A Michigan State University survey suggests voters may be ready to relax term limits for legislators. The survey of 1,036 Michigan residents over 18 was conducted by the MSU Institute for Public Policy and Social Research.
The survey found that most Michigan residents don't know the details of the state's term limits amendment. It limits House members to six years in office and senators to eight years.
LANSING, MI – A new poll on Lansing's Mayor's race puts Incumbent Mayor Virg Bernero in a considerable lead over his challenger, Carol Wood.
The poll was commissioned by political consultant Bill Ballenger for his news letter Inside Michigan Politics. It puts the race in Bernero's favor at 58 to 42 points. Ballenger says Wood hasn't lost the race yet.
MEMPHIS, TN – Richard Hamilton scored 25 points, Ben Gordon added 22, and the Detroit Pistons ran away from the Memphis Grizzlies 96-74 on Wednesday night in the season opener for both teams.
The two guards were a combined 17 of 31 from the floor, and that was after Hamilton started the game missing five of his first six shots.
Hamilton left the game after spraining his right ankle on a shot with just under 5 minutes to play. He hit one of the two ensuing free throws, then went straight to the dressing room on the next dead ball.
Lansing, MI – A new bill has been introduced in the state House that would restore the money recently cut from the state's 39 wealthiest school districts. That money was vetoed by Governor Granholm last week.
The Senate Appropriations Committee called for the House to overturn the governor's veto, but it would take a two-thirds majority in both the House and Senate to override Granholm's veto.
Lansing, MI – The state Senate Health Policy Committee opened hearings Wednesday on a package that regulates stem cell research at universities and publicly funded clinics. That research is allowed by an amendment to the state constitution that was approved last year by Michigan voters.
Supporters of the package say it will ensure that stem cell research is not used unethically or to try to pursue some type of human cloning.