• M-32 resurfacing in Antrim, Charlevoix starts July 9

    M-32 resurfacing in Antrim and Charlevoix counties starts July 9 with an estimated starting date of Monday July 9 and an estimated completion date of Friday Aug. 31. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will invest almost $1.4 million to resurface 8.8 miles of M-32 from Pearsall Road to Tebo School Road in Antrim and Charlevoix…

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  • Michigan budget allots $11.2 million for election security

    Secretary of State Ruth Johnson today issued the following statement about the state budget signed today that includes $535,000 in state money that Johnson and her team sought to enhance election security and integrity: “I thank the governor and lawmakers for moving quickly to include the state’s contribution in the new budget, allowing Michigan to…

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  • Survey finds growing concern over affordable housing in Michigan

    Many local governments in Michigan feel they have a shortage of housing in their counties and cities, according to a survey from University of Michigan researchers. About 40 percent of local officials say they have too little single family housing and nearly half say their county has too little multifamily housing. “The survey shows that…

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  • Gov. Snyder strategy to manage public land, removes purchasing caps

    The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Managed Public Land Strategy was approved last week, removing land purchasing caps for the state of Michigan under legislation signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder. “This unique strategy for managing the state’s plentiful natural resources will benefit residents and visitors alike for generations to come,” Gov. Rick Snyder…

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