East Lansing, MI – Welcome sports fans to another edition of Predictions of Earle. The sports talk AM 870 host breaks down the match up with Illinois as well as his picks for the Who is the Man contest
LANSING, MI – Governor Granholm has ordered the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Environmental Quality be merged into one department by January. The new name will be the Department of Natural Resources and Environment. There will be one director to oversee all DNRE programs. The chair of the House committee for natural resources says they will begin hashing out details of the department next week.
East Lansing, MI – WKAR sports talk producer and co-host Rob Bennett previews the Michigan State hockey team for the upcoming year.
As the new season for the green and white skaters opens this Friday night against Clarkston, Sports Talk producer Rob Bennett who has been covering Michigan State hockey for the past 6 years looks at what fans can expect from this young team.
Lansing, MI – New revenue proposals from Democratic lawmakers in Lansing are having trouble gaining momentum.
Republican Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop says because the Senate was able to pass a balanced budget with no new revenue, he does not think his fellow Republicans will vote for new taxes now. The Senate is sitting on a tax on physicians' earnings passed by the House.
LANSING, MI – The Michigan Department of Agriculture is permanently closing all of its regional offices statewide to save money.
Agriculture Director Don Koivisto said Wednesday in a release that a district office in Marquette and regional offices in Detroit, Escanaba, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Saginaw, St. Joseph and Traverse City will be closed to save $600,000 annually.
DETROIT – Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm says she wants the emergency financial manager of Detroit's schools to stay on for a second year to continue efforts to improve the struggling district.
Granholm told reporters Wednesday after a Midwestern Governors Association event that Robert Bobb is "doing a very tough but very important job" for the district, which faces a $259 million budget deficit.
Bobb said this week he wouldn't commit to staying on beyond his contract but has been in talks with Granholm's office.