President Obama's manufacturing advisor says he expects the federal government will start selling some of its shares of General Motors stock before the end of the year. Ron Bloom says the Obama administration is anxious to get taxpayers' money out of GM and Chrysler. But he says it will still be years before the government is fully divested of its auto company stock.
The key players in the discussion over Michigan's application for federal Race To The Top school-reform money have signed off on the plan.
AUDIO: State schools Superintendent Michael Flanagan gave the groups until the beginning of this week to get on board. Flanagan told the groups that if they did not offer their support, then he would pull the plug on the second-round application process.
An appeals court has ruled that nine Michigan militia members must stay locked up while the government challenges an order that would release them until trial.
A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati said Monday that it was continuing a temporary stay of a Detroit U.S. district court's decision to free the Hutaree members pending trial.
East Lansing, MI – The recently formed Michigan Cheese Makers Cooperative aims to give the state's producers a big boost.
Eleven members of the cooperative signed official paperwork last month. They've agreed to work together to market their cheese, leverage their buying power and help each other through the challenges of cheese making.
A court official says members of a Michigan militia will be electronically monitored around the clock if they're released from jail until trial. He's filed an affidavit to clear up what he calls misstatements by a prosecutor urging the court to keep the nine militia members in jail. The prosecutor says electronic monitoring is "wholly inadequate."
A family member says Glenn Steil, a former state lawmaker from Grand Rapids, has died in Florida. He was 68.
Glenn Steil Jr. told The Grand Rapids Press that his father had a heart attack Friday in Bonita Springs, Fla.
Steil, a Republican, served eight years in the Michigan Senate and co-chaired the statewide campaign for term limits in the Legislature. He formerly owned Compatico, an office furniture company in the Grand Rapids area.