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Candidate Information Workshop Announced

Candidate Information Workshop Announced

Too often, local candidates run for an elected position unopposed. As Muskegon continues to succeed in a global economy, it is important that local elected officials are individuals invested in the lakeshore community and willing to collaborate for county-wide success.

   

To encourage campaign participation from those individuals with great potential, the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce a Candidate Information Workshop on June 17, 2014 from 5:00pm-7:30pm at the Chamber Office.  

 

This non-partisan program will provide a general overview of the local issues, campaign rules, marketing, fundraising and policymaking review. Join a panel of previous and current community leaders for informative and interactive discussions of the realities and rewards of holding an elected position.  

 

THE WHITE LAKE AREA WELCOMES U.S. CONGRESSMAN BILL HUIZENGA TO THE

THE WHITE LAKE AREA WELCOMES U.S. CONGRESSMAN BILL HUIZENGA TO THE
THE WHITE LAKE AREA WELCOMES U.S. CONGRESSMAN BILL HUIZENGA TO THE2014 LEGISLATIVE LUNCHEON

 

 

WHITEHALL, MICHIGANThe White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting its fourteenth annual Legislative Luncheon on Monday, April 14th at Alcoa / Howmet Plant 10, 3850 White Lake Drive, Whitehall, MI.  Again this year, there will be a time to meet and greet our invited legislators at 11:30 am for one-on-one interaction, followed by the luncheon and program at 12 noon.

 

Three mayors named in November election

Three mayors named in November election

MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich.—Montague has a new mayor.

Tuesday night, voters elected A. James Neubauer to the office.  Neubauer took 31 percent of the vote, besting Calvin Cederquist, Kenneth Erdman and incumbent Kevin Erb for the two year term.

Erb took over as mayor of Montague in 2011, despite narrowly losing to incumbent, Henry Roesler Jr., who died days before the election.  According to state law, votes cast for a dead candidate cannot be counted.

In Muskegon, Stephen Gawron, who has been serving out former mayor Steve Warmington’s term,  will remain mayor.  Gawron took 71 percent of the vote to Zawdie Abiade’s 29 percent. 

In North Muskegon,  Chris Witham will remain mayor.  Witham took all 545 votes in Tuesday night’s election.  Withham has served as mayor since 2004.

Find out how to navigate the Health Insurance Marketplace September 18

Find out how to navigate the Health Insurance Marketplace September 18

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.-- Starting Oct. 1, 2013, consumers in all states will be able to apply for new affordable health coverage options through the Health Insurance Marketplace for coverage beginning as soon as Jan. 1, 2014.

The public is invited to the Loutit District Library on Wednesday, September 18 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to learn about the Health Insurance Marketplace and the options available. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

This informational discussion will be held the library’s program room A. It is presented by Virginia Graham, outreach and enrollment specialist at Hackley Community Care. For more information on affordable health coverage options, visit www.hackleycommunitycare.org.

Senator wraps up 'Pure Michigan' tour in Muskegon County

Senator wraps up 'Pure Michigan' tour in Muskegon County

WHITEHALL, Mich.—Senator Goeff Hansen will finish out his “hotspot” tour next week with a visit to Muskegon County.

Hansen will begin his September 16th visit at Goodrich Park in Whitehall before bicycling to Muskegon, then Ravenna.  The full schedule is as follows:

Group proposes millage to improve school security and technology

Group proposes millage to improve school security and technology

Supporters of a proposed millage to improve technology and security in schools are scrambling to get enough petition signatures to put the proposal to a vote.

The group “Technology4Students” must collect at least 3,000 signatures from voters registered in Muskegon County by July 2 to get the special millage proposal on the ballot.  The proposal would raise property taxes by one-mill for ten years to generate $4.3 million annual for the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District.

As of June 20, Technology4Students had collected 2,158 signatures.  The group must hit the 3,000 signature mark before the county clerk will set a date for a special election.

Technology4Students has set up a website with information about the proposal, as well as contact information for those circulating the petition.

If approved, t

Congressman Bill Huizenga Statement About Unemployment

Congressman Bill Huizenga Statement About Unemployment

 

Huizenga Statement On Latest Unemployment Report

 

Washington, DC – Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) released the following statement on the national unemployment report for January: