“This is something that a lot of us in the policy world have already known for a long time — that when Congress failed to act on expanding or continuing the monthly child tax credit payments that were part of the American Rescue Plan, that a lot of Michigan kids and families were going to suffer as a result,” Anne Kuhnen, a tax policy analyst for the Michigan League for Public Policy (MLPP), said.
Former Three Rivers DDA executive director Brian Persky is moving up in the world after earning an expanded role with Discover Kalamazoo, the local convention and visitors bureau for Kalamazoo County.
“Quite simply, most coal plants are violating the law that requires toxic waste cleanup,” said Lisa Evans, a senior attorney with Earthjustice, during a Thursday media call. “Coal plants are polluting the nation’s water illegally and getting away with it.”
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Congress could consider same-sex marriage legislation, a huge defense bill, changes in how presidential electoral votes are counted and more.
The grant has allowed each institution to purchase 30 laptops and Wi-Fi hotspots for circulation at each library.
Sow Good Seeds columnist Deborah Haak-Frost writes, “I don’t know if chipmunks feel gratified by their stores of food after busy days of harvesting, but I definitely feel a sense of satisfaction as I watch the metamorphosis from piles of vegetables on my counter to containers in the freezer or jars in the basement.”
Advocates for marijuana liberalization saw mixed results as legalization ballot measures were counted Tuesday, with Maryland and Missouri voters approving recreational use for adults but Arkansas, South Dakota and North Dakota rejecting the proposal
Lucas Allen will be the next at-large Three Rivers city commissioner after receiving 73 percent of the ballots cast, collecting 1,128 votes against the 401 write-in votes tallied against him, defeating write-in candidate Danielle Moreland in Tuesday’s general election.
Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer pledged to continue to lead in a bipartisan fashion during a 15-minute address to reporters, family members, state elected officials, and campaign staff on Wednesday after being elected to a second term
Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez, the president of NextGen America, was in Ann Arbor for one of nine national stops with MoveOn and the progressive former presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to get out the vote in Michigan and four other key states.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer closed out her reelection campaign Monday with a rally at her alma mater of Michigan State University, telling students that their votes could be what swings the final result of key statewide races on Tuesday.
GOP gubernatorial nominee Tudor Dixon on Monday night held a final “Welcome Home” campaign rally in Grand Rapid before polls opened Tuesday morning.
WSV Columnist and psychotherapist Charles Thomas writes, “I’ve met more than a few people in my life who believe counseling and psychotherapy are nothing more than a big pile of steaming horse (radio edit). And honestly, I understand why some people feel that way.”
Progress Michigan, Promote the Vote and All Voting is Local held a press conference Friday morning to discuss last-minute litigation and efforts from organizations and individuals who are sowing distrust in the election system.
Watershed Voice was the recipient of two LION Awards in the Public Service and Outstanding Coverage categories presented at the Independent News Sustainability Summit in Austin, Texas last week.
Watershed Voice sent out questionnaires to local candidates running for Three Rivers City Commission, St. Joseph County Commission, Three Rivers Board of Education, and Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees. In the days leading up to the election on Tuesday, November 8, Watershed will publish the questionnaires in the order they are received. Bart Goldberg, a Democrat running against longtime U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg in the newly formed Michigan 5th Congressional District, reached out to Watershed Voice about filling out a questionnaire, and submitted the following answers.
Carol Higgins of Mendon Township writes that no one has “the right to enact legislation to force me to believe and behave the same as you about reproductive choice.”