The Detroit Tigers put a fitting end to a historic collapse by committing every blunder imaginable in a 6-5 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday that cost them their first division title since 1987.
The Tigers held a seven-game lead on the Twins on Sept. 6, but limped to an 11-16 finish that made them the first team since 1901 to miss out on the playoffs after holding a three-game lead with four to play.
LANSING, MI – A huge crowd gathered on the state Capitol lawn Wednesday to call on state regulators to approve permits for new coal-fired power plants.
Most of the men wore hardhats and work boots. They say new power plants would create new construction jobs.
The state will have lost an estimated one-million jobs by the end of next year. House Speaker Andy Dillon says part of that job loss comes from Governor Granholm blocking construction of more coal plants.
LANSING, MI – The state House was locked from the inside Tuesday night as lawmakers debated tax hikes proposed by Democrats. Lawmakers passed a 3% tax on physicians, intended to backfill cuts to Medicaid.
LANSING (MI) – House and Senate leaders at the state Capitol say they are close to a deal on a K-12 schools budget. Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop says the Senate will either adopt a budget on Wednesday, or approve a temporary spending plan that will allow schools to receive federal funds and state aid payments. There has been no schools budget since the state's new fiscal year began six days ago.
LANSING, MI – Governor Granholm is lobbying lawmakers to approve new revenue to backfill big budget cuts in bills sent to her last week by the Legislature. The governor says she will veto many parts of those budgets if lawmakers don't approve more revenue.
LANSING, MI – At the state Capitol, House and Senate leaders say they're close to a deal on K-12 schools spending. The state's been operating without a K-12 budget since the new fiscal year began on Thursday. That's put federal school funds and state aid payments at risk.
The House and the Senate have split on how much money the state will cut from K-12 schools this year. Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop says funding for schools has been delayed for too long.