A plan to convince thousands of veteran teachers to retire is now before a team of state House and Senate negotiators. They are looking to strike a compromise that will save the state and school districts money, and avert a fiscal crisis.
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to take a case filed by Michigan and seven other Great Lakes states seeking to shut down a Chicago shipping canal. They claim drastic action is needed to ensure the invasive Asian carp does not escape from the canal into the Great Lakes water system.
Attorney Geoffrey Fieger is thinking of making another run for governor.
An EPIC-MRA poll released over the weekend shows Fieger leading the three Democrats already in the race, but that's largely because of his success in high-profile cases and earlier defense of assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian.
Fieger told The Associated Press on Monday that he could pay to collect the signatures he'd need by May 11 to get on the ballot and expects to make up his mind about a run this week.