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City hall, county government and the state legislature
A new Michigan law calls for the creation of a universal form that doctors can use when patients need prior authorization for coverage of prescription drugs. Read More
Figure may indicate commercial construction and local economy have rebounded.
The monetary value of the building permits that were applied for and granted just in Grand Rapids, and only in April, totaled a nearly unbelievable $77 million — a figure that breaks out to a daily average of $3.5 million for each of the month’s 22 business days. Read More
Land bank feels lenders have responded positively to its mission.
Kent County Land Bank Authority Executive Director Dave Allen said the response his fledgling agency has received so far from the local banking community has been extremely positive. Read More
Kent County has reported that $2.6 million in damage has been done to public properties located outside of the city of Grand Rapids from the flooding of the Grand River. Read More
Kent County is now accepting offers for some prime riverfront property it owns — along Monroe Avenue NW between Michigan and Trowbridge streets. Read More
Gov. Rick Snyder and lawmakers have hundreds of millions of dollars more than expected when working to finalize Michigan's next budget. Read More
Grand Rapids' mayor and six city commissioners are in line for pay increases, starting on July 1, 2014, unless at least five board members reject a pay panel's recommendations. Read More