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LaSata Pleased With New State Budget

State Representative Kim LaSata tells WSJM News the new state budget, approved by lawmakers this week, puts Michigan in a good position for the future. She says it pays down debt while reducing long-term obligations. LaSata adds it

State Senate Approves Budget

From the Associated Press — A $56.7 billion state budget is headed toward Governor Rick Snyder’s desk after the Republican-led Senate gave it final approval on mostly party-line votes. The bills approved Thursday include more money for K-12

Surprise Guilty Plea In Cass County Rape Case

A Cass County rape trial has been ended early after the suspect confessed and pleaded guilty Wednesday morning. The Cass County Prosecutor’s office tells WSJM News 21-year-old Markal Leneal Jackson, of Benton Harbor, halted the proceedings just as

Upton Waiting On Healthcare Details

Congressman Fred Upton is still waiting to learn details of the Senate healthcare plan being hammered out by Republicans. He tells WSJM News he’s been trying to learn what’s in it. “I’ve not talked to any senators

Everything Back To Normal At Leco

Everything’s back to normal at Leco Corporation in St. Joseph following an investigation of suspicious activity Wednesday. Around 1:30 p.m. police issued a lockdown order for the area around Leco, saying a suspect who was possibly armed

Upton Laments Violent Political Speech

Last week’s shooting of Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise has got Congressman Fred Upton concerned about divisive political rhetoric. He tells WSJM News people have been allowing themselves to be whipped into fear and hate. “The blogs, some