Tensions on the Michigan Supreme Court exploded into public view Wednesday as the justices argued about a confidentiality rule. Three of the justices acknowledged they have filed an ethics grievance against Justice Betty Weaver for violating the rule. As Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta reports, the news came at the court's monthly administrative meeting that turned into a sometimes raucous event.
Michigan's economic development agency is defending its audit practices in the aftermath of criticism from lawmakers.
Michigan Economic Development Corp. CEO Greg Main says an additional auditor general report ordered last week by state Sen. Nancy Cassis is duplicative because a similar review already has started within MEDC.
The MEDC hopes to detail its review practices for the tax credits it awards before a House subcommittee on Wednesday.
Michigan State University has named Harold Sollenberger interim director of MSU's campus in Dubai.
Sollenberger is a professor emeritus of accounting and information systems. He has served as an associate dean in the Eli Broad College of Business, and he taught at MSU-Dubai for part of the fall 2009 semester.
Lansing, MI – The Lansing City Council voted Monday night to postpone a vote on next year's city budget.
The move gives the public more time to weigh in on an updated spending plan that surfaced only last Thursday. It calls for a 0.4 mill property tax hike along with 13 unpaid furlough days for hundreds of city workers. The decision delays the vote until next Monday.
Governor Granholm says she hopes the Legislature will wrap up negotiations very soon on a plan to convince thousands of veteran teachers to accept retirement offers. She first called on the Legislature to get a retirement deal wrapped up by April 1, then April 15, and then May 1. But Granholm says she won't set a new deadline.