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Task force for road-dedicated millage proposed

The formation of a task force, whose members would attempt to raise public support for a millage request to improve county roads, was proposed last week. During their quarterly St. Joseph County Township Supervisors meeting, members talked at length about the two-question ballot measure road commission officials posed to county voters in August. The requests sought a 1-mill renewal and …

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St. Joseph County delinquent tax fund summarized

St. Joseph County’s township supervisors were given a detailed summary of the county’s delinquent-tax fund during their quarterly gathering last week at White Pigeon’s township office. County administrator Pat Yoder was a guest at Thursday’s township supervisors meeting. The delinquent-tax account is one of a few matters he was asked to speak about. He said the county over the past …

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Recount will be requested

More than two weeks after the elections, the Democratic candidate for the 20th District State Senate seat State Representative Sean McCann of Kalamazoo says he will request a recount. The results of the election showed McCann losing to Republican State Representative Margaret O’Brien of Portage by a small margin. The Kalamazoo County Board of Canvassers says their count showed O’Brien won …

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GOP controls the Michigan Legislature

The state Legislature will remain firmly in Republican control for the next two years. The GOP has a 63 to 47 seat advantage in the House and retains its super majority in the Senate. Republicans will be selecting a new House Speaker in the coming weeks, with the first discussions on that set for Thursday in Lansing. State Representatives Al Pscholka of …

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Miller wins state house seat

Aaron Miller will potentially be the youngest member of Michigan’s House of Representatives, as the Sherman Township Republican captured the 59th District seat in Tuesday’s general election. Miller, 27, was elected to a two-year term after beating Democrat Mike Moroz of Dowagiac. Earning more than 65 percent of the votes in St. Joseph County, Miller held a 2-to-1 margin over …

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School board election results

Incumbents on area school boards fared well in Tuesday’s general election. In Three Rivers, Pete Bennett was re-elected to a four-year term. In addition, leading vote-getter Diana DeGraff and Scott Karle  were victorious in the four-person race. They, too, will serve four-year terms. In White Pigeon, top vote-getter Dan Cropsey and fellow incumbent Joe Taylor won in their bid for …

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