Legislation headed for Gov. Jennifer Granholm's desk would allow Michigan school districts to use money received through agreements with tribal-run casinos to fund college scholarship programs.
The Senate unanimously approved the bill on Wednesday.
Michigan has more than 20 casinos run by American Indian tribes. The tribes have agreements with the state that typically provides 2 percent of certain gaming revenue to local governments, including schools.
LANSING, MI – The debate over building a new bridge between Detroit and Canada continues at the state Capitol. The state Senate Transportation Committee has taken up the Democratic proposal.
Many lawmakers are worried about who would foot the bill for a new bridge. Republican state Senator Judd Gilbert says he's not sure traffic would increase to generate enough toll revenue to pay for the bridge.
LANSING, MI – Former Lansing city councilmember Lucile Belen has died at 97. Belen served on the council from 1956 to 1993. Belen's family started Belen's Flowers in Lansing in 1936. Lucile Belen was inducted into the Michigan Floral Foundation earlier this year. She was inducted in to the Michigan Women's Hall of fame in 2001.