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Taxpayers on the hook for Wayne County pensions

Taxpayers in Wayne County are footing the bill for a handful of former employees’ pensions that exceed IRS guidelines. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Report: More than a third of Washtenaw County residents can’t make ends meet

A report released Monday morning by the Center for Labor and community Studies at the University of Michigan-Dearborn says 37 percent of Washtenaw County independent workers do not make enough money to meet their basic needs. Full News here – Oakland Business

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More than 13,000 jobs expected to be added in Washtenaw County by 2017

Despite job growth in 2014 being significantly less than predicted, a pair of University of Michigan economists are confident that more than 13,000 jobs will be created over the next three years in the county. Full News here – Oakland Business

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Ann Arbor area business briefs: United Way of Washtenaw County and Domino’s Pizza

People & Achievements From new hires and promotions to industry awards, here’s a roundup of achievements by businesses and individuals in the greater Ann Arbor area:… Full News here – Oakland Business

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Oakland County argues its still Michigan’s richest county after Livingston ranking

A report last month listing the richest and poorest counties in each U.S. state ranked Livingston County on top in Michigan, based on five-year median household income estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. But officials in Oakland County this week are trying to reclaim its status as Michigan’s richest county, pointing to another measure: Per-capita […]

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Road repairs or tax cuts? Oakland County enviable conundrum

It maybe a good problem to have, but Republicans and Democrats in Oakland County are at odds over what to do with surplus tax dollars. Full News here – Detroit News

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A look back at the corruption investigation that sent five employees of Michigan’s largest county to prison

A years-long, federalinvestigation that led to prison time for several top aides of former Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano came to a close Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. Five others went to prison for bribery, wire fraud and obstruction of justice. Full News here – Detroit News

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Michigan’s largest county is 15 months from running out of cash, executive says

Wayne County Executive Warren Evans on Thursday revealed details of a financial review indicating bad news for either county operations or retiree pensions. Full News here – Detroit News

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Patterson proposes property tax cut: ‘That’s $75 million back in your pockets,’ he tells Oakland County crowd

Kirk Pinho – Oakland County residents can pay less in property taxes under a proposal announced by county executive L. Brooks Patterson during his annual State of the County address Wednesday night. To an audience of about 500, Patterson said he will forward a resolution to the Board of Commissioners on Thursday asking for a […]

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Former airport authority interim CEO named Wayne County deputy exec

Former airport authority interim CEO named Wayne County deputy exec

Chad Halcom – Wayne County Executive Warren Evans has named Genelle Allen, a former interim CEO and deputy CEO of the Wayne County Airport Authority, a second deputy executive in his month-old administration, the county announced Tuesday. Allen, most recently a vice president at Ypsilanti transportation planning firm Jacobsen/Daniels Associates LLC, started Monday in the […]

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Nexteer Automotive moving its headquarters from Saginaw County to metro Detroit

Six years after Nexteer Automotive was created from the former Delphi Global Steering Division, the giant automotive-steering maker is moving its world headquarters to metro Detroit from its current location in Saginaw County. Full News here – Oakland Business

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Oakland County saw $171 million of foreign investment in 2014

Oakland County is working to expand its international outreach to foreign investors in 2015. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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The Surgery Center of Genesee County achieves accreditation

The Surgery Center of Genesee County has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Full News here – Oakland Business

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Michigan’s measles case: Oakland County adult has it; timeline set to determine Disneyland tie

DETROIT, MI — Measles hasn’t appeared to spread in Michigan, despite one case involving an adult in Metro Detroit’s Oakland County and reports of an outbreak that began at Disneyland in California. Full News here – Detroit News

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County execs rip Detroit over new water authority

County execs rip Detroit over new water authority During the annual gathering that the Detroit Economic Club luncheon On Tuesday, the “Big Four” — Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and Wayne County Executive Warren … Full News here – Read more on The Detroit News

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