| Jan 5, 2011
| 5:15 AM
In a unusual lineup of the political planets, both U.S. Representatives serving Kent and Ottawa Counties are new and will be sworn in today in Washington, DC.
Justin Amash, from the district that includes Grand Rapids, will replace retiring Vern Ehlers....
| Jan 10, 2011
| 8:21 AM
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder announced Monday morning the appointment of Brian Zahra of the Michigan Court of Appeals.
The vacancy was created when the governor chose Supreme Court Justice Maura Corrigan as Director of the Michigan Department of...
| Jan 16, 2011
| 6:21 PM
This week we should finally get a better idea of what plans new Governor Rick Snyder has for revitalizing Michigan.
The state faces some big challenges, like unemployment and a large deficit, But Michigan also has a number of new leaders ready to step...
| Jan 19, 2011
| 6:17 PM
Tonight, Governor Rick Snyder delivered his first State of the State Address in front of a joint session of the House and Senate.
During his 45 minute speech, he outlined some specific things he'd like to change in Michigan over the next year.
| Jan 19, 2011
| 7:52 PM
New Governor Rick Snyder gave his first state of the state address. For local lawmakers it was a look at the future of Michigan under his leadership.
For many of them, it was a positive picture. Both democrats and republicans from West Michigan say...
| Jan 20, 2011
| 3:21 PM
Thursday night on FOX 17 News at 6, Dan Krauth sat down for a one-on-one interview with Governor Rick Snyder.
The interview came just hours after the governor delivered his first State of the State Address in Lansing.
During his address, he named some...
| Feb 3, 2011
| 5:42 PM
Governor Rick Snyder pledged to support 25 million dollars in funding for the nationally recognized Pure Michigan Ad Campaign during his State of the State Address in January.
On Thursday night, lawmakers were working hard to make sure his pledge becomes...
| Feb 8, 2011
| 4:01 PM
A bill approving extra money to promote Michigan as a travel and tourist destination is moving forward.
House Bill 4160 would appropriate an extra ten million dollars to the "Pure Michigan" advertising campaign. The legislation is advancing after being...
| Feb 9, 2011
| 8:37 AM
Several top officials with the City of Grand Rapids have elected to give back raises that were approved recently by the City Commission.
This morning, Grand Rapids' City Manager, City Attorney and City Clerk volunteered to re-open their contracts, and...
| Feb 17, 2011
| 3:44 PM
The governor presented his vision for the future, calling for lawmakers to take fiscal responsibility and think differently during his budget presentation Thursday morning.
“This is our opportunity to say let’s stop living the past and...
| Feb 19, 2011
| 3:54 PM
Days after Governor Rick Snyder laid out his budget for the state, numerous agencies, groups and unions continue to react.
Many are concerned about proposed cuts to revenue sharing. Some worry about film incentives being slashed. Add to that: talk of...