The body of longtime NAACP head Benjamin L. Hooks is lying in repose at a Detroit church where he preached for 30 years even while serving as a Tennessee judge, Federal Communications commissioner and national civil rights leader.
An honor guard carried Hooks' casket into Greater New Mount Moriah Baptist Church Monday afternoon, and mourners lined up out the door to pass by in respect.
Hooks was pastor at the church from 1964 to 1994. He flew to Detroit twice a month to minister there.
The state House is expected to vote this week on Democratic plans to find savings in the operations of the Legislature. But Republicans are skeptical of a proposal to merge House and Senate business offices and fiscal agencies.
AUDIO: Republicans in both the Senate and House say they're willing to look at any proposal that cuts costs. But they are hesitant about a proposal to merge the House and Senate fiscal agencies.
A person briefed on the matter says General Motors Co. CEO Ed Whitacre will announce on Wednesday that the company will repay its remaining $4.7 billion in U.S. government loans earlier than expected.
The person says Whitacre will make the announcement at the GM assembly plant in Kansas City, Kansas. Then he will head for Washington, D.C. to meet with government officials. The person did not want to be identified because the details have not been announced.
Governor Granholm was fiercely critical of the state Legislature while addressing a group of teachers and school administrators at an education summit Monday. She says she is frustrated with a lack of action from lawmakers on her proposals to help fix the School Aid Fund.
Detroit, MI – Michigan Democrats gathered in Detroit this past weekend to try and get an early start on their November ticket.
The thinking - according to party chair Mark Brewer -- is that by choosing the Democrats running for attorney general and secretary of state now, Michigan Democrats will give their candidates a jump on the competition in organizing for a general election campaign and reaching out to the public.