In Michigan
6:19 pm
Wed August 25, 2010

MI House raids School Aid Fund

LANSING, MI –

The state House has approved a $208 million transfer from the School Aid Fund to fill holes in other areas of the state budget.

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The transfer is part of Governor Granholm's budget plan. Support for the transfer is a result - in part - of federal stimulus money awarded to the state for schools.

State Representative Chuck Moss says it could be dangerous to move any money away from schools.

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In Michigan
4:59 pm
Wed August 25, 2010

Working America urging unemployed to vote for Democrats

East Lansing, MI – The community organizing arm of the AFL-CIO is reaching out to jobless workers to support Democrats in the November election. The group called "Working America" says they want the real victims of the recession to make their voices heard.

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In Michigan
4:43 pm
Wed August 25, 2010

Calley says old rivalries delaying Michigan comeback

GRAND RAPIDS, MI –

Republican nominee for governor Rick Snyder says he chose state Representative Brian Calley to be his running mate because he is a team player with a record of getting things done in Lansing. Calley is a two-term lawmaker and an expert on tax policy.

Calley says he's pleased to join a ticket that's focused on retiring old rivalries that hold up Michigan's recovery.

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In Michigan
4:26 pm
Wed August 25, 2010

Rev. Jesse Jackson encourages MSU students to march in Detroit

The Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks with a Michigan State University student during a trip to the campus Wednesday. He came to urge students to attend a civil rights march Aug. 28 in Detroit.
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East Lansing, MI – The Rev. Jesse Jackson spoke to students at Michigan State University Wednesday. The civil rights leader urged them to take part in a march scheduled for this weekend in Detroit.

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Saturday's march comes on the 47th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech.

Jackson is touring towns across Michigan to encourage people to vote for grassroots-centered labor and education policies.

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In Michigan
9:13 am
Wed August 25, 2010

Snyder to tap state lawmaker as running mate

Michigan Republican gubernatorial nominee Rick Snyder.
Courtesy Photo

UNDATED – The Republican candidate for governor has chosen a running mate. Sources inside the campaign of Republican nominee Rick Snyder have confirmed he has chosen state Representative Brian Calley to be his lieutenant governor candidate.

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Sports
6:39 am
Wed August 25, 2010

Lugnuts avoid sweep

FORT WAYNE, IN – The Lansing Lugnuts held off the Fort Wayne TinCaps 8-5 to avoid a four-game sweep at Parkview Field.

Coupled with West Michigan's 9-3 loss at Great Lakes, the Lugnuts pulled within two games of the Whitecaps for the Eastern Division's final playoff berth.

Lansing and West Michigan open a crucial three-game series at Fifth Third Ballpark today, with 13 games remaining in the regular season.

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Sports
6:33 am
Wed August 25, 2010

Porcello shuts down Royals over 7 to lead Tigers

DETROIT – Rick Porcello allowed two hits over seven shutout innings and Ryan Raburn homered to lead the Detroit Tigers to their fifth straight win, 9-1 over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.

Porcello (6-11) retired the first 12 batters in order before Billy Butler singled leading off the fifth inning. Porcello walked one and struck out four.

Royals starter Kyle Davies (6-8) gave up seven runs on 12 hits in 4 2-3 innings, walking three and striking out five.

Kila Ka'aihue homered for Kansas City.

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In Michigan
6:21 am
Wed August 25, 2010

State: Tainted egg recall now involves Michigan

LANSING, MI – The Michigan Department of Agriculture says some of the eggs associated with a nationwide recall have made their way to the state.

The department said Tuesday afternoon that the investigation into where eggs were distributed continues. The eggs weren't sold directly to Michigan customers, but some food distributors that were customers sold the eggs to Michigan locations.

More than 500 million eggs have been recalled in the nationwide investigation of a salmonella outbreak. The outbreak has sickened more than 1,000 people.

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In Michigan
6:19 pm
Tue August 24, 2010

MSU receives 2nd federal broadband expansion grant

EAST LANSING, MI –

Michigan State University has received a $6-million federal grant to expand broadband communication services across the state.

The grant is the second of its kind awarded to the university this year. The first round allowed MSU to create 88 library computing centers in regions suffering high unemployment.

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In Michigan
5:14 pm
Tue August 24, 2010

Granholm: Budget talks "cordial" for a change

LANSING, MI –

The state Senate will not meet again until September seventh, but Governor Granholm says work on the state budget continues. And, as Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta reports, she expects it to be done on time and without another government shutdown.

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