Redistricting takes Rockford out of 73rd

State Representative Pete MacGregor explains his current district and the proposed new 73rd District boundaries. If the new districting stands, which he believes it will, City of Rockford will no longer be grouped with Cannon and Courtland Townships as part of the 73rd District.

City will be grouped with Cedar Springs, Sparta, Walker and Grandville  by BETH ALTENA For the last ten years the City of Rockford has sat in the center of the 73rd House of Representatives District, served by Pete MacGregor, Tom Pearce and Doug Hart. Census figures prompted a Republican-designed shift of political districts, which, unless […]

Letter to the Editor — September 30, 2010

“When the foundations are being destroyed, Where do we turn?”  “Are the foundations really being destroyed?” Nationally, I believe this is the case, but it certainly is true here in Michigan. Between 2000 and 2010, Michigan has lost over 900,000 manufacturing jobs, creating a domino effect of lost jobs in almost every other employment sector. […]

Letters to the Editor — February 4, 2010

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Reader thanks Craig James Dear Editor, I would like to thank Mr. Craig James for casting some light onto the activities of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It is nice to know when the public is being manipulated. It’s disconcerting to hear that a world-renowned and respected authority on climate change admits to […]

A Michigan Mistake: Handing over Wetlands to Fed Authority

Conservationists oppose move Representative Tom Pearce in his February District 73 message said “I support and will work to transfer the state-run wetlands program, currently under the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, to the Environmental Protection Agency, making Michigan consistent with 48 other states;” As a member of the Izaak Walton Conservation Chapter, we cannot […]

Pearce Speaks in Defense of Wetlands Change

Tom Pearce returned the Squire’s call to ask for his opinion on this topic. He said it is important to note that the governor is promoting this bill as a cost savings for the state. “Although is would only save the state a couple of million dollars, that’s still a couple million dollars,” Pearce said. […]