LANSING, MI – The Lansing Board of Education has signed off on reforms required to receive federal "Race to the Top" money. But the district's teacher's union says state officials have not disclosed details that may impact teachers. Jerry Swartz is President of the Lansing Schools' Education Association.
LANSING, MI – State House Speaker Andy Dillon formally announced Thursday that he has entered the race for the Democratic nomination for governor.
Whether Dillon would run as a Democratic or Independent candidate has been a topic of conversation for many months at the state capital. That's because he has found more support for his politics from business groups than from unions and other traditional Democratic supporters.
General Motors has made its first mass-produced electric car battery as it gears up to sell the new Chevrolet Volt to the general public later this year.
The lithium-ion battery was made Thursday at GM's Brownstown Battery Pack Assembly Plant that will produce the batteries for the automaker's Volt assembly line in Detroit. Regular production at both facilities is expected to begin in the fourth quarter.
State House Speaker Andy Dillon formally announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for governor today.
Dillon has been criticized by some Democratic Party faithful for his favoritism towards business groups and conservative politics. But Dillon says he makes a good candidate because he knows how to work with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.
SAN ANTONIO – Tony Parker and Roger Mason Jr. keyed a decisive run early in the fourth quarter Wednesday night as the San Antonio Spurs sent the Detroit Pistons to their 11th consecutive loss, 112-92.
Parker's three-point play a little more than two minutes into the final period was followed by consecutive baskets by Mason as part of an 11-0 stretch after the Pistons tied the score at 77 on Ben Gordon's driving layup to open the quarter.