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MiBiz senior writer, Mark Sanchez, discusses Mylan N.V.s shareholder approved hostile takeover attempt of Allegan-based, Perrigo Company. Also, the latest on Family Christian Stores post bankruptcy.

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    How the merger of Camp Fire West Michigan and Kent Regional 4C will improve services. 

MiBiz Senior Writer, Mark Sanchez, discusses how Michigan big-box retailers are using a property tax loophole to cut their tax bills. We'll also talk about lawmakers plans to pay for road funding and health care networks partnering to improve best practices.

In the aftermath of the 2013 floods Kent County communities along the Grand River are now in line to receive millions in federal funding for flood control and improving economic activity if the region wins a competition for those dollars. 

Michigan residents interested in adding solar power to their energy mix can soon do so right on their utility bills.

That’s the goal of a Consumers Energy residential solar pilot program which launches later this year.

As part of that program, the Jackson-based utility will construct a seven-to-14 acre solar array in West Michigan, on land owned by Grand Valley State University. 

A program at the Kent County Jail offers mentorship and life skills training to high-risk female inmates in the hopes of reducing recidivism rates.

Jamie Riehle is the New Beginnings mentor coordinator at the Women’s Resource Center. She says they’ve worked with more than 200 inmates to-date. A recent $52,000 grant from the Grand Rapids Community Foundation allows them to continue that level of service.

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