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Conservative Coalition Hosts “Dirty Dozen” Protests in Birmingham & Novi

April 19th 2017

Conservative Coalition Hosts “Dirty Dozen” Protests in Birmingham & Novi (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 19, 2017) Birmingham, MI – As residents pulled through the parking lot of the Birmingham Post Office to drop off their taxes by the April 18 deadline, they were greeted by four people with anti-tax signs. In five communities across the […]

Regional Transit Briefing for the Public Sept. 14 in Birmingham

September 3rd 2016

Regional Transit Briefing for the Public Sept. 14 in Birmingham (Event Page) Birmingham, MI –   On Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 7pm to 8:30pm transit activists will share information on the Regional Transit Plan that will be on the Nov. 8 ballot.    The meeting is at First United Methodist Church of Birmingham This November, citizens […]

Kevin Deegan-Krause Explains the Ferndale Library Millage

July 28th 2016

Kevin Deegan-Krause Explains the Ferndale Library Millage (Guest View: Kevin Deegan-Krause, July 28, 2016) Ferndale, MI – I’ve had the honor in the past of serving on the library board and seeing the library grow and prosper and while I’m no longer on the board, a few people have asked me to explain the library […]

2016 Candidate Interview: Randy LeVasseur for State Rep. 26th District (video)

June 10th 2016

2016 Candidate Interview: Randy LeVasseur for State Rep. 26th District (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 10, 2016) Royal Oak, MI – Republican Randy LeVasseur is running for State Representative for the 26th District which is Madison Heights and Royal Oak.  He is running against Democrat Jim Ellison who is the current Mayor of Royal Oak. […]

Ferndale Library Asking for Millage Increase on Aug. 2

May 19th 2016

Ferndale Library Asking for Millage Increase on Aug. 2 (Ferndale Area District Library, May 19, 2016) FERNDALE, MI – Feedback from a recent community survey concerning Ferndale Area District Library (FADL) services guided the decision by its Board of Trustees’ to propose a millage rate of 3.5 mills for 10 years starting in 2017 for […]

MML#4: Deed Restrictions & Dark Stores Impacting Local Budgets

March 30th 2016

MML#4:  Deed Restrictions & Dark Stores Impacting Local Budgets (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 30, 2016) Lansing, MI – Cities and school districts depend on property taxes to provide services that residents rely on.  One might think that having large companies in the community would help because of the large size of the “big box” stores […]

MML #3: Cities Want their Share, Tool Shows Funding Loss by Community

March 26th 2016

MML #3: Cities Want their Share, Tool Shows Funding Loss by Community (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 26, 2016) Lansing, MI – Only four states have reduced the amount of tax dollars going to municipal governments, and of those Michigan has decreased funding the most.  Robert Kleine of Great Lakes Economic Consulting spoke about the subject […]

Troy Library: Getting Ready for Tax Time Jan. 19

January 9th 2016

Troy Library: Getting Ready for Tax Time Jan. 19 (EVENT page) Adults Getting Ready for Tax Time 2016 Tuesday, January 19, 7-8:30 p.m.,  Troy, MI – Join Troy resident and CPA Tom Hill to find out what you need to know when filing your state and federal taxes for 2015. Tom will show you how […]

Waterford Schools to Put Millage Renewal on March 8, 2016 Ballot

November 7th 2015

Waterford Schools to Put Millage Renewal on March 8, 2016 Ballot (Waterford Schools Press Release, Nov. 7, 2015) The Waterford Board of Education approved a recommendation from Waterford School District Administration to hold a March 8, 2016 bond election. The Waterford community will be asked to approve a $100 million bond that will not, when […]

Ferndale Schools Superintendent Talks about 2015 Millage (video)

October 17th 2015

Ferndale Schools Superintendent Talks about 2015 Millage (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 17, 2015) On the Nov. 3, 2015 ballot voters in the Ferndale School District, which is part of Ferndale, part of Oak Park, and all of Royal Oak Township and Pleasant Ridge, will be faced with a millage question for the school district. […]