The utility Consumers Energy says it's shelving plans to build a state-of-the-art coal-fired power plant near Bay City. Consumers officials say they over-estimated customer demand for more electricity.
State House Speaker Andy Dillon says Michigan's two-year-old energy law is working as planned. He says the utility Consumers Energy's decision to mothball plans to build a state-of-the-art coal plant on the Saginaw Bay is proof of that. As Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta reports, Dillon was an architect of that law.
LANSING, MI – Lansing officials drafting a medical marijuana ordinance for the city are considering a moratorium on marijuana dispensaries. Ingham County prosecutor Stuart Dunnings supports the move, insisting dispensaries are illegal. He says a person-to-person relationship between caregiver and patient is the only model allowed by the state's new statute. WKAR's Mark Bashore sat down with Dunnings to discuss the matter.
SEATTLE – Mike Sweeney gave Seattle new life with a two-run homer off Detroit reliever Ryan Perry, Josh Wilson capped the eighth-inning rally with a two-run single and the Mariners rallied for a 5-4 win over the Tigers on Wednesday.
Seattle swept the two-game set with a most unlikely comeback. Down 4-1 entering the eighth and having done nothing against starter Jeremy Bonderman, the Mariners took advantage of the Tigers' bullpen.
DETROIT – Kwame Kilpatrick's attorney will request an emergency stay from the Michigan Court of Appeals, which could spring the former Detroit mayor from prison.
Michael Alan Schwartz on Wednesday is expected to announce that he will file the appeal. If granted, Kilpatrick could be free pending a decision.
Wayne County Circuit Court Judge David Groner sentenced Kilpatrick to up to five years in prison Tuesday for violating his probation stemming from his conviction for lying under oath about an affair with his chief of staff.
The Democratic-run Michigan House has voted to restore some state aid money to public schools.
A bill passed 64-42 Wednesday mostly along party lines would give schools $65 more per student than now scheduled for the rest of this budget year. The restoration would remain in the budget for the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1.
The move would restore part of a $165 per student cut now in effect.