There are several points of contention over the state budget that may foretell a long summer for lawmakers at the state Capitol. That includes how to reform the state's prisons system, fund Medicaid, and raise money for bridges and roads.
As Michigan Public Radio's Laura Weber reports, a surplus in the School Aid Fund is fast becoming a pot of money to fight over.
President Barack Obama is telling high school graduates in Michigan not to make excuses, and to take responsibility for failures as well as successes.
In excerpts of remarks to be delivered later Monday at Kalamazoo Central High School, Obama says that it's easy to blame others when problems arise. "We see it every day out in Washington, with folks calling each other names and making all sorts of accusations on TV," the president says.
He says the high school kids can and have done better than that.
Republican Rep. Pete Hoekstra has picked up the support of one of his southeast Michigan counterparts for his gubernatorial bid.
Rep. Candice Miller told reporters Monday in a conference call that she plans to collect support and money for Hoekstra in her district and especially in Macomb County, where she lives in Harrison Township.
KANSAS CITY, MO – KANSAS CITY, MO (AP) - Brian Bannister won his career-high fifth straight start, Jose Guillen hit a three-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 7-2 on Sunday.
Bannister (6-3) improved to 20-8 in day games during his career, and he's 5-2 with a 2.16 ERA in nine starts against the Tigers. He also ended his streak of allowing a home run at nine consecutive games, which was the longest active streak in the majors.