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State Senate Approves Nesbitt Tax Cut Bill

The Michigan Senate has approved legislation from state Senator Aric Nesbitt to implement a $2.5 billion tax cut. Nesbitt’s proposal would reduce personal and business income tax rates and give families a $500 per child tax credit.

Coast Guard: No Ice Is Safe Ice

With temperatures expected to warm up in Michigan on Wednesday into the 40s and even 50s in some areas, the U.S. Coast Guard says there’s no such thing as safe ice. Coast Guard Station Tawas Chief Petty

Teachers Concerned About Staffing Shortages

A new survey shows increasing concern among teachers in Michigan classrooms. 91% of those surveyed in late January said they were extremely or very concerned about the growing teacher shortage and its impact in the classroom. Michigan

Lakeshore Public Schools Ends Mask Rule

Lakeshore Public Schools will no longer require students to wear masks as of Tuesday. At a Monday meeting, the board of education approved a resolution changing the Return to Learn plan to end the mask mandate. Superintendent

State Offering Home Weatherization Program

Low income Michigan residents could qualify for free home weatherization services through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The agency’s Bureau of Community Action and Economic Opportunity Director Kris Schoenow tells WSJM News federal funds

Find A Yeti At Tiscornia Park

Coming up this month, you’ll be able to find a yeti at Tiscornia Beach in St. Joseph. City Recreation Manager Carrie Ogonowski tells us while most people don’t think of heading to Tiscornia in the winter, it’s

State Lawmakers Working On Budget

Michigan lawmakers are working on the next state budget after hearing the governor’s proposals. State Representative Jack O’Malley of Lake Ann in Benzie County says she will not get all of what she wants. “When I got

Tax Day Fast Approaching

We’re about two months away from Tax Day. Your W-2 is one thing, but you’re not totally ready to file your taxes unless you have the proper documentation of money earned outside of your employer. That could

Lawmaker Discusses COVID Relief Bill

A $1.2 billion bill to fight COVID-19 has been approved by the Michigan Legislature this past week. The plan is the latest from funding that was enacted by Congress and President Joe Biden last year. It includes

City Requiring Lead Water Lines To Be Replaced

Benton Harbor City Commissioners have approved an ordinance requiring lead water service lines installed around the city to be replaced. The city attorney told commissioners at meeting this past week the ordinance would require property owners to

Fire Deaths Were Up In January

Fire deaths in Michigan were up by 144% during January. Michigan State Fire Marshal Kevin Sehlmeyer tells WSJM News the state has recorded 18 fires resulting in 22 deaths, all accidental and preventable. “One common thing that