Gov. Jennifer Granholm's proposal to let an estimated 7,500 Michigan inmates out of prison early and save the cash-strapped state money is coming under fire from prosecutors worried about public safety.
Granholm wants to cut more than $130 million from state prison spending in the budget year starting Oct. 1.
Most of the savings would come by allowing inmates to shave time off their sentences for good behavior and letting more offenders be released under electronic monitoring outside of prison.
A state lawmaker from the Upper Peninsula says the gray wolf should be taken off the federal endangered species list.
Democratic state Representative Mike Lahti sponsored a resolution asking the federal government to take Michigan's gray wolves off the list. That would allow people to shoot or trap nuisance wolves that attack pets and livestock. There are 600 wolves in the Upper Peninsula. Lahti says the wolf population could get too big without more control.
UNDATED – The Ingham County 911 service has issued a release stating that residents of the 851 exchange in the Stockbridge area are not able to dial 911. Residents should call their local fherriff's office if they need assistance. Ingham county residents can dial 517-483-4604 for assistance.
Delta Airlines says a panicked passenger was arrested at Lansing's Capital Region International Airport last night after trying to escape from a plane about to take off for Detroit. Joe Williams is a spokesman for Delta subsidiary Pinnacle Airlines.
"He did not get to the door as he was restrained by several other passengers. The flight returned to the gate and local law enforcement met him there and detained the passenger."
LANSING, MI – Governor Granholm used her weekly radio address to launch her efforts to win public support for the final budget proposal of her administration.
The budget proposal reflects some of the key goals of the governor's second term - such as cutting corrections costs, state assistance to help students with the costs of college, and reforming taxes to tap into the growing services sector of the economy.