LANSING, MI – Workers at General Motors' Lansing Grand River facility will get an extended Thanksgiving break. The automaker has announced that the plant will be idle next week to allow a drop in demand to chip away at dealer inventories. Workers will return Monday, December 7. Mike Green is the President of United Auto Workers local 652 which represents close to a thousand hourly employees at the facility. He says historically, car sales fluctuate with the seasons.
LANSING, MI – There's a fight brewing at the state Capitol over the future of the new tax break that goes to working poor families. Both Governor Granholm and state Senate Republicans are eyeing the Earned Income Tax Credit as a source of revenue to restore some budget cuts.
East Lansing, MI – EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Daryll Clark passed for 310 yards and four touchdowns as Penn State (No. 14 BCS, No. 13 AP) wrapped up its regular season with a 42-14 victory at Michigan State on Saturday.
Penn State (10-2, 6-2 Big Ten) now must wait to learn of its postseason destination. The Nittany Lions have a shot at getting a BCS berth. The conference's automatic bid goes to Ohio State.
LANSING, MI – Lansing city councilmember-elect Tina Houghton has paid at least part of her back taxes owed to the city. The payment represents a little more than half for the $3,300 she needs to repay before taking office.
Ingham County records show that earlier this week Houghton paid her $1,700 2008 taxes. She still owes the city $1,400 for this year's summer taxes. Winter tax bills will be mailed December 1st.