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Economists question Kalamazoo sports organization’s $15.5M boast

Claims that sports activities generated $15.4 million of economic activity in Kalamazoo County are being disputed by several economists. Discover Kalamazoo Sports made the claim in a news release earlier this week, noting the economic activity derived from direct visitor spending directly resulting from more than 40 sporting events held in the county in 2021.  According to […]

EPA pledges $1 billion for Great Lakes ‘Areas of Concern’

The Biden administration and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have announced a $1 billion cleanup fund for 22 of 25 Great Lakes “Areas of Concern,” or AOCs. President Joe Biden announced the cleanup funding during a press event on Thursday in Lorain, Ohio. According to Press Secretary Jen Psaki, the president will “deliver remarks on how the Bipartisan […]

Michigan legislature passes $1 billion budget supplements

Michigan lawmakers passed nearly $1 billion in supplemental spending late Tuesday afternoon. The supplements will invest federal funds from the American Rescue Plan for COVID school testing, nursing homes, and safe drinking water. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer praised the bipartisan effort, signaling she’ll sign the package when it arrives on her desk. “Today, legislative leaders came together to put […]