The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 5.5 earthquake has hit the Ontario-Quebec border region of Canada. Residents across lower Michigan including the Lansing area reported feeling the ground shaking Wednesday. There are no reports of damage.
Detroit police spokeswoman Yvette Walker tells The Associated Press that police personnel on the upper floors of the downtown headquarters reported feeling the quake.
Lawmakers said they were close to reaching a deal over the K-12 schools budget Wednesday. But an apparent agreement evaporated as the House and Senate were unable to use a surplus in the School Aid Fund.
AUDIO: Democrats and Republicans are still hoping to wrap up the school aid budget by a July 1 deadline. That's when school districts begin their fiscal year.
NEW YORK – Angel Pagan finished a homer shy of the cycle and had four RBIs, David Wright reached base five times and scored three runs, and the New York Mets routed the Detroit Tigers 14-6 on a rainy Tuesday night.
Ike Davis had two hits and two RBIs in the third inning as the Mets batted around for seven runs, getting help from Jay Sborz, who became the first pitcher in eight years to hit the first two batters with pitches in his big league debut.
LANSING, MI – A senior member of the Canadian cabinet testified before a state Senate committee Tuesday to urge lawmakers to move forward with building a new international bridge in Detroit. Canadian Minister of Transport John Baird attempted to calm fears that his country's offer to pay Michigan's share of the project is an attempt to take it over.
LANSING, MI – The Legislature and Governor Granholm appear no closer to a budget deal than they were last week. Their self-imposed July 1st deadline to wrap-up budgets for schools and local governments is fast approaching.
The governor and House Democratic leaders rejected a Senate Republican proposal last week. The Democrats say the GOP plan had too many cuts to critical services.
The state insurance commissioner has denied Blue Cross-Blue Shield permission to raise rates by as much as 15% for people who buy their own health insurance instead of getting coverage through their jobs. But as the Michigan Public Radio Network reports, that is not the final word on the question.
A state Senate panel interviewed Governor Granholm's new appointment for director of the Michigan State Police.
AUDIO: Lawmakers asked Colonel Eddie Washington Junior how much money the department would need to reduce a backlog of evidence waiting to be processed at crime labs. Washington says he doesn't know that answer, but that the department has to ask itself broader questions.