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State of the Union Reaction

President Barack Obama delivered his fifth State of the Union address last night, in which he called for an increase in the minimum wage and for an extension of emergency unemployment assistance. The president called for raising the federal minimum wage from the current $7.25 an hour to $10.10. He …

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MacInnes’s Final Council Meeting

It was only the second meeting of the year for the Houghton City Council but it was a memorable one because it was the last for Scott MacInnes. He has officially stepped down as City Manager of Houghton, holding the position since 1997 and many others along the way as …

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Final Meeting for Scott MacInnes

Tonight is a very significant city council meeting as City Manager Scott MacInnes officially steps down. MacInnes has been employed by the city of Houghton since 1974 and worked his way up to becoming City Manager in 1997. During his tenure, he has held every administrative position in the city. …

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Local Lawmakers Speak on SOS Speech

Local lawmakers are sounding off in reaction to Governor Rick Snyder’s State of the State address. Republican Senator Tom Casperson says given that he is a part of most the legislations the governor spoke about, the speech was great especially with all of the statistics the governor cited. Democratic Representative …

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Dianda to Repeal Pension Tax

State Representative Scott Dianda is standing up for seniors by taking on the state pension tax. Yesterday, he announced a repeal to the legislation, which was voted into law in 2011 but was first fely by seniors when they filled out their taxes last year. And with tax season just …

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