LANSING, MI – Governor Granholm resumes her campaign Monday to convince the public and the Legislature to raise revenue for schools and other services that she says are too crucial to cut. She has stops scheduled in Traverse City and Saginaw.
LANSING, MI – A federal report suggests six of every 10 jobs saved or created by the federal stimulus package in Michigan is tied to education.
The report Monday from the U.S. Department of Education says more than 13,600 Michigan jobs affected by the Recovery Act are in education. Last week the federal government said that about 22,500 jobs in the state had been supported by the stimulus package overall.
The recently released education job numbers were revised downward from an initial report of more than 14,000 last month.
LANSING, MI – A bipartisan group of Lansing insiders has launched an online effort directed at whoever is elected governor next year. The Next Michigan Governor Project is made up of retired political advisors, ex-cabinet officials, lobbyists, and a university president.
LANSING, MI – State lawmakers must approve education-system reforms before the end of the year to be eligible for federal school-improvement dollars. The state House Education Committee will take testimony this week from a group that will tell the legislators what the state needs to do to qualify for the money.
DETROIT – UNDATED (AP) - It's an off day for the Detroit Red Wings and the Pistons. The Red Wings play at home tomorrow night against the Boston Bruins, while the Pistons will be hosting the Orlando Magic.