The Michigan Department of Treasury says that out of 490 local government units that submitted information, 110 in the state are either underfunding their retiree pensions, heathcare plans, or both. That 110 includes Battle Creek, Marshall, and Union City.
A package of bills designed to reform Michigan’s Civil Asset Forfeiture procedure has now been introduced in the Michigan House of Representatives. The Republican sponsored bills would do a variety of things.
Police were first contacted early Wednesday morning, after a woman said the father of her child had come to Georgia, taken the child, and returned to Michigan. Authorities say they searched several Battle Creek residences for the 1-year-old, and also attempted to contact Georgia authorities to deter…
The City of Battle Creek says that at the City Commission meeting Tuesday night, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation presented the award to Battle Creek, designating the city as a Redevelopment Ready Community; that makes Battle Creek one of 17 in the state.
Floodwaters have finally receded in most of Southwest Michigan, but it’s now cleanup time. Many streets in Kalamazoo could have debris on them, and many homes and businesses also need to be assessed for damage.
Joint Resolution GG, introduced by Republican Martin Howrylak of Troy and co-sponsored by two Republicans and three Democrats, would change Michigan’s Constitution to completely do away with our current two-chamber legislature, and replace it with a unicameral legislature.