City hall, county government and the state legislature


7 steps to reasonable ADA accommodation

February 20, 2018
With changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, and disability-related employment claims on the rise, employers need to be ahead of the curve with regard to reasonable accommodation in the workplace. Read More

Governor Snyder signs law to let charter schools get tax revenue

February 20, 2018
| By AP
LANSING — Governor Rick Snyder has signed into law a change allowing charter schools to receive revenue from certain voter-approved property tax hikes. Read More

Michigan releases medical marijuana symbol for products

February 19, 2018
| By AP
LANSING — Michigan has released an official symbol to label medical marijuana products that are sold in the state and is detailing required labeling for such products. Read More

Mayor calls for teamwork

In third State of the City address, Bliss details progress of 2017, challenges for 2018.

February 16, 2018
The positive developments in Grand Rapids last year happened because of community partnerships, according to Mayor Rosalynn Bliss. She said teamwork will be even more essential heading into a challenging 2018. Read More

Ex-conservation exec charged with embezzlement

February 16, 2018
A grand jury has charged a former executive director of a conservation district with five counts of theft of federal funds. Read More

Grand Rapids hosting Neighborhood Summit

February 15, 2018
The city of Grand Rapids will host a free summit on economic equity next month. Read More

Grand Rapids appoints HR director

February 13, 2018
Grand Rapids has reinstated a former management position and named a 16-year employee to the role. Read More

Governor Snyder orders recycling services at all state sites

February 12, 2018
| By AP
LANSING — Governor Rick Snyder is ordering all state government facilities to provide recycling services within a year. Read More

More money sought to clean up brownfield sites

Proposal to increase landfill dumping fees would generate much of the funding.

February 9, 2018
A new $79-million-per-year proposal from Gov. Rick Snyder would increase funding to protect Michigan’s environment, including $45 million to clean up and redevelop contaminated sites. Read More

New study highlights impact of immigrants

Organization estimates Michigan’s economy would take $389M hit if Dreamers are relocated.

February 9, 2018
Amid contentious congressional debate about immigration policy, including the future of the Dreamers program, a new report sheds light on one important aspect of the controversy surrounding immigration — its impact on the U.S. economy. Read More