Vice President Mike Pence

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Vice President Mike Pence has scheduled three stops next week in western and southwestern Michigan.

Pence plans to visit Grand Rapids, Portage and Holland on Wednesday, with expected meetings with religious and community leaders.

The former Indiana governor also will attend a campaign rally with Sarah Sanders, President Donald Trump's former spokeswoman. Michigan is one of four swing states - Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Florida are the others - that could determine the outcome of the 2020 election because their electorates are so evenly divided.

Daniel Boothe

United States Vice President Mike Pence made a visit to Grand Rapids Wednesday to tout President Trump’s tax reform policies while paying respect to Richard DeVos.

"The truth of the matter is jobs are back, confidence is back, in a word the heartland and all of America is back and we are just getting started Michigan,” Pence said.   

Asian carp photo

Attorneys general from three states say a $275 million federal plan for keeping Asian carp from migrating into the Great Lakes is too pricey and rejects the most effective solution.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is recommending technologies such as electric barriers and water cannons at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam near Joliet, Illinois, which stands between the carp-infested Illinois River and Lake Michigan.