In Michigan
5:10 pm
Mon November 2, 2009

Granholm resumes campaign against Senate GOP

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.

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In Michigan
4:40 pm
Mon November 2, 2009

Report: Stimulus saving Michigan schools jobs

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.

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In Michigan
4:15 pm
Mon November 2, 2009

Lansing insiders launch primer on state government for candidates

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.

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In Michigan
3:36 pm
Mon November 2, 2009

Education Committee to hear about federal stimulus requirements

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.

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In Michigan
1:01 pm
Mon November 2, 2009

Perles pledges run for Mich. governor

DETROIT, MI – Former Michigan State University football coach George Perles says he intends to begin his campaign for governor after New Year's Day.

The third winningest coach in Spartan history (68-67-4) tells The Detroit News he would bring "a football atmosphere" to Michigan's state Capitol.

The 75-year-old Democrat and Detroit native said he has enough experience to do the job. He's been a member of MSU's Board of Trustees since 2006.

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WKAR Features
7:52 am
Mon November 2, 2009

State budget affects City of Lansing budget

Lansing City Hall.
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LANSING, MI – WKAR's City Hall reporter talks with Morning Edition host Melissa Ingells about the cutbacks in state shared revenue and how those cutbacks affect the City of Lansing's budget.

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In Michigan
7:30 am
Mon November 2, 2009

Detroit seeks political stability with election

DETROIT – The look of the Detroit City Council could change drastically when voters go to the polls in the city's fourth election in just over eight months.

Mayor Dave Bing is expected to easily win re-election in Tuesday's nonpartisan race, but five incumbents are being challenged by 13 newcomers for the nine open seats on the council.

The board has been the subject of a federal corruption probe that nabbed Councilwoman Monica Conyers for taking money for her vote on a waste hauling deal.

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In Michigan
7:26 am
Mon November 2, 2009

Michigan lottery ticket sales up despite economy

LANSING, MI – Officials say the Michigan Lottery is thriving despite the economic recession.

According to unofficial figures cited by the Detroit Free Press, the state lottery saw a 2 percent increase in ticket sales from Oct. 1, 2008, through Sept. 30, with $2.3 billion in total sales.

Lottery spokeswoman Andrea Brancato says hefty jackpots played a role in the rise in ticket sales, including large jackpots for the multistate Mega Millions game.

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Sports
6:56 am
Mon November 2, 2009

Wings and Pistons off today

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.

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Sports
6:47 am
Mon November 2, 2009

Rams beat Lions 17-10 in battle of bad teams

DETROIT – Steven Jackson's 25-yard touchdown run with 1:38 left lifted the St. Louis Rams to a 17-10 win over the Detroit Lions, snapping their 17-game losing streak.

The Rams (1-7) avoided matching their worst start in franchise history. They also ended talk about joining Detroit (1-6) as the only teams in NFL history to have an 0-16 season.

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