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Senator Jansen decides against congressional run

Senator Jansen decides against congressional run

KENT COUNTY, Mich.—  Republican Senator Mark Jansen says he will not join the race for Congressman Justin Amash’s seat next year.

“I have decided at this time my focus will continue to help Michigan find the road to recovery, from Grand Rapids to Detroit to the Upper Peninsula to our lake shores,” Jansen said. ”Right now I really feel the call to continue helping Michigan’s recovery as my Senate term ends in 13 short months.”

Jansen says he has been “strongly encouraged” to run for the 3rd Congressional District seat for the past two years.  He believes people want the same level of reform achieved in Michigan to happen in Washington.

Jansen represents the northern portion of Kent County.  The U.S. 3rd Congressional District includes Belding, Rockford, Lowell, East Grand Rapids, Walker, Ada and Cascade, Alpine Township, Sparta, Plainfield Township and all of Grand Rapids.

Grand Rapids Comptroller keeps her job

Grand Rapids Comptroller keeps her job

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Grand Rapids Comptroller Sara Vander Werff is sticking around.

Vander Werff took 56 percent of the vote in Tuesday night’s election, besting Rina Baker.  Vander Werff got 8,046 votes from Grand Rapids’ 77 precincts; Baker took 6,245 votes.

Vander Werff took over as comptroller in April, after Donijo Dejonge resigned in December.

MDOT Public Meeting About M-11 Road Reconstruction - March 6

MDOT Public Meeting About M-11 Road Reconstruction - March 6

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                  

Public meeting at Cascade Library about M-11 (28th Street) project

WHAT: Public open house to review plans for the reconstruction and resurfacing of M-11 through Grand Rapids, Kentwood and Cascade Township. Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) officials will provide project details, the construction schedule and traffic information.

Congressman Bill Huizenga Statement About Unemployment

Congressman Bill Huizenga Statement About Unemployment

 

Huizenga Statement On Latest Unemployment Report

 

Washington, DC – Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) released the following statement on the national unemployment report for January:

Computer Programs With Problems Filing 2012 GR Income Tax Returns

Contact: John Schaut
Income Tax Administrator
City of Grand Rapids
(616) 456-3415
 

Problems with Filing of 2012 Grand Rapids Income Tax Returns using Computerized Income Tax Preparation Products
 

The vast majority of income tax returns filed with the City of Grand Rapids are prepared using computerized income tax preparation software available online or purchased at local retail stores.
 

Live concert, documentary of West Bank experience - Wealthy Theatre Tomorrow

By Wealthy Theatre in Nonprofits

On Saturday night 7:00pm at Wealthy Theatre, WYCE artists "The Joshua Davis Band" will debut Davis' new CD based largely on Davis' experience in the Palestinian West Bank in 2012.

The live concert will be preceded by a screening of the documentary "The People & The Olive."

Kent County Appoints Birgit Klohs To Airport Board

Kent County Appoints Birgit Klohs To Airport Board

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Jan. 24, 2013) – Kent County Board of Commissioners today announced the appointment of Birgit Klohs as the newest citizen member of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport Board. A seven-member panel is appointed by the Kent County Board of Commission to govern policy at the airport.  The Gerald R.