renando http://michiganradio.org en Jackson residents face difficult choice in Tuesday's public safety merger vote http://michiganradio.org/post/jackson-residents-face-difficult-choice-tuesdays-public-safety-merger-vote <p>Jackson voters will be asked next Tuesday if they want to <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vote-Yes-on-Public-Safety-Jackson/216178865064225?sk=wall&amp;filter=2">merge their city police and fire departments.</a>&nbsp; It&rsquo;s a decision that is dividing the southern Michigan city. Jackson, like many Michigan cities, is struggling to balance its budget. Tuesday&rsquo;s vote to create a public safety department is a result of that.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 28 Apr 2011 20:41:17 +0000 Steve Carmody 2272 at http://michiganradio.org Jackson residents face difficult choice in Tuesday's public safety merger vote