Republican Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop says a Senate panel will decide this week which government reform proposals to tackle next. The panel continued debate Wednesday on a measure that would save the state money by reducing the amount of time allowed for labor disputes to be in arbitration. Union leaders and arbitrators testified against the measure. They say arbitration is a key element of collective bargaining.
MADISON, WI – Jason Bohannon scored 19 points to lead No. 16 Wisconsin to a 67-49 victory over No. 5 Michigan State on Tuesday night, snapping the Spartans perfect Big Ten start and leaving them without leading scorer Kalin Lucas.
Jordan Taylor added 17 points as Wisconsin (17-5, 7-3) won its third game over a team ranked sixth or better this season and its 18th straight at the Kohl Center despite senior guard Trevon Hughes' early foul trouble.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – Tayshaun Prince slammed down a tie-breaking dunk on an inbounds play with 45.6 seconds left and the Detroit Pistons snapped a five-game losing streak with a 97-93 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Tuesday night.
Richard Hamilton had 11 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, including three free throws with the final 21.3 seconds to play, as the Pistons won for only the fifth time in 24 games.
SAN JOSE, CA – Derek Meech scored a tie-breaking power-play goal early in the third period and the Detroit Red Wings rallied from an early two-goal deficit to beat the San Jose Sharks 4-2 Tuesday night.
Dan Cleary, Henrik Zetterberg and Patrick Eaves also scored for the Red Wings, who are 3-0 against the Western Conference-leading Sharks but have struggled against almost everyone else this season.
By Rick Pluta & Laura Weber, Michigan Public Radio Network
LANSING, MI –
Governor Granholm delivers her eighth and final State of the State address Wednesday night to a joint session of the Michigan Legislature. After that, it's up to lawmakers to determine the future of her 2010 agenda.