Habitat for Humanity of Michigan says its future is clouded by a rollback in state funding. Leaders of the not-for-profit organization that builds and rehabilitates homes for low-income families are hoping to convince Michigan's housing agency to reverse the cut.
Lawmakers on a state House panel are expected to vote in coming weeks on a package of bills that would regulate corporate and union spending on political campaigns. The legislation is a result of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that allows corporations to spend money on political ads.
A state House panel opened discussion on the legislation this week. Democratic state Representative Dan Scripps sponsored the measure.
LOS ANGELES – Rick Porcello fought off three line drives right back at him to get his first road victory of the season, and the Detroit Tigers got home runs from Miguel Cabrera and Magglio Ordonez in a 6-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday.
The Tigers avoided a three-game sweep in the first interleague series for both teams.
DETROIT – Documents related to the sentencing of ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick are due before a judge overseeing his probation violation case.
Wayne County Circuit Judge David Groner has told the county prosecutor's office and attorneys representing Kilpatrick to file sentencing memoranda by Monday. Kilpatrick is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday.
Groner also told both sides not to disclose the contents of a pre-sentence report by the state Corrections Department. Probation officials have recommended jail time for Kilpatrick.
Lansing, MI – Princess Diana's funeral in 1997 at Westminster Abbey drew an estimated three million mourners in London as well as countless others viewing it on worldwide television.
The man responsible for choosing the music for that service was Doctor Martin Neary. He's in Michigan this weekend to lead the Grand Rapids Choir of Men and Boys in performances around the state, including Lansing.