New fire barn to serve well into the future Cannon Township officials are thrilled they were able to upgrade their fire facilities without asking residents for an increase in taxes. With planning and a positive bidding environment due to the slow economy, they were able to build a substantial addition to the fire station at [...]
Deficit reduction “A nickel bag, please.” You won’t hear this at your corner drugstore anytime soon, but it would help the budget deficit. Prohibition of booze was repealed because almost everybody was drinking it anyway, and there was an excise tax on alcohol. We could make use of a similar tax on legally sold “recreational [...]
Will Michigan catch a break? I had never met Jim Northrup, but he plays a part in one of my most vivid memories. The Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals were playing the seventh game of the 1968 World Series. The Series was tied three games for each team, so it was winner- take-all for [...]
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