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G-Sync: The Future We Vote Forward

G-Sync: The Future We Vote Forward

By Tommy Allen, Lifestyle Editor

On May 3, it is in our hands to make a positive impact in our community by voting yes for expanded public transportation.

Few elections matter more than the one that will, in many ways, directly impact our region for years to come. It may even determine if your children or grandchildren will decide to remain here or move on. All data points that this is what hangs in the balance.

Of course, there are plenty of other items on the ballot that are equally as important to our future. Who will sit as a trustee at the Grand Rapids Community College? 

Will it be a person with true education experience? Or someone who just wants to push a short-term agenda that is severely anti-diversity -- an unwelcoming move in our region that is not a part of the education excellence we have crafted in all of our institutions of higher learning in our region for decades.

New State Representative Brandon Dillon sworn in

New State Representative Brandon Dillon sworn in

Release from Rep. Dillon's staff:

LANSING – State Representative Brandon Dillon (D-Grand Rapids) today was sworn in to his first term in the Michigan House of Representatives during a ceremony at the State Capitol marking the beginning of the 96th Legislature.

"I'm honored to represent our community and proud to continue serving as a strong voice for our neighbors in Grand Rapids," said Dillon, who previously served three years as a Kent County Commissioner. "Standing up for our residents means fighting for the things that they care about – good-paying jobs, an efficient state government that uses our tax dollars wisely and making sure our schools have the resources they need to give our kids a great education.