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Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for the City of Walker to Hire Police Officers

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the City of Walker to hire and retain law enforcement officers.  The grant comes from the Department of Justice Office’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program.
 
This year, the program has a unique requirement: all new officers hired under the grant must be military veterans that have served at least 180 days of active service, which occurred on or after September 11, 2001.
 
“Today’s announcement is especially rewarding,” said Stabenow.  “Not only will the community of Walker be able to hire more police officers to keep families safe, but military veterans who have served since 2001 will be provided new job opportunities.  It is so fitting that those who have kept our country safe and served in the military should be given the opportunity to come home and serve the public as police officers.”
 

From the KDL Director: Is Your Library’s Funding Safe?

From the KDL Director: Is Your Library’s Funding Safe?

Libraries and other organizations such as schools, police and fire departments that provide essential tax-supported services have been working with state lawmakers for nearly a year to brainstorm ways to replace the business equipment personal property tax (PPT) if it is eliminated

Replacement is critical because without it, the services Kent County residents rely on will be at the very least irreparably damaged, and in some cases may cease entirely. Kent District Library applauded senators who recognized the value and necessity of our services, and were heartened that a “poison pill” replacement provision was included in a Senate measure that passed on May 10. While this solution is far from perfect, it is better than nothing. The provision provides that if a future legislature fails to restore revenue lost by elimination of the PPT, the PPT will be restored.

Voters at the Kenowa Hills Middle School

Voters at the Kenowa Hills Middle School

A scheduling conflict will prevent voters from going to their usual location inside the school.

Voting will be conducted in a different room which is the BAND ROOM on the east end of the building. Signs will direct voters to the large parking lot on the east end of the middle school building and to follow the sidewalk to your precinct.

Contact Clerk Jean Wahlfield at 784-1262 with any questions or concerns.

Two-for-One Special: Schmidt, Dillon to Host Joint May Coffee Hours

State Representatives Roy Schmidt (D-Grand Rapids) and Brandon Dillon (D-Grand Rapids) are inviting residents to join them for an informal conversation about improving state government at one of their weekly joint coffee hours.

Schmidt and Dillon's May weekly coffee hours are as follows:

City of Walker Clerk’s Department - Census Redistricting

City of Walker Clerk’s Department - Census Redistricting

From: http://www.ci.walker.mi.us

The 2010 Census is complete and we had to make some changes to our Ward boundaries. Those residents living West of Bristol, South of 4 Mile, North of 3 Mile and East of Peach Ridge will be moving from the 2nd Ward to the 1st Ward. New voter registration cards will be mailed out as soon as the change occurs. Please continue to vote at your current precinct until you receive a new card informing you of your new location.

All Walker residents will receive a new voter registration card coming shortly as our State Representative District and Congressional District have changed also. We are moving from the 86th State Rep District to the 74th District and from the 3rd Congressional District to the 2nd District.

3rd Congressional District Presidential Primary Results

3rd Congressional District Presidential Primary Results

The Presidential Primary Election was held throughout Michigan on Tuesday. In the 3rd Congressional District (includes the cities of Grand Rapids, Ionia, Wyoming, Kentwood, Grandville, and Walker among others), the majority of voters supported Rick Santorum.

The top three candidates were Rick Santorum with 31,990 votes, Mitt Romney with 30,876 votes, and Ron Paul with 7,792 votes.

Full election results can be seen by clicking here.

Breakfast with Congressman Amash

Breakfast with Congressman Amash

The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a breakfast with Congressman Justin Amash, who represents Michigan’s 3rd District.  The breakfast is scheduled on Monday, December 12 from 7:30am – 9:30am at the Hilton Hotel at 4747 28th Street SE.  The cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members.  To register go to  www.grandrapids.org/congressional-breakfast  or call 616-771-0303.   

 

The 3rd Congressional District covers Barry and Ionia counties and most of Kent County.  Amash serves on the House Budget Committee and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.  He is a Republican from Cascade Township.