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Inside the August Primary: The close calls and votes cast

Inside the August Primary: The close calls and votes cast

LANSING, Mich.-- Fewer voters cast their ballots Tuesday than when Governor Rick Snyder was elected.

That's according to Fred Woodhams, spokesman for the Secretary of State's Office.  Woodhams says 1.3 million Michiganders visited the polls during the primary, accounting for approximately 20.3 percent of active voters. Active voters are defined by the Secretary of State as people who have voted within the last six years. Woodhams says approximately 17.9 percent of registered Michigan voters cast a ballot Tuesday, but that number may be skewed because people who have moved out of the state may still be registered to vote in Michigan.

My Town: Voters to decide key issues during Aug. 5 election

My Town: Voters to decide key issues during Aug. 5 election

Voters across West Michigan are expected to head to the polls Tuesday, Aug. 5 to decide some key issues and races.

Proposal 1 would alter Michigan’s tax infrastructure by eliminating equipment taxes for businesses that already pay taxes every year.  A portion of sales tax revenue that goes to the state treasury would be reallocated to local governments to cover the tax revenue loss.  Plainfield Township Superintendent Cameron Van Wyngarden says the ballot measure would make Michigan more economically competitive with other states.

My Town: Voters to decide key issues during Aug. 5 election

My Town: Voters to decide key issues during Aug. 5 election

Voters across West Michigan are expected to head to the polls Tuesday, Aug. 5 to decide some key issues and races.

Proposal 1 would alter Michigan’s tax infrastructure by eliminating equipment taxes for businesses that already pay taxes every year.  A portion of sales tax revenue that goes to the state treasury would be reallocated to local governments to cover the tax revenue loss.  Plainfield Township Superintendent Cameron Van Wyngarden says the ballot measure would make Michigan more economically competitive with other states.

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.