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6:31 pm
Tue June 8, 2010

TRAFFIC ALERT: MLK/Mt Hope intersection closed

LANSING, MI – Lansing police report they have shut down all traffic at the intersection of Martin Luther King Blvd and Mt. Hope because of an accident.

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In Michigan
6:16 pm
Tue June 8, 2010

Slowly repealing MI Driver Responsibility Fees

LANSING, MI –

Michigan's driver responsibility fees may soon face a slow repeal at the state Capitol. A state Senate panel is discussing a measure that would prohibit the fees from being assessed for driving without a license or proof of insurance.

Judge Charles LaSata was in the state Legislature and voted for driver responsibility fees in 2003. He told lawmakers that he now knows the fees were a mistake.

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In Michigan
6:12 pm
Tue June 8, 2010

Report: Lansing's creative class is growing

EAST LANSING, MI –

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Top Stories
5:24 pm
Tue June 8, 2010

MI House OKs universities budget, but disputes remain

LANSING, MI –

The Democratic-run Michigan House has narrowly approved a bill that would maintain current levels of state aid for public universities in the next budget year.

The bill passed 55-51 Tuesday mostly along party lines.

The Republican-led Senate has approved a bill to cut university funding by more than 3 percent in the budget year that starts Oct. 1. A bipartisan panel likely will need to reach a deal.

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In Michigan
5:12 pm
Tue June 8, 2010

State employee retirement plan remains option

LANSING, MI –

Michigan's legislative leaders are still hoping to craft a retirement incentive package for state employees.

Democratic House Speaker Andy Dillon and a spokesman for Republican Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop said Tuesday the proposal could still be part of a potential plan to balance next year's state budget.

Dillon says a retirement plan could save more than $100 million in the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1. The final savings would depend on the plan's specifics.

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In Michigan
4:42 pm
Tue June 8, 2010

Michigan lawmakers get info on state health plan

LANSING, MI –

Michigan proposals to change laws guiding health insurance for people not covered by employer or government plans will be influenced by the national health care overhaul.

Democratic state Rep. Marc Corriveau of Northville detailed parts of the latest state-level proposal Tuesday at a House Health Policy Committee hearing. The legislation is led by Corriveau and Republican state Sen. Tom George of Kalamazoo County's Texas Township.

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In Michigan
3:38 pm
Tue June 8, 2010

MI House continues work on budget, passes Higher Ed with no cuts

LANSING, MI –

The state House has approved a version of the higher education budget that maintains current spending levels for universities. But as Michigan Public Radio's Laura Weber reports, the debate over funding was overshadowed by embryonic stem cell research.

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In Michigan
10:00 am
Tue June 8, 2010

Michigan Chamber endorses Mike Cox for governor

LANSING, MI –

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce has endorsed Republican Attorney General Mike Cox for governor.

Chamber President Rich Studley says Michigan's next governor must be bold, decisive, knowledgeable about state government and able to hit the ground running.

He said Tuesday that Cox is the candidate "who best meets these four criteria."

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Sports
5:53 am
Tue June 8, 2010

MSU AD says Cavs have not offered Izzo a contract

UNDATED – Michigan State's athletic director says the Cleveland Cavaliers have not offered Tom Izzo a contract but confirms the NBA team is interested in the Spartans' coach.

Mark Hollis spoke to The Associated Press on Monday after The News-Herald of Willoughby, Ohio, reported the Cavs have made Izzo an offer to replace fired coach Mike Brown. The story cited an unidentified league source.

The Cavs would not comment, and Izzo has chosen not to confirm or deny the reports.

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Sports
5:47 am
Tue June 8, 2010

Tigers' Galarraga wants more than brush with fame

DETROIT – Armando Galarraga knows he will always be remembered as the pitcher whose perfect game was ruined by an umpire's blown call.

The Detroit Tigers right-hander wants to be known for more than that.

Galarraga will pitch for the first time since his brush with fame Tuesday night on the road against the Chicago White Sox.

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