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Council approves same millage rate

By Saline Eagel staff In May, the Saline City Council approved a millage rate of 16.288 for the 2015-16 fiscal year. That tax rate is the same as last year. The general fund is expected to receive $8,456,000, mostly from property taxes. After paying the budgeted expenses, the general fund is expected to end with […]

Rep. Driskell Announces May, June Coffee Hours

Press release Lawmaker invites residents to share concerns, ideas at informal event SALINE — State Representative Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline) invites residents to join her for a coffee hour to discuss their thoughts and ideas about how she can best represent and address the needs of her constituents. Driskell will host coffee hours: · Friday, May […]

Reps. Irwin, Driskell Urge More Food Assistance for Michigan

Press release LANSING — State Representatives Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) and Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline) introduced resolutions today asking Gov. Rick Snyder and the U.S. Congress to reverse policies limiting Michiganders’ access to federal funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), popularly known as food stamps. Irwin’s resolution calls for the governor to leverage Low […]

Walberg: Protect Michigan Families, Repeal Unfair Death Tax

Walberg: Protect Michigan Families, Repeal Unfair Death Tax

Press release Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) released the following statement after voting to repeal the death tax. In a letter to Congress, 81 organizations in the Family Business Coalition write that this “legislation will help America’s family businesses create jobs, expand operations, and grow the economy.” “Of all the countless unfair provisions in the tax […]

Walberg Votes to Protect Taxpayers, Rein in IRS Abuse

Walberg Votes to Protect Taxpayers, Rein in IRS Abuse

Press release Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) released the following statement after voting for a series of eight bipartisan bills to protect taxpayer rights, rein in IRS abuse, and increase accountability and transparency at the IRS. “Tax Day is a vivid reminder of an ever-present truth: The tax burden on hardworking families is far […]

Saline City Council highlights

By Martha Churchill Grant funds to promote yoga, health Carla Scruggs, Saline Parks and Recreation Director, asked City Council to approve a grant request to fund a summer program entitled “Yoga in the Park.” The grant money from the Judy Ivan Healthy Communities Endowment will cover the cost of an instructor to lead free yoga […]

Driskell to run for Congress

Driskell to run for Congress

By Saline Eagle Staff Gretchen Driskell called a press conference at the Mangiamo Restaurant in Saline recently to announce her candidacy to the 7th Congressional District. She had a crowd of at least 40 people on a Monday morning. Explaining her involvement in public service, Driskell pointed out she became interested when she worked on a campaign […]

Walberg Votes to Expand Veterans’ Health Care Choices

Press release Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) voted for bipartisan legislation today to expand health care choices for veterans and increase accountability at the Department of Veterans Affairs. H.R. 294, the Long-Term Care Veterans Choice Act, would provide eligible veterans with the option of choosing medical foster home care. “America’s veterans deserve nothing […]

State of the City

State of the City

By Martha Churchill Mayor Brian Marl gave his State of the City address in January, pointing to the city’s accomplishments. Saline’s fund balance, or savings, has been growing, the mayor stated. He is also pleased that the city gives financial support to major community events, such as the Celtic Festival. One of Marl’s goals is […]

Editorial: Cuba Really?

By Dr. Ed Enriquez In the mix of all internal chaos that we Americans are experiencing, among others, the insistence of some to perpetuate the concept of race that brings as consequence racism. The executive power decides to mend fences with a still communist country that has no intension of changing. Establish a diplomatic relation […]