Coverage of NAACP Candidate Forum For Muskegon County, Other Races

The contests that received the greatest candidate attendance and debate were 14th circuit court judge, county clerk and the county commission seat for district 6. Sheriff and prosecutor contests each had a pair of candidates in attendance.

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County Commission Discusses Ways To Make Solar, Wind Power at Home More Affordable

District 2 Commissioner Alan Jager stated that most panels and turbines have an average life expectancy of 25 years. However, at the cost and tax rates associated with owning and using them, owners can only regain the money on their investment after 15-20, leaving only a few years more to benefit off their purchase.

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County to Save $2.8 Million on Health Insurance Over 3 Years With New Plan, Some Concerns Remain

Commissioner Scott Plummer believes that possibly holding onto 40 county jobs is worth the switch and blamed some of the changes recent federal health care legislation.

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In Light of Dantzler Incident, County Board Discusses Support of Community Mental Health

Commissioner Scott Plummer of District 7 expressed concern that last Thursday’s events in Grand Rapids might happen here too if CMH is not adequately supported.

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After Contentious Process, County Commission Finalizes Road Commission Appointment

Terry Sabo will fill the vacant 5th seat on the Muskegon County Road Commission, not Eric Rothoff, whose appointment was debated and overturned. The four-month process has raised questions about the County Commission following its own rules when making appointments.

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