A partisan fight broke out on the state Senate floor Thursday over who is to blame for a 20-pound Asian Carp found close to Lake Michigan this week.
AUDIO: The finger pointing was over a resolution that condemned President Obama for not doing enough to stop the invasive fish from finding its way past electric fences near Chicago. Senate Democrats say authority to close the canals also rests with the Army Corps of Engineers.
Iowa's two U.S. senators are asking Big Ten Conference officials to disclose their expansion plans and release financial information about the league's cable television network.
Republican Chuck Grassley and Democrat Tom Harkin made the request in a June 10 letter they sent to Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany. The letter was sent a day before university presidents voted to admit the University of Nebraska.
Associate Commissioner Scott Chipman confirmed that the conference received the letter.
The Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether Wayne County will be held responsible for the behavior of a jail guard who raped a woman being held in jail. As Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta reports, the court's decision will help determine whether local governments are liable for civil rights violations by rogue employees.
East Lansing, MI – An organization representing Michigan small business owners is calling for a policy shift away from attracting large out of state industries to cultivating home-grown companies.
The Small Business Association of Michigan says the state's main economic development priority should be helping small Michigan-based businesses succeed. The association calls this "economic gardening," as opposed to hunting for outside industries to relocate.
LANSING, MI – Michigan's movie theaters may soon have to pay taxes on rent for their film reels. A state House panel is discussing a bill that would eliminate that particular tax exemption for movie theaters.
Paul Glantz is with Emagine Theaters. He spoke before the House Tax Policy committee.