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City hall, county government and the state legislature
Funding through the state would total $44.4 million, with a matching $25 million from the county.
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
Decision bars local courts from collecting costs from criminals.
LANSING — A Michigan Supreme Court decision cutting a major source of funding for local courts could cost some counties more than $1 million, unless the Legislature reinstates their ability to assess court costs in criminal cases. Read More
Business Insider has been publishing reports from the federal government’s American Community Survey and recently ranked a Grand Rapids suburb the “most-educated town” in Michigan. Read More
The Michigan Invests Locally Exemption, which went into effect on Dec. 30, 2013, amended the state’s uniform securities act to provide an exemption from registration under Michigan securities law for the sale by a company of its securities, most notably sales of securities via equity crowdfunding through third-party Internet portals. Read More
The Office of Energy and Sustainability is planning to issue an RFQ/RFP.
A combined RFQ-RFP will hopefully be issued by the city of Grand Rapids by late October to start the process of finding qualified solar energy developers willing to submit bids for a proposed generating facility on the city-owned former Butterworth landfill site. Read More