Agency projects the law will bring in $50M in new revenue annually.
LANSING — Many businesses across Michigan will benefit from a new law that subjects online retailers such as Amazon and Overstock.com to the same 6 percent sales tax that “brick-and-mortar” businesses collect from consumers. Read More
A few issues, particularly the size of the authority board, need to be resolved.
A committee of the Kent County Board of Commissioners has postponed for two weeks its approval of a 64-page draft document that will spell out key details of the proposed airport authority that would take over operation of Gerald R. Ford International Airport. Read More
Many small firms say they plan to stop offering health insurance by 2016.
A number of small business employers in West and Southwest Michigan are looking at discontinuing their health insurance plans, as alternative options for employees and premiums for firms increase. Read More
Medical Mile’s growing pains are at center of proposal.
(Watch for this story Monday morning on WZZM TV 13) The Michigan Street Corridor has seen $1 billion worth of development in the past decade, and if projections are correct, the area — also known as the Medical Mile — will see millions of dollars more in development over the course of the next decade. Read More
The Grand Rapids City Commission has welcomed the city’s new director of the Parks & Recreation Department. Read More