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Upton: Biden Budget Dead On Arrival

Congressman Fred Upton says President Biden’s budget proposal, unveiled this week, is almost certainly dead on arrival. The president on Monday released the $5.8 trillion plan. It increases taxes on the wealthy and seeks to reduce the

EPA Releases Report On BH Water Plant

A report on the Benton Harbor water plant has been released by the Environmental Protection Agency after it issued a unilateral administrative order for the plant in November. At the time, the EPA said an inspection found

FBI Informant Won’t Testify

FBI informant Stephen Robeson of Oxford, Wisconsin will not testify as a defense witness in the trial of four men charged with plotting to kidnap Governor Whitmer. Robeson appeared in federal court yesterday and took the Fifth

Upton Speaks With Ukrainian Lawmakers

A meeting was held this week between members of Congress and members of the Ukrainian parliament. Congressman Fred Upton tells WSJM News it matched much of what Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said. “The message from these

Kinexus Leaders Give Labor Market Report

A labor market shortage remains the single biggest challenge facing the southwest Michigan economy heading into the spring of 2022. So says Kinexus Vice President for Government Affairs Al Pscholka, who spoke during an update Wednesday. Pscholka

Governor Signs Infrastructure Bill

From the Associated Press — Fixing dams and roads in Michigan is the goal under a newly signed infrastructure spending plan. Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the more than $4.7 billion plan Wednesday in Grand Rapids. It includes

Free COVID-19 Tests Available At Libraries

Free, at-home COVID-19 tests will now be available at 70 libraries in the state. That includes the Cass District Library in Cassopolis, the Buchanan District Library, Watervliet District Library, South Haven Memorial Library, and the Fennville District

PGA Long Drive Contest Next Week

The Kitchenaid Senior PGA Championship is looking for some southwest Michigan golfers who can hit a long drive. Championship Director Brandon Haney tells WSJM News they’re holding the community long drive contest next Wednesday at Pipestone Indoor

Nesbitt Seeking Re-Election

State Senator Aric Nesbitt has filed for re-election in the new 20th State Senate District. The district includes parts of Allegan, Berrien, Kent, and Van Buren counties. Nesbitt says during his first Senate term, he helped stop