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Governor Rick Snyder is proposing a five-dollar annual fee on water customers across the state to help replace lead pipes and other infrastructure in their local communities. Snyder said the fee would start at one-dollar this year and rise to five-dollars by 2024.

January was a good sales month for General Motors, but not so much for Ford and Fiat Chrysler. GM reported a one-point-three-percent increase in sales with strong gains for pickups and crossovers. 

After several months and multiple procedures a baby at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital is finally ready to go home. Genesis Boss was born with a condition that made her jaw too small to eat or breathe on her own. 

Lawmakers in Grand Rapids are tackling the affordable housing crisis with new legislation.  The "Housing NOW" proposals are also creating new policies that allow the city to invest in development projects.

The city of Detroit is targeting an east side neighborhood to launch an effort to get all rental units registered and up to code. If apartments are not brought into compliance, renters have the option of putting their payments into an escrow fund until they are.

The authority covering Mundy Township and Swartz Creek has cross-sworn officers with Gaines Township. It's part of a trial run that will allow officials in the community of nearly 7,000 to decide if they'd like to join the multi-jurisdictional police authority.


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BILL TO CUT SENIOR AUTO INSURANCE RATES
Senator Jones Introduced Legislation on Thursday
Posted by Perry Pulse at 11:40pm 1/25/18
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Sen. Rick Jones on Thursday introduced legislation to reduce auto insurance rates for seniors in Michigan.

“I have supported auto insurance reform for 13 years for everyone,” said Jones, R-Grand Ledge. “However, the House has not found the votes to get it done.”

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#PERRYSTRONG CRAWFORD FAMILY FUNDRAISER
GoFundMe Established to Raise Money for Funeral, Medical Expenses
Posted by Perry Pulse at 10:04pm 2/6/18
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A GoFundMe page has been established to raise money for the Crawford family, whose daughter, Kacie, tragically perished in a Saturday night crash.  Kacie's older sister, Miranda, was also one of the eight Perry students in a vehicle that rolled multiple times after hitting black ice on I-69 near Lansing.  Miranda was seriously injured and has a long road of recovery ahead.  The GoFundMe will provide financial support for both funeral and medical expenses that the family now faces. 

In just two hours, nearly $5,000 of the $10,000 goal had been raised.

Perry students returned to school on Tuesday to an expanded support system including multiple grief counselors.  Students wore red in a show of togetherness, remembrance and strength.

Our continued prayers are with all those in our community impacted by this tragedy.