LANSING, MI – The state of Michigan has crossed the $10 billion mark in federal stimulus money.
According to Leslee Fritz, director of the Michigan Economic Recovery Office, federal stimulus money has helped Michigan offset the budget deficit. Money has also gone to local governments, and to non-profits.
LANSING, MI – The city of Lansing held an open house last night for the new southside Community Center in the former Harry Hill High School. The city has been talking about putting a community center on the southside for nearly two decades.
City Council President Derrick Quinney was on the search committee that chose the school. He also was in the first graduating class from Harry Hill in 1973. Quinney says the city invested two-point-two million dollars fixing up the building which includes a pool, gym and auditorium.
EDMONTON, ALBERTA – Patrick O'Sullivan beat Jimmy Howard with a wrist shot in the third round of a shootout, and Nikolai Khabibulin stopped Henrik Zetterberg on Detroit's final attempt to give the Edmonton Oilers a 6-5 victory Thursday night.
The Red Wings overcame a 5-1 deficit to force overtime.
Zetterberg started the rally midway through the second period, and Jonathan Ericsson, Todd Bertuzzi and Patrick Eaves had third-period goals. Darren Helm also scored.
A Michigan State University survey suggests voters may be ready to relax term limits for legislators. The survey of 1,036 Michigan residents over 18 was conducted by the MSU Institute for Public Policy and Social Research.
The survey found that most Michigan residents don't know the details of the state's term limits amendment. It limits House members to six years in office and senators to eight years.
LANSING, MI – A new poll on Lansing's Mayor's race puts Incumbent Mayor Virg Bernero in a considerable lead over his challenger, Carol Wood.
The poll was commissioned by political consultant Bill Ballenger for his news letter Inside Michigan Politics. It puts the race in Bernero's favor at 58 to 42 points. Ballenger says Wood hasn't lost the race yet.