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As many of you know, I have been a member of the Rockford City Council for the past two years. Getting to know and work with the other Council Members, City Manager Michael Young, the City staff, and other residents and business people has been enjoyable. A lot has happened in the past two years. […]

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I am writing this column before the results of Tuesday’s election are known but there is one known certainty-Pete MacGregor is no longer the Michigan State Representative for the City of Rockford. In a re-structuring move, Pete’s 73rd District loses Rockford but he gains Grand Rapids Township and East Grand Rapids. Pete has been a […]

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This week, I would like to review Proposal 2012-01, the Referendum on Public Act 4 of 2011, the Local Government and School District Fiscal Accountability Act, one of six proposals on next month’s ballot. The other five Proposals on the ballot attempt to amend the Michigan Constitution. Proposal 1 asks the citizens to either reinstate […]

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Last Monday, as a member of the Rockford City Council, I had the privilege to attend the final regular Council meeting for Councilwoman Mary Eadie and Councilman Rich Mol. Both Rich and Mary decided not to run for re-election in the coming election. Mary has served for 32 years and Rich has served for over […]

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Over the next few weeks, I would like to review and provide some general information on the six statewide ballot issues that we will be voting on at the November 6 general election. From an income tax point of view, only Proposal 5 affects what I do for a living in that it would make […]