Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Dr. Jim Jacobs, a renown economist, delivered his annual address Wednesday in Chesterfield Township.
Dr. Jim Jacobs delivered his 29th annual Macomb County Economic Forecast in Chesterfield Township. Jacobs' speech, which was overall positive, noted that the county was expected to fare better in growth and recovery than the national economy in 2013. County officials, who attended the speech, reacted to the forecast with enthusiasm. Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel said Jacobs' points, such as strides in the housing market and labor force, are "encouraging to know." New Macomb County Board of Commissioners Chairman David Flynn said, "I think that community leaders and elected officials need to have cautious optimism and understand that our recovery is going to be steady but incremental." Commissioner Kathy Vosburg, who previously served…
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Rachel Koresky, an intern for the Macomb County Board of Commissioners, says she's concerned about the lack of civic involvement and low voter turnout of young voters.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Dear Editor: The right to vote is the single most important individual power we wield as citizens. In 2004, the 18-29 year old electorate cast 20.1 million votes. This rivaled that of the much-coveted senior vote, whose electorate cast 22.3 million votes in the same election. There are currently 46 million voters between the ages of 18 and 29 in the United States — at 46 million, this millennial generation is the largest generation in U.S. history, and represents more than 20 percent of the electorate. Political scandals, unpopular wars, and crises such as 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina have shaped this generation’s world-view, and it has witnessed first-hand how choosing a leader means deciding the direction our future. Despite this, in the …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The county committee is the latest in a string of government officials to take a stand against Spice, a designer drug that's been sold throughout the state.
The Macomb County Board of Commissioners’ Justice and Public Safety Committee passed resolutions Tuesday against K2, also known as Spice. The resolutions—in support of a state Senate bill banning the designer drug and encouraging residents to oppose K2—will go before the full board Thursday night in Mount Clemens for approval, according to the county. “These substances have shown to be a hazard to public health and safety, and it is clear that they need to be regulated in our community and beyond,” Commissioner Phil DiMaria, who chairs the Justice and Public Safety Committee, said in a prepared statement. Macomb County officials signed a public health order Monday that prohibits businesses from selling K2. The county also launched a public…