The city's pension system is about 50 percent funded - 10 percentage points less than the state required minimum.
NORTON SHORES, MI - The city of Norton Shores has filed a corrective action plan with the state to address its pension fund shortfall.
The city's pension system is about 50 percent funded - 10 percentage points less than the state's minimum for adequate pension funding. The state and the Municipal Employee Retirement System (MERS) are pushing to get each municipality to be close to 100 percent funded by 2030.
MERS collects annual contributions from municipalities, invests that money and uses the contributions and money...
It's been six weeks since a lucky lottery player from South Carolina won a $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot.
LANSING, MI -- It's been six weeks since a lucky lottery player from South Carolina won a $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot. In that time, no one else has won the Mega Millions jackpot and as such, the jackpot for the drawing on Tuesday, Dec. 4 is worth $208 million.
The cash option for tonight's drawing is $119 million. And while that may not be a record-breaking amount, a jackpot worth more than $200 million is something that gets lottery...
Winter is upon us, but the city of Muskegon is still tinkering with this year's seasonal parking ban.
MUSKEGON, MI - Winter is upon us, but the city of Muskegon is still tinkering with this year's seasonal parking ban.
The city of Muskegon typically bans street parking each year from mid-December until late February to keep neighborhood roadways clean and clear after a fresh bout of snowfall.
The Muskegon City Commission is expected to pass a final version of the proposed ban after a second reading at its next meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 11, though the new rules would not take effect...
Warriors' boys basketball coach had been acting as interim athletic director.
Kurt Gruppen has been acting in the role, and now it's official: He's been formally announced as athletic director at Western Michigan Christian.
He adds the title to his duties as a teacher and boys varsity basketball coach at WMC. Gruppen fills the AD position previously held by Josh Glerum, who was hired for the AD job at Zeeland East.
Gruppen had been serving as interim AD at WMC.
"I am excited to take on this new role at WMC. I look forward to leading the athletic department and helping our athletes...
The Muskegon County treasurer said he was following county policy. Pound Buddies leaders called it a 'slap in the face.'
MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI - Arguments about fees, rising costs and citizen complaints compelled Muskegon County Treasurer Tony Moulatsiotis to seek new contract proposals for animal shelter and control services currently provided by Pound Buddies.
Moulatsiotis did so even though county Administrator Mark Eisenbarth and Public Works Director Matthew Farrar suggested to him in a string of emails that signing a new contract with Pound Buddies would be a good bet for the community and the county's wallet. Those emails were obtained by...