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Government & Politics

Michigan receives $1.6 million to transform healthcare delivery and payment systems

Posted March 13, 2013 by Bruce Snook

LANSING – The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) within the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced Michigan as one the grantees for the State Innovation Models initiative. Beginning Apr. 1, Michigan will receive about $1.6 million to develop its State Health Care Innovation Plan. “Being named one of the […]

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Michigan receives new funding to fight prediabetes epidemic

Posted February 25, 2013 by Bruce Snook

LANSING – The Michigan Diabetes Prevention and Control Program within the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has been selected as one of eight state programs to receive a grant of $134,380 to fight prediabetes and the spread of adult onset diabetes known as type-2 diabetes. The Michigan Diabetes Prevention and Control Program was selected […]

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Senator Stabenow announces support for new school-based health center at Ross Beatty Junior/Senior High School in Cassopolis

Posted December 21, 2012 by Bruce Snook

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow has announced funding for the Cassopolis Family Clinic to establish a new school-based health center at the Ross Beatty Junior/Senior High School in Cassopolis. The Cassopolis Family Clinic received support through the School-Based Health Center Capital Program, a competitive initiative which was authored by Senator Stabenow. The program provides school-based health […]

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St. Joseph County Commissioners approve request for funds for enhanced SCAN unit to tackle meth problem

Posted October 17, 2012 by Bruce Snook

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners has approved a request for funds to enhance the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics (SCAN) unit to deal with the methamphetamine problem in the county. Tuesday’s (October 16) approval of the funding request followed action October 2nd in which the board approved identical “Memorandum of Understanding” (MOU) documents […]

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Business

Funding announced for Nature’s Fuel in Constantine

Posted September 6, 2012 by Bruce Snook

There was some very good news Wednesday (September 5) for the Village of Constantine and the surrounding area. An early afternoon news conference at the former Rexam plant in the Constantine Industrial Park brought an announcement that funding has been secured for the proposed Nature’s Fuel project in the vacant 238,000 square foot facility. George […]

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Cass County commissioners criticize lawmakers and other state officials over funding

Posted April 8, 2012 by Bruce Snook

State legislators and other officials drew fire from the Cass County Board of Commissioners Thursday evening (April 5) after attending the Michigan Association of Counties conference. For more on the story from the Dowagiac Daily News, click on the following link:  Frustration with state boils over

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Constantine Township seeking taxpayer input on road spending

Posted December 18, 2011 by Bruce Snook

Constantine Township is looking for taxpayer input on spending funds on its county roads. A survey included in the latest township newsletter asked if roads even needed improvements, and if taxes should be increased or a special millage approved to improve roads. Copies of the survey are available at Constantine Township Library. Surveys may be left […]

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Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board recommends 99 development and acquisition projects totaling $39.6 million

Posted December 8, 2011 by Bruce Snook

The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) Board of Trustees has recommended to the Michigan Legislature that 99 recreation development projects and land acquisitions totaling $39,665,200 be funded in 2012. The board this year had considered 145 applications for development and acquisition projects totaling $63,748,000, which were competitively evaluated based on scoring criteria developed by […]

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Michigan receives $10.5 million in federal funding for Home Visiting Program

Posted October 2, 2011 by Bruce Snook

LANSING – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program $8.4 million in grant funding for federal fiscal year 2011. Of that, there is more than $5.3 million in competitive grant funds and more than $3 million in formula […]

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Economics

MDOT talks about transportation funding on YouTube

Posted September 28, 2011 by Bruce Snook

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is asking the public: “Do you know where road and bridge funding comes from in Michigan?” with a new video posted to its YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/MichiganDOT. “Not everyone has all the facts about transportation funding, so we thought we could use YouTube to reach a large number of […]

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Claims assessment will ensure continued federal Medicaid match

Posted August 24, 2011 by Bruce Snook

State Rep. Matt Lori Wednesday (August 24th) praised the Michigan House of Representatives for passage of legislation that guarantees continuation of federal matching funds for Medicaid. Lori, R Constantine, is chairman of the House Department of Community Health Committee. The House approved Senate Bill 347, which eliminates the current 6-percent use tax on Medicaid HMOs […]

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Feature report looks at history, status and future of the American highway

Posted July 7, 2011 by Bruce Snook

Zach Rosenberg of Car and Driver Magazine has written a rather sobering article regarding the American highway – its history, status and future.  The report appears in the magazine’s July 2011 issue.  To check it out, click on the following link:  The State of the Union’s Roads:  An Investigative Report – Feature Bruce Snook River […]

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‘Roads’ primary topic for second ‘Community Development Meeting’

Posted May 22, 2011 by Bruce Snook

Roads were the key topic for discussion Saturday (May 21st) as representatives from Three Rivers area governmental units gathered for their second ‘Community Development Meeting’ to explore ways to collaborate and cooperate in providing governmental services. Louis Csokasy, who manages road commissions in both St. Joseph and Cass counties, was the special guest for the […]

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Segal, supporters call on lawmakers to fully fund MYCA

Posted May 4, 2011 by Bruce Snook

LANSING – State Representative Kate Segal (D-Battle Creek)  Wednesday (May 4th) joined supporters, parents, cadets and staff members of the Battle Creek-based Michigan Youth ChalleNGe Academy (MYCA) to call on state lawmakers to fully fund the academy, a program run by the National Guard that gives at-risk youths the chance to transform themselves into successful […]

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Standing up for Michigan’s seniors

Posted May 2, 2011 by Bruce Snook

State Rep. Kevin Cotter last week voted for a bipartisan amendment to House Bill 4525 that restored funding for several important and successful senior programs. The successful vote restored funding for Senior Companion, Foster Grandparents, the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program and the well-known Meals on Wheels program. “These programs are a crucial help to […]

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Caswell protects local Great Start Collaboratives in budget proposal

Posted April 16, 2011 by Bruce Snook

LANSING – In the recently released Department of Human Services budget, Senator Bruce Caswell has proposed language to protect the local Great Start Collaboratives, while reducing administrative overhead expenses.  Under his budget proposal, funding for local Great Start organizations throughout the state will see their funding held at current year levels and will also have […]

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Sandbox Party focuses on young children as key to Michigan’s economic turnaround

Posted July 1, 2010 by Bruce Snook

Centreville – The St. Joseph County Great Start Collaborative and Great Start Parent Coalition are gearing up to make sure local voters know about the Sandbox Party for Michigan’s Youngest Learners, which was launched in Lansing Thursday (July 1st). The nonpartisan, nonpolitical party represents the interests of Michigan’s youngest residents, from birth to age 5. […]

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‘Connecting Communities and People with Trails’ workshop slated for June 30th in Lawrence

Posted June 15, 2010 by Bruce Snook

The 2010 Trail Workshop Series: Connecting Communities and People With Trails will be held on Wednesday, June 30th, at the Van Buren Conference Center in Lawrence, MI from 8:30-noon.  The focus of the session will be HOW TO FUND YOUR TRAIL PROJECT.  Sessions will cover the following:

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MDOT to move forward with plans for a reduced 2011-2014 road and bridge program

Posted April 29, 2010 by Bruce Snook

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) said Thursday (April 29th) that the state is moving forward with plans to implement a reduced 2011-2014 road and bridge program. At the State Transportation Commission’s meeting, MDOT said it was working with state and local transportation agencies to advance a reduced State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

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Stabenow, Levin, Upton announce $8.5 million for new terminal at Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport

Posted March 26, 2010 by Bruce Snook

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), U.S. Senator Carl Levin (D-MI), and U.S. Representative Fred Upton (R-MI) announced Friday (March 26th) that the County of Kalamazoo has been awarded $8,500,000 in funding through the Department of Transportation (DOT). This funding will be used on the ongoing construction of a new terminal at the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International […]

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