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Holland/Grand Haven unemployment dropped in March

Holland/Grand Haven unemployment dropped in March

The unemployment rate dropped statewide in March, compared to February.  Across Michigan, the jobless rate fell to 9% from 9.4% the previous month. In the Holland / Grand Haven are, the rate fell from 7.2% to 7.1%.

Here is a look at all of the regions across Michigan.

Rising Texas Congressman Headlines GOP Dinner

Rising Texas Congressman Headlines GOP Dinner

A first generation American Congressman, U.S. Rep. Quico Canseco, R-San Antonio, will headline the Ottawa County Republican Party’s annual Lincoln Day dinner.  The dinner will be held May 24 at the Midtown Center in Holland.

Canseco serves on the House Financial Services Committee with 2nd District U.S. Rep Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland.  Canseco, the son of Mexican immigrants, is an attorney, banker, real estate developer, job creator, fiscal conservative and small business owner. 

“Representative Canseco is the embodiment of the American dream. He is a successful business leader, family man, and, since 2010 election, has become a rising political leader in Texas,” said Adam Tountas, Ottawa GOP Chair.

“We couldn’t be prouder to have him keynote this year’s dinner, and hope that everyone takes advantage of the opportunity to hear from an exciting new voice in Congress,” he added.

MSU Trustee Melanie Foster to speak at Lakeshore Republican Women’s monthly meeting

MSU Trustee Melanie Foster to speak at Lakeshore Republican Women’s monthly meeting

Michigan State University Trustee Melanie Foster will be guest speaker at the Lakeshore Republican Women’s monthly meeting held at the Fillmore Center, 12220 Fillmore St., West Olive, Michigan.

Melanie Foster serves as MSU Trustee and will speak of her functions as a Trustee and Vice Chair on the board. A question and answer session will follow.

Interested people are invited to join the Lakeshore Republican Women for a luncheon at the Fillmore Center on Monday, April 9, 2012 from 12:00pm – 1:30pm.  The cost is $10.00 per person.

Please call (616) 399-0914 to reserve a place.  Lakeshore Republican Women is an organization that wants to inform the public through education and activity.

Ottawa County Presidential Primary Election Results

Ottawa County Presidential Primary Election Results

The Presidential Primary Election was held throughout Michigan on Tuesday. In Ottawa County, the majority of voters supported Rick Santorum.

The top three candidates were Rick Santorum with 21,090 votes, Mitt Romney with 15,352 votes and Ron Paul with 3,671 votes.

Voter turnout for the election was almost 25%.

Full election results can be seen by clicking here.

ZPS - District seeks tax renewal February 28

ZPS - District seeks tax renewal February 28

From: http://www.zps.org

Zeeland Public Schools will ask voters to approve the 18-mill nonhomestead property tax for one year on Tuesday, February 28, which is the Presidential Primary election day.  The tax is levied on industrial, commercial, and some agricultural property. It does not affect the taxes of a primary homeowner.

“This is a renewal only, but it is crucial to the daily operation of our schools,” Superintendent Dave Barry said.  The levy provides approximately $5.1 million for Zeeland Public Schools.”

An election reform law signed November 29 by Governor Snyder allows schools to conduct votes during general elections in even numbered years.  The measure is designed to save school districts thousands of dollars and bring more voters to the polls.

Below are answers to frequently asked questions about the nonhomestead renewal February 28:

Huizenga to Host Town Hall TUESDAY in Holland

Huizenga to Host Town Hall TUESDAY in Holland

Holland, MI - U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga, MI-02, will host an in-person town hall this Tuesday, February 21, at 5 p.m. to hear from constituents on current events in the district or D.C., including what’s on the agenda for the year ahead in Congress, continued efforts to cut spending and promote job creation, the deficit and debt’s impact on the economy, his recent visit to thank the troops from Michigan in Afghanistan, as well as any other federal issues constituents would like to discuss.

“I look forward to a lively discussion on the important issues facing us this year in Michigan and Washington, D.C., and hope to see a number of constituents Tuesday evening,” Huizenga said. “If you can’t make this event, I welcome questions and comments at any time by phone or e-mail. Learn more at huizenga.house.gov/contact.”

Ann Romney to be special guest at Ottawa County Republican luncheon

Ann Romney to be special guest at Ottawa County Republican luncheon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Michigan native who returns home in eight days to be the special guest at a February 21 Ottawa County Republican luncheon has a string of personal accomplishments in addition to being a former Massachusetts First Lady and the wife of GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

As First Lady of Massachusetts, she worked to focus attention on the challenges facing at-risk youth and continues to be engaged in that effort.

Mrs. Romney is a strong believer that faith-based and community organizations can reach some members of our community better than government can and served as the Governor’s Liaison to the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community initiatives.  She has been involved with United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Right to Play, formerly Olympic Aid.