In Michigan
6:51 am
Thu February 4, 2010

Protesters gather for State of State speech

LANSING, MI – About 400 people met outside the Michigan State Capital to protest at Governor Granholm's State of the State address.

Banners waved with messages to cut taxes, stop foreclosures and one said, "Don't Tax Me Bro." Wendy Day says the protesters message was clear - they want their government to listen to them. Day is part of the anti-tax tea party movement. She says the State of the State address is a rare opportunity for citizens to voice their concerns.

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In Michigan
5:37 am
Thu February 4, 2010

Granholm calls for end to pattern of budget standoffs

LANSING, MI – Governor Granholm used her eighth and final State of the State address to defend her economic plans, and to urge Democrats and Republicans to cooperate to avoid another budget standoff.

Governor Granholm says targeted tax incentives and worker retraining have laid the groundwork for an economic recovery that won't be fully realized before she leaves office in eleven months.

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8:51 pm
Wed February 3, 2010

Gov. Granholm delivers final State of the State address

The Michigan state capitol in Lansing.
WKAR Photo

2010 State of the State Address

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Lansing, MI – Gov. Jennifer Granholm delivered her eighth and final State of the State address Wednesday night to a joint session of the Michigan Legislature.

2010 Michigan State of the State Address ( pdf)

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8:40 pm
Wed February 3, 2010

Gov. Granholm delivers final State of the State address

The Michigan state capitol in Lansing.
WKAR Photo

Lansing, MI – Gov. Jennifer Granholm delivered her eighth and final State of the State address Wednesday night to a joint session of the Michigan Legislature.

AUDIO:

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8:28 pm
Wed February 3, 2010

Gov. Granholm delivers final State of the State address

The Michigan state capitol in Lansing.
WKAR Photo

Lansing, MI – Michigan Gov. Jennifer delivered her eighth and final State of the State address Wednesday night before a joint session of the Michigan Legislature.

AUDIO:

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8:14 pm
Wed February 3, 2010

Gov. Granholm delivers her final State of the State address

The Michigan state capitol in Lansing.
WKAR Photo

Lansing, MI – Gov. Jennifer Granholm delivered her eighth and final State of the State address Wednesday night before a joint session of the Michigan Legislature.

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6:20 pm
Wed February 3, 2010

Granholm speech to focus on jobs, education

LANSING, MI –

People are already starting to gather in the state Capitol to hear Governor Granholm's eighth and final State of the State speech Wednesday The governor is expected to focus on jobs and education.

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In Michigan
6:13 pm
Wed February 3, 2010

Activists promise fight for more Great Lakes money

TRAVERSE CITY, MI –

Activists say they're dissatisfied with President Barack Obama's spending plan for Great Lakes cleanup and will ask Congress for more money.

Obama successfully requested $475 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in his 2010 budget, but is seeking just $300 million in the fiscal 2011 plan released this week.

Great Lakes advocacy groups said Wednesday they will lobby Congress to boost next year's total to at least $475 million.

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In Michigan
6:10 pm
Wed February 3, 2010

Report: UM discusses NCAA allegations

ANN ARBOR, MI –

The Detroit Free Press reports University of Michigan regents met today to discuss an NCAA investigation of the football program. A person the newspaper did not name says the regents expect the university to announce the results of the probe in a couple weeks.

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In Michigan
5:12 pm
Wed February 3, 2010

MI Senate panel discusses reforms

LANSING, MI –

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.

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