Some Democratic lawmakers in Lansing say the state's highest-spending school districts could soon be forgotten in budget negotiations.
AUDIO: Extra funds for the state's highest-spending school districts were cut from the budget last year. These are districts that chose to tax themselves for more school funding before Proposal A eliminated their ability to do so. The so-called 20-J fund was created to lessen the blow to those districts.
Minneapolis, MInn – Kalin Lucas scored 22 points, Raymar Morgan added 17 and Michigan State (No. 7 ESPN/USA Today, No. 6 AP) rallied to beat shorthanded Minnesota 65-64 on Saturday in a game the Spartans never led until the final minutes.
The Spartans (17-3) have won eight straight and matched their best start in the Big Ten since also starting 7-0 during the 1977-78 season.
State House Democrats are expected to go on a retreat next weekend to sort out their legislative priorities for the coming year. House Speaker Andy Dillon says they will come up with a plan to answer Senate-Republican proposals to save taxpayers' money.
Dan Kildee would like to turn his passion for restoring cities into a chance to restore the state.
The former Genesee County treasurer hasn't decided yet if he wants to join the Democratic race for governor now that Lt. Gov. John Cherry has withdrawn.
But he said Friday on public television's Off the Record program that he knows how to make government work and has "been in the trenches" helping cities such as Flint, Saginaw and Grand Rapids restore blighted areas.
The Justice Department has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Dean Foods Co., saying a recent acquisition has spoiled a regional market for milk.
The lawsuit says Dean's 2009 acquisition of Foremost Farms USA's Consumer Products Division eliminates substantial competition in the sale of milk to schools, groceries, and convenience stories in Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin.
EAST LANSING, MI – Our book reviewer Lev Raphael has been reading a book critical of one of America's iconic presidents. It's called The Imperial Cruise by James Bradley, and Lev says it basically blames Teddy Roosevelt for the Japanese part of World War Two.
LANSING, MI – The Lansing City Council has turned down a request by Mayor Virg Bernero to hold a public hearing on a proposal to sell the North Capitol Parking Ramp to Lansing Community College. This is the third time the mayor has brought council a plan to sell the ramp to the college.
ST. PAUL, MN – Drew Miller scored his first career shootout goal in the eighth round and the Detroit Red Wings survived Minnesota's third-period rally to beat the Wild 4-3 on Thursday night.
Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard stopped six shots in the shootout and denied Eric Belanger in the eighth round to set up Miller's winner. Miller beat Niklas Backstrom, who entered the game after the first period in place of injured starter Josh Harding.
The Wild overcame a 3-1 deficit with third-period goals from Martin Havlat and Andrew Brunette.