LANSING, MI – The Lansing Public Schools begin a new school year Wednesday evening with their annual Round-Up Rally. The gathering offers students and families the chance to celebrate with music and games as well as take care of important business.
SAGINAW, MI – Governor Granholm led an invitation-only town meeting in Saginaw on Wednesday. She was joined by Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle and White House officials to try and generate support for President Obama's energy plan.
AUDIO: The president's proposal for cap-and-trade credits as part of an energy policy overhaul has been controversial in manufacturing states, where big utility bills can stifle job growth.
East Lansing, MI – As the Michigan State football team continues to prepare for their opening game against the Bobcats of Montana State this Saturday, one of the big question marks facing Head coach Mark Dantonio was who would be the starting quarterback.
The race to determine who would replace the graduated Brian Hoyer under center entering the season for the green and white has been a very competitive throughout the spring and summer.
East Lansing, MI – After being named the starting quarterback to open the season this Saturday against Montana State, Kirk Cousins looks to take advantage of his opportunity. Entering his Sophomore season, Cousins has had some game experience last season as a freshmen backing up Brian Hoyer.
During spring and summer practice Cousins and fellow sophomore Keith Nichol have had a very close competition for the starting role at quarterback.
WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, MI – Backers and opponents of proposed health care reforms jockeyed for position before U.S. Rep. Gary Peters held a town hall meeting on the contentious issue.
The forum at West Bloomfield High School began at 6 p.m. Tuesday. A pro-reform group, Metropolitan Organizing Strategy Enabling Strength, said in an e-mail that opponents had been urged to arrive at 5 p.m. and pack the meeting.
MOSES in turn asked supporters to arrive at 4 p.m.
LANSING, MI – The Michigan Supreme Court is considering formal rules for when justices should step aside from hearing cases.
The disqualification issue has been a bone of contention for several years. The high court has an unwritten tradition that leaves it up to each justice to decide if he or she should recuse himself or herself.
Under one proposal, all the justices could review if a colleague should be disqualified. Another idea is letting justices decide for themselves as long as they give their reason in writing.
WIXOM, MI – The state House has passed legislation that will extend $100 million in tax credits to turn the shuttered Ford plant in Wixom into a green technology center.
Ford plans to sell the property to companies that make solar panels and energy-saving batteries. This would be the first major overhaul of an auto plant to green technology. The Legislature must pass the tax credits before September 14th to insure the companies can secure federal loans.