East Lansing, MI – Unemployment statistics for October show the Lansing, East Lansing area faring better than most of the state. The jobless rate for Lansing and East Lansing was down .4% from September, at 10.6%. That's second lowest unemployment rate in the state.
DETROIT – General Motors CEO Fritz Henderson is stepping down after eight months as head of the largest U.S. automaker. Speaking at a quickly called news conference, Chairman Ed Whitacre Jr. said he will serve as interim CEO as a search goes on for a replacement.
LANSING, MI – County road crews across southern Michigan are prepping for what might be the first snow showers of the season. County road budgets have been squeezed in recent years by declining budget and rising costs for essentials like road salt.
Ed Noyola is with the County Road Association of Michigan. He says to stretch their budgets .many counties plan to cut back on snowplowing this winter.
LANSING, MI – Lawmakers in Lansing say they will spend the next three weeks focused on education reforms. A package of bills has to be approved before the end of the year for Michigan to compete for a half-billion dollars in school-reform money from the federal government.
UNDATED – Ninth-ranked Michigan State is finally getting its chance for some measure of revenge against North Carolina.
After a pair of lopsided losses to the Tar Heels last season - including in the national championship game - the Spartans travel to face 10th-ranked North Carolina on Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
LANSING, MI – Governor Granholm says she hopes the Legislature will act this month to avert a new round of cuts to K-12 schools. She says stabilizing school funding should be a part of education reform efforts.
LANSING, MI – Democrats in the state Legislature and Governor Granholm's insurance advocate will call Monday for measures that they say will bring down the cost of auto coverage. The insurance industry has also released a plan for controlling premiums.