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.
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.
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.