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Lawmaker Wants To Eliminate Pension Tax

There’s at least one Republican in the state House who wants to toss out one of former GOP Governor Rick Snyder’s first initiatives. Representative Joe Bellino of Monroe has introduced a bill to repeal what’s become known

LMC Auction This Weekend

Set for Saturday is the annual Lake Michigan College Winner’s Circle Benefit Auction. Lake Michigan College Foundation Director Mary Klemm tells WSJM News the event has been held each year since 1988. “It is a fundraiser primarily

State Releases PFAS Test Results

From the Associated Press — Officials say samples taken at 64 water systems around Michigan last year had measurable levels of a class of long-lasting toxic chemicals. The Department of Environmental Quality released findings Monday from a 2018

SMC Increasing Tuition Slightly

Southwestern Michigan College is increasing its tuition for the 2019-2020 year. The SMC Board of Trustees approved the changes Monday night, saying state appropriations for the college are about the same as they were 17 years ago

State Offers Tax Filing Advice

With tax season now well underway, the Michigan Department of Treasury has some tips for those looking to hire a tax preparer. Spokesperson Ron Leix reminds everyone that hiring the wrong person or service could harm you.