service http://michiganradio.org en Kent County budget calls for elimination of 56 full time positions http://michiganradio.org/post/kent-county-budget-calls-elimination-56-full-time-positions <p>Thursday morning Kent County Commissioners are expected to <a href="http://www.accesskent.com/YourGovernment/Departments/Fiscal/pdfs/2011/2011AnnualBudgetSummary.pdf">adopt a budget </a>for next year that eliminates 56 full time positions. The cuts are part of an overall plan to keep county spending in line as revenue from property taxes decline.</p><p>2010 is the first year taxable value has gone down in Kent County. That’s the value property taxes are based on. Money collected from property taxes make up a little more than half of the county's general fund.</p> Wed, 17 Nov 2010 21:51:57 +0000 Lindsey Smith 341 at http://michiganradio.org Kent County budget calls for elimination of 56 full time positions Honoring veterans of war today http://michiganradio.org/post/honoring-veterans-war-today <p>It's Veterans Day and there are a many articles around the state about those who have made significant sacrifices for our country. Men and women who fought in wars for the U.S. Here's a snapshot of the articles this morning: Thu, 11 Nov 2010 15:50:14 +0000 Mark Brush 308 at http://michiganradio.org Honoring veterans of war today