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Meet the 30th District Senate Candidates at SLDL

Meet the 30th District Senate Candidates at SLDL

Meet the 30th District Senate Candidates at SLDL

 

The public is invited to meet the candidates who are vying for the 30th District State Senate seat at Spring Lake District Library on Wed., Oct. 29, at 7:00 p.m.  Candidate Sarah Howard, (Dem) and incumbent Senator Arlan Meekhof (Rep) will respond to questions presented by the Grand Haven Area League of Women Voters. Following the question and answer period, attendees will have the opportunity to speak with the candidates on an individual basis.

 

Take advantage of this opportunity to learn where the candidates stand on matters that will impact the residents of the 30th District. The 30th District consists of all of Ottawa County, Sparta Township, and Grandville City in Kent County.

 

Political Pundit Susan Demas Speaks at SLDL

Political Pundit Susan Demas Speaks at SLDL

Political Pundit Susan Demas Speaks at SLDL

 

Political pundit Susan J. Demas shares her expertise about the upcoming election at Spring Lake District Library on Monday, Oct. 20 at 7:00 p.m.  Demas will discuss the candidates and issues facing voters this November. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.

 

Demas is a political columnist who provides news reports, analysis and opinions on local and national issues from a Michigan perspective. She currently serves as a political columnist for MLive.com and is the publisher and editor of Inside Michigan Politics. Demas regularly provides analysis for Off the Record and Michigan Radio.  She was recognized by both the Washington and Huffington Posts for her political tweets. She served as editor and analyst for Michigan Information & Research Service (MIRS) from 2007-2013.

 

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: Varnum attorney Dean Reisner appointed to board of directors

My Town: Varnum attorney Dean Reisner appointed to board of directors

 

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. –  Varnum attorney Dean Reisner has been appointed to the board of directors for the chamber of commerce for Grand Haven, Spring Lake and Ferrysburg.

Reisner is a partner in the firm's corporate and estate planning practice teams. He concentrates his practice on business transactional matters, general corporate work, real estate acquisition, sales and development, estate planning and agricultural law.

"I am honored to be selected to serve on the board of directors for the chamber," said Reisner. "I look forward to working with and serving the businesses and community in North Ottawa County and West Michigan."

In addition to serving on the public policy committee for the Grand Haven Chamber of Commerce, Reisner is president and a member of the board of directors for the North Ottawa Rod and Gun Club Foundation.

My Town Spring Lake: District proposes millage hike for school upgrades

My Town Spring Lake: District proposes millage hike for school upgrades

SPRING LAKE, Mich.—Voters are encouraged to visit the polls Tuesday, May 6 to decide two funding proposals by Spring Lake Public Schools.

According to the district website, Proposal I would generate funding for major renovations and additions to Jeffers and Holmes elementary schools.  The proposal would also include renovations to intermediate/middle schools, minor upgrades to the high school and district-wide technology and bus upgrades.

Proposal II would focus on improving Grabinski Stadium, adding turf at the high school for soccer and lacrosse, upgrading practice fields, adding restrooms at the high school tennis courts and creating additional parking.

After voters turned down a bond proposal by the district last November, Spring Lake Public Schools expanded its Internal Review Committee to include community members along with staff and administrators.  The group surveyed community funding priorities to come up with these two updated proposals.

89th District Rep. Amanda Price at Spring Lake District Library

89th District Rep. Amanda Price at Spring Lake District Library

SPRING LAKE, Mich.--State Rep. Amanda Price will be at the Spring Lake District Library on Friday, Feb. 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. to talk with constituents about their concerns.

Price represents the 89th District which includes Spring Lake, Grand Haven  and Ferrysburg. Take advantage of this opportunity to let your state representative know what issues are important to you.

For more information about this event, call the library at (616) 846-5770, ext. 107. The library is located at 123 E. Exchange Street in Spring Lake