Lansing, MI – Six school districts that used to be among the highest spending in the state are now receiving less than what is supposed to be the minimum in state funding. That's because Governor Granholm cut the extra funding for more than 30 school districts last year.
There are a couple legislative proposals to help the districts that were hit the hardest in budget negotiations last year.
East Lansing, MI – A rare plant in Michigan State University's botanical collection is flowering. The Arum Titan has one of the largest flowers in the world. It's also called the corpse flower. Mike Grillo is a PhD student at MSU. He says it's pollinated by carrion-eating flies and beetles.
"It's got this darkish-red, burgundy color which resembles a rotting mammal. It also gives off a repugnant, rotting smell."
Burlington, IA – The Lansing Lugnuts beat the Burlington Bees on Sunday afternoon at Community Field.
The Lugnuts completed the three-game sweep of the last place Bees and won the last four games of their six-game road trip. The Lugnuts get the day off today before beginning a three-day, four-game series on Tuesday with a 6:05 p.m. doubleheader against the Bowling Green Hot Rods.
LANSING, MI – Environmental regulators say more than 73,000 scrap tires have been removed from two disposal sites in southwestern Michigan.
The state says L.H. Automotive Recycling in Niles received a Scrap Tire Cleanup Grant for the removal of 42,000 from its site and more than 31,000 were removed from Joe's Auto Salvage in Three Rivers with a similar grant.
Scrap tire processor Entech Inc. in White Pigeon was hired by both businesses to remove the tires.