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Legislature Approves New Ballast Water Rules


From the Associated Press — Michigan lawmakers have voted to weaken a policy that prohibits oceangoing cargo ships from releasing ballast water at state ports until it has been treated to kill invasive species, despite Governor Rick Snyder’s opposition to

A Look At Municipal Income Taxes


Now that Benton Harbor is getting its own city income tax, we thought we would check in with a couple of other Michigan cities that have municipal income taxes to see how it’s worked for them. James

Dune Project To Be Celebrated Tomorrow


A ribbon cutting is planned for tomorrow on a dune restoration project in South Haven. The Southwest Michigan Planning Commission’s Chris Martin tells WSJM News they’re celebrating the completion of work at the Syndicate Park Dune. “They’re

Berrien County Election Results


Another round of local elections in Berrien County has come and gone, and we have the results from the Berrien County Clerk’s office. Aside from the Benton Harbor income tax proposal on Tuesday, which passed, voters in

MI Companies, Officials On Asian Trade Mission


Several Michigan companies are on a trade mission to China and South Korea. Director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Jamie Clover-Adams, told Michigan News Network trade is important with countries like China. “I

MI Bill Would Allow Concealed Guns In Schools


From the Associated Press — Republican lawmakers are renewing their attempt to let gun owners carry their weapons inside Michigan schools, day care centers and other gun-free zones. Fast-tracked legislation up for a vote in a Senate committee