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Grand Rapids radio stations, 96.5 FM, 1260 AM: Alicia Guevara Warren Road funding

The Pledge (96.5 FM, 1260 AM), Grand Rapids radio. Host Gene Parker interviews Alicia Guevara Warren on road funding. Dec 11, 2014 –  96.5 FM and 1260 AM radio stations.

Detroit Free Press: Suspicion-based drug testing on way to governor

Public assistance recipients might be subjected to suspicion-based drug testing after a bill received final passage in the state Senate Wednesday on a 26-10, straight party-line vote. Dec. 10, 2014 — Detroit Free Press

WNEM: Road repair bill could have huge impact on schools

Michigan drivers have been complaining for years about road conditions, but many wonder if dipping into the education account is the right answer. Dec. 11, 2014 — WNEM

WTVB: Organization says Branch County schools could lose $3 million under House proposed road funding bill

The Michigan League for Public Policy has come out with a breakdown of what it would cost each school district if the state approves the road funding plan approved by the Michigan House. The league’s report indicates the total cost in Branch County would be around $3,000,000. Dec. 11, 214 — WTVB

The Morning Sun: Watchdog: Road plan would cost schools millions

As Michigan lawmakers scramble to find a way to generate more than $1 billion to fix and maintain roads, one non-partisan group released numbers that indicate a plan approved by the State House last week would take millions of dollars from public schools. Dec. 11, 2014 – The Morning Sun

MLive: Editorial: Increase taxes, but don’t rob from schools and cities to pay for road fixes

Michigan cannot solve its roads funding problem without new tax revenues, and lawmakers cannot keep raiding the coffers of schools and cities to fix our problems. Dec. 15, 2014 — MLive

grbj: High-quality child care is good for business

Business managers know this to be true: To prevent absenteeism and turnover among employees with children, it’s vital that workers know their kids are in safe, stable and high-quality child care when they’re away from home. Dec. 12,2014 — Grand Rapids Business Journal

Daily Tribune: Study: Oakland County school districts could lose millions under House road funding plan

In the Avondale School District, a road funding plan approved by the Michigan House of Representatives could cut revenue by $1.6 million annually — enough to wipe out the financial gains made in the 3,700-student district, which climbed out of a multiyear budget deficit in June. Dec. 10, 2014 — Daily Tribune

FOX17: West Mich. schools stand to lose millions if House road funding plan becomes law

WEST MICHIGAN — While there might be little debate over just how bad Michigan’s crumbling roads and bridges have become, the debate over how to pay to fix them rages on in Lansing. Dec. 10, 2014 — FOX17

Detroit Free Press: Suspicion-based drug testing on way to governor

Public assistance recipients might be subjected to suspicion-based drug testing after a bill received final passage in the state Senate Wednesday on a 26-10, straight party-line vote. Dec. 10, 2014 — Detroit Free Press

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