The state Senate is expected to begin voting on budget proposals next week. The proposals assume Republicans will be able approve a pay freeze for all state employees. And Republican leaders have yet to find enough support for that freeze.
The debate over national health care was an issue Tuesday on the floor of the Michigan Senate.
AUDIO: The Senate debated a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would allow Michigan residents to opt out of a national health care plan. Republicans such as Senator Wayne Kuipers say states should resist creating a large new federal bureaucracy.
Governor Granholm is asking the Legislature to act within two weeks on incentives to encourage 47,000 veteran teachers and other state workers to retire. She says that would give school districts time to make a retirement offer and hire replacements for the coming school year.
LAKELAND, FL – Miguel Cabrera hit his first homer of spring training and Scott Sizemore and Brennan Boesch also went deep for the Detroit Tigers as they knocked off the Toronto Blue Jays 10-7, with the wind blowing out on Monday.
DETROIT – Klarissa Bell says she isn't surprised that this year's Miss Basketball winner for Michigan came from Michigan State's loaded recruiting class.
The East Lansing senior just didn't think it would be her, despite averaging 21 points, nine rebounds, four assists and four steals this season. East Lansing plays Rockford in Tuesday's Class A quarterfinals.
Bell is a shooting guard who finished with 1,267 points in voting done by the Basketball Coaches of Michigan, putting her well ahead of a three-way battle for second.
EAST LANSING, MI – Michigan State will meet Mid-American Conference champion Bowling Green in the first round of the Kansas City region in the NCAA women's basketball tournament.
The fifth-seeded Spartans (22-9) are making their second straight tournament appearance and seventh in the past eight seasons. They finished No. 24 in the final Associated Press poll after losing to Iowa in the Big Ten tournament semifinals.