The first Republican debate to be held since some candidates began sniping at each other in attack ads will feature U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra, Ann Arbor businessman Rick Snyder and state Sen. Tom George.
Attorney General Mike Cox and Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard have scheduling conflicts and aren't attending the Monday night debate at the WGVU TV studios in Grand Rapids.
Habitat for Humanity of Michigan says its future is clouded by a rollback in state funding. Leaders of the not-for-profit organization that builds and rehabilitates homes for low-income families are hoping to convince Michigan's housing agency to reverse the cut.
Lawmakers on a state House panel are expected to vote in coming weeks on a package of bills that would regulate corporate and union spending on political campaigns. The legislation is a result of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that allows corporations to spend money on political ads.
A state House panel opened discussion on the legislation this week. Democratic state Representative Dan Scripps sponsored the measure.
LOS ANGELES – Rick Porcello fought off three line drives right back at him to get his first road victory of the season, and the Detroit Tigers got home runs from Miguel Cabrera and Magglio Ordonez in a 6-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday.
The Tigers avoided a three-game sweep in the first interleague series for both teams.
DETROIT – Documents related to the sentencing of ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick are due before a judge overseeing his probation violation case.
Wayne County Circuit Judge David Groner has told the county prosecutor's office and attorneys representing Kilpatrick to file sentencing memoranda by Monday. Kilpatrick is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday.
Groner also told both sides not to disclose the contents of a pre-sentence report by the state Corrections Department. Probation officials have recommended jail time for Kilpatrick.