cs130318 http://wkar.org en Current State #46 | March 18, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-46-march-18-2013 <p></p><p></p><p>Today on&nbsp;<em>Current State: &nbsp;</em>Governor Snyder’s 2013 economic conference; Michigan Municipal League leaders discuss the revenue debacle<em>;</em>&nbsp;sports with&nbsp;<em>Detroit Free Press'</em>&nbsp;Joe&nbsp;Rexrode; &nbsp;the Higgs boson; and Lansing business news with&nbsp;<em>MLive's</em>&nbsp;Angela&nbsp;Wittrock.</p><p></p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 17:44:21 +0000 Current State 32857 at http://wkar.org Governor Snyder to hold economic conference in Detroit http://wkar.org/post/governor-snyder-hold-economic-conference-detroit <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.michigan.gov/snyder">Governor Rick Snyder</a> calls his “Governor’s Economic Summit," which begins today in Detroit, a “centerpiece event” for 2013. &nbsp;Over the next day and a half at Cobo Center, &nbsp;the Governor is bringing together private sector employers and workforce developers to determine Michigan’s future hiring needs. &nbsp;He plans a follow-up summit with educators in April to align the effort. Governor Snyder shares more details.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 17:40:42 +0000 Current State 32854 at http://wkar.org Leaders of Michigan cities seek more revenue sharing http://wkar.org/post/leaders-michigan-cities-seek-more-revenue-sharing <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Since 2000, Michigan's state government has cut a total of $4.2 billion of revenue sharing with municipalities. &nbsp; With lawmakers at work on the next state budget, and with a modest surplus projected, advocates for Michigan’s cities and towns are pleading for an increase in revenue. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This afternoon, many of those advocates will meet at the Lansing office of <a href="http://www.mml.org/home.html">the Michigan Municipal League</a> to make some noise. </span></p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 17:38:16 +0000 Current State 32853 at http://wkar.org Sports check-in with Joe Rexrode of the Detroit Free Press http://wkar.org/post/sports-check-joe-rexrode-detroit-free-press-6 <p></p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 17:34:15 +0000 Current State 32852 at http://wkar.org The Higgs boson is confirmed, so what? http://wkar.org/post/higgs-boson-confirmed-so-what <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last July, scientists at<a href="http://home.web.cern.ch/about"> the European Organization for Nuclear Research</a>, or CERN, announced that they had <a href="http://home.web.cern.ch/about/updates/2013/03/new-results-indicate-new-particle-higgs-boson">found</a> a particle they described as “Higgs-like." Last week, after completing their examination of the data, lead researcher Joe </span>Incandela<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> announced that, in his words, “it is clear that we are dealing with a Higgs boson."</span></p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 17:32:58 +0000 Current State 32846 at http://wkar.org The Higgs boson is confirmed, so what? Lansing business news with MLive's Angela Wittrock http://wkar.org/post/lansing-business-news-mlives-angela-wittrock-4 <p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><a href="http://www.mlive.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">MLive's</a></em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;Lansing beat reporter&nbsp;</span><a href="http://connect.mlive.com/user/AVGW/posts.html" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertic Mon, 18 Mar 2013 17:28:33 +0000 Current State 32844 at http://wkar.org