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Legislature Approves School Aid Budget


A school aid budget that eliminates a funding gap between districts has been approved by the Michigan Legislature. The $17.1 billion K-12 budget would eliminate a longstanding base per-student funding gap among districts and boost overall funding

City Commissioners Discuss Budget


The next budget for the city of Benton Harbor anticipates a shortfall that will require dipping into the fund balance. During a budget hearing Monday night, city finance staff told commissioners with some income tax revenue lost

SMC Increases Scholarships For 2022


Southwestern Michigan College has boosted scholarships dramatically for next year to make higher education more affordable. SMC offered $880,000 in the 2021 budget, hiking that 62% to $1.4 million for 2022. SMC President Joe Odenwald tells WSJM

President Biden To Visit Michigan


Governor Gretchen Whitmer will welcome President Joe Biden to Michigan on Saturday. The two will visit Traverse City, where they will be marking and celebrating the progress the country has made so far to battle COVID-19. Biden

State Urges Caution To Avoid Mosquitoes


With the summer well underway, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is advising everyone to take steps to avoid mosquitoes. It says the first mosquito-borne virus of the year has been found in Bay, Oakland,