LANSING, MI – The Detroit Three automakers are expected to invest close to $2 billion and add about 2,000 jobs in Michigan. That's with the help of tax incentives approved Tuesday.
AUDIO: Governor Granholm says the commitment and investment from Ford, GM and Chrysler shows the automakers are back, and an important part of Michigan's economy. But she says the state also has to continue to diversify so Michigan isn't hit as hard by any future recessions.
LANSING, MI – The casket of Michigan's first governor will be on display at the state Capitol until Wednesday. Stevens T. Mason was buried in Detroit, which was the capital city of Michigan while he was in office.
Barb Thumudo is a historical researcher at the state Capitol. She says Mason never even saw the Capitol building in Lansing.
LANSING, MI – A convicted embezzler who talked state official into giving a multi-million dollar tax break is facing new criminal charges. We have more from Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta.
AUDIO: The episode was an embarrassment for Governor Granholm and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation - even through Richard Short never got the chance to cash in on the nine million dollar tax break.
LANSING, MI – A new Michigan law is coming that increases the penalties against drunken drivers.
The law that takes effect Sunday creates a new "high blood-alcohol content" category for drivers. The law roughly doubles many penalties for motorists with a blood-alcohol content of .17 - more than twice the legal limit.
Such drivers could face up to 180 days in jail - increased from 93 - and a one-year license suspension - up from six months.
EAST LANSING, MI – Michigan State is No. 5 in the newest AP poll after a pulsating comeback against Northwestern.
The undefeated Spartans won 35-27 Saturday after trailing 17-0 in the first half. The victory enabled them to move up three spots in the poll. They edged out defending national champion Alabama by two points for the No. 5 spot.