GRCC In the News, 6-28-13

GRCC trustee on colleges $37,000 lobbying contract: The public can get really shafted

June 27, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College like many two-year schools in Michigan pays a lobbying firm to ensure its voice is heard on legislation and other matters at the state Capitol.
…Trustee Richard Ryskamp last week voiced opposition to the colleges annual $37,440 contract with McAlvey, Merchant and Associates, a Lansing-based governmental and political consulting firm.

See how much Michigans 28 community colleges spend on state lobbying

June 27, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The amount Michigan’s community colleges spends on lobbying varies widely, with 18 of the 28 schools engaging in the practice, according to state records.
…The issue of lobbying came up at recent board meeting at Grand Rapids Community College, where one trustee questioned whether it wise for the school to partake in state-level lobbying.

Dr. Sarah Palmer moves dental practice to Grandville

June 27, 2013; MLive

Dr. Sarah Palmer has moved her dental practice to Grandville.
…Palmer is a member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, West Michigan District Dental Society, and on the board for Dental Programs at Grand Rapids Community College.

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