LANSING, MI – Governor Granholm says the Legislature still has a lot of work to do as she readies her pen to veto parts of budgets sent to her last week.
Governor Granholm says she will meticulously review budgets before making her decisions on what to sign and what to veto. But she says there's a lot that she finds unacceptable. This is from her radio address that aired over the weekend.
CHICAGO – Jay Cutler threw two touchdown passes and ran for another, and the Chicago Bears pulled away in the second half to beat the Detroit Lions 48-24 on Sunday after they snapped their 19-game losing streak last week.
Matt Forte ran for 121 yards, rookie Johnny Knox returned a kickoff 102 yards and the Bears headed into their bye with their third straight win.
DETROIT – The Detroit Free Press reports that census takers have a harder time accurately counting residents in Detroit than in other large cities.
Two recent estimates of the city's population showed a 17.3 percent difference.
While all cities show some variance in the two estimates, no other city in the top 25 in the United States showed a comparable difference. Most large cities showed differences between the estimates of less than 3 percent.
East Lansing, MI – For the first time in 42 years the Michigan State football program has defeated Michigan in two consecutive seasons after Saturdays 26-20 overtime victory. Spartan head coach; Mark Dantonio discusses the keys to the victory as well as what the win does for this program and its young players for the future.
Michigan State improves to 2-3 overall on the season and 1-1 in the Big Ten. Michigan falls from the unbeaten to 4-1 on the year and 1-1 in Big Ten Play.
LANSING, MI – The state Legislature gave itself one more month to finalize a budget deal. And much of the discussion in October is expected to hinge on the K-12 budget - the only budget the House and Senate did not approve.
Governor Granholm says she will pick and choose which budgets to veto. And she says lawmakers must start evaluating new revenue options to fund programs vital to the state.