LANSING, MI – Governor Granholm is expected to sign the K-12 school budget Monday or Tuesday. That will allow the quarterly school aid payments to go out on time, but the debate over school funding is far from over.
Michigan has has been without a school budget since the state's new fiscal year started October first. That's already delayed payments of federal funds for special education and school lunches.
DETROIT – Autopsies are expected after three half-marathoners died during the Detroit marathon.
Officials say 36-year-old Daniel Langdon of Laingsburg collapsed at about 9:02 a.m. Sunday between the 11- and 12-mile markers and 65-year-old Rick Brown of Marietta, Ohio collapsed at 9:17 a.m., near where Langdon went down.
Officials say 26-year-old Jon Fenlon of Waterford collapsed at about 9:18 a.m., just after finishing the 13.1-mile half-marathon in 1:53:37.
GREEN BAY, WI – Aaron Rodgers got knocked around again but still managed to have a big day against the Detroit Lions' defense, throwing for 358 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in the Green Bay Packers' 26-0 victory Sunday.
Donald Driver became the franchise's career receptions leader with a first-quarter catch and rookie outside linebacker Clay Matthews III had two sacks as the Packers (3-2) turned in a dominant defensive effort against an undermanned Lions offense.
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – More than 13,000 people are homeless across five counties in western Michigan, an increase of more than 10 percent over the year before.
The Grand Rapids Press, Kalamazoo Gazette and Muskegon Chronicle report that many homeless in the area work steady jobs and are without homes for the first time. Kimberlee Reinking with the Housing Resource Center of Allegan County says the center is seeing people who have never had to deal with homelessness before.
LANSING, MI – Michigan's banquet hall owners may soon be allowed to host bring-your-own-booze parties and fundraisers without having to register as a not-for-profit organization.
A state House committee approved a bill that would make it easier for private banquet hall owners to host B-Y-O-B events - or cabarets. Lewis Vincent - a private hall owner in Detroit - testified before the committee.