The state Senate is expected to vote soon on whether to create a moose-hunting season in Michigan. There are an estimated 500-600 moose living in the state, and the population is growing at 10% a year.
State Senator Jason Allen says it's time to allow for moose to be hunted, even if in very limited numbers.
LIVONIA, MI – Former Governors James Blanchard and John Engler were once political adversaries. But agreed far more than they disagreed in an unusual joint appearance Thursday to help raise money to train future political leaders.
This was the first time the ex-governors shared a stage since they debated each other during the 1990 election. The event was a fundraiser for the Michigan Political Leadership Program, which helps train aspiring public servants.
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN – Junior Kalisha Keane scored a career-high 27 points to lead the Michigan State women's basketball team to a 79-64 victory at Purdue on Thursday night. The Spartans, who have won nine of their last 10, improve to 20-8 overall, their seventh-straight 20 win season, and 11-6 in the Big Ten. The Spartans host Minnesota on Sunday at 2 at Breslin Center.
EAST LANSING, MI – Three more Michigan State football players have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault charges stemming from a Nov. 22 fight on campus with fraternity members.
Defensive tackle Oren Wilson pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of assault and battery. Defensive back Chris L. Rucker and receiver Myles White each pleaded guilty to one count. Conspiracy charges against the players were dropped.
The Michigan Economic Growth Authority has approved tax credits for Dow Chemical to support new jobs building solar panels and lithium-ion batteries. Governor Granholm says that's helping to turn the Saginaw-Midland area into a center of alternative energy manufacturing.
State senators overseeing Michigan's Medicaid budget have begun taking testimony on the future of the program. Some lawmakers say the Medicaid debate may be one of the toughest state budget battles this year.