Here are some interesting stories covering Grand Rapids and Michigan:
- Grand Rapids city manager says budget cuts may force layoffs, City Hall closure for two weeks – With budget cuts, the City of Grand Rapids may need to close City Hall for two weeks and cut staff in order to make up for the shortfall.
- Stabenow tries to rewrite history – With yesterday’s announcement that President Obama intends to implement strict new fuel efficiency and emissions standards, Michigan Democratic Party Senator Debbie Stabenow issued a statement saying that she has long sought just such a standard. However, according to Michigan Messenger, she has voted against such standards in the past.
- Foreclosure legislation clears state Senate, heads to governor’s desk – A compromise bill that aims to give relief to Michigan homeowners facing foreclosure has passed the Senate.
- All of this … from a harmless little gas you exhale – Michigan Liberal posts about a new letter issued by prominent scientists from Michigan that urges immediate action on global warming.
- Taylor Testifies and Republicans Flee – While a little dense, this post from West Michigan Rising looks at Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) Superintendent Bernard Taylor’s recent testimony before the Michigan House Education Committee on the issue of charter schools. Taylor is proposing that local school districts be given the power to create charter schools.
- Obama is mum on Granholm’s chances – The White House is saying that Governor Granholm only visited the White House Tuesday for Obama’s fuel standards announcements and not for a discussion about a possible Supreme Court nomination.
If we missed anything, let us know in the comments.