Ann Arbor, MI – There will not be a proposal on the November ballot in Ann Arbor for the city to levy an income tax. At a working session Thursday night, council members told city officials they want more time before taking the issue to voters. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – The Speaker Pro-Tempore of the Michigan House is unveiling legislation that would help low-income homeowners who are behind on property taxes to keep their homes. Hear more on the plan in this story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti officials say more repairs are needed on the LeForge Road bridge over the Huron River. The span may even need to be replaced. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – With the possibility of an income tax on the ballot in November for Ann Arbor residents, the city's Chamber of Commerce is trying to guage its members' thoughts on the subject. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Leaders from school districts across Washtenaw County are hoping to work together to make sure more resources get to students in the classrooms. The process began Monday with a meeting initiated by the Lincoln Consolidated and Ypsilanti school districts. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – WEMU's David Fair and Michigan League of Conservation Voters Executive Director Lisa Wosniak have their monthly talk about the environment. Their First Friday guest this month is Bill Stough, Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Research Group in Grand Rapids. This month's subject: the potential environmental impact of vancant automobile assemly and parts plants.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor city council has rejected a proposed moratorium on development in areas that are zoned R-4-C and R-2-A, but also cut off development opportunities for a while in part of the Germantown neighborhood. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more.
Ann Arbor, MI – Washtenaw County Administrator Bob Guenzel has outlined nearly $12 million in potential budget cuts to help balance the 2010 and 2011 budgets. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has details on options under consideration, which include the elimination of up to 181 full-time equivalent positions.
Ypsilanti, MI – The field of finalists to be the Ypsilanti school district's next Superintendent has been narrowed from three to two. As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, school board members are leaning heavily toward one candidate in particular.
Ann Arbor, MI – Elections in two Ann Arbor city council Democratic primaries Tuesday produced one upset. Leigh Greden, the incumbent who lost by a slim margin in the third ward, says he owes it to his supporters to ask for a recount. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has the unofficial results.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor residents in the third and fifth wards will be voting Tuesday in the Democratic primary on city council candidates. In the third ward, incumbent Leigh Greden is challenged by former city council member Stephen Kunselman and Luanne Bullington. Current fifth ward council member Mike Anglin is challenged by Scott Rosencrans. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has this preview of the two races.