General Motors Vice Chairman Bob Lutz is retiring. The longtime auto industry executive who has led a near-complete overhaul of GM's lineup confirms his retirement in an e-mail to The Associated Press.
He says his proudest achievement is the Chevrolet Volt, the gas-electric sedan that can go up to 40 miles on battery-power alone.
LANSING, MI – Governor Granholm's administration has sent its proposed standards to the Legislature for where to locate wind turbines in the Great Lakes. Critics say the proposed rules don't do enough to protect the shoreline from a glut of unsightly windmills.
The Republican-led state Senate failed to block a 3% pay raise for state employees. The measure would save the state nearly $50 million.
AUDIO: Nearly all of the Senate Republicans voted to freeze state worker salaries at current levels. But the GOP needed a two-thirds majority to pass the measure. All but one Democrat opposed the Republican proposal.
Michigan State University researchers says they've devised a formula that better targets potential victims of lead poisoning.
AUDIO: Right now, health officials aim to test entire ZIP codes if they're classified as high risk. MSU social scientist Stan Kaplowitz points out that East Lansing's 48823 is 'high risk' because of small pockets of older housing. He says his method uses census data to identify these smaller areas that are most at risk.
LANSING, MI – The state's popular Pure Michigan tourism advertising campaign would get a short-term boost through legislation overwhelmingly approved by the state Senate.
A bill approved 37-1 Wednesday would reallocate $9.5 million in use taxes to a fund for the campaign this budget year. The bill, which now advances to the House, would raise total Pure Michigan funding for this budget year to about $15 million.