In Michigan
6:08 pm
Mon October 5, 2009

Lansing focuses on revenue discussion

LANSING, MI – Governor Granholm is getting ready to veto some parts of budgets passed by the Legislature. State lawmakers are discussing new revenue options. The Democratic-controlled House could start voting on new taxes and fees to help balance the budget as early as Tuesday.

House Majority Floor Leader Kathy Angerer.

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In Michigan
5:16 pm
Mon October 5, 2009

Supreme Court to take up credit scoring controversy

LANSING, MI – The state Supreme Court opens its new session Tuesday with a hearing on whether insurance companies can use their customers' credit scores to help set their rates.

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In Michigan
4:42 pm
Mon October 5, 2009

Federal funds to MI schools halted because of budget impasse

LANSING, MI – The state Department of Education says it cannot distribute millions of dollars in federal funds to local schools because Michigan does not have a K-12 schools budget.

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In Michigan
7:16 am
Mon October 5, 2009

Governor says Legislature still has long way to go

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.

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In Michigan
7:01 am
Mon October 5, 2009

Judge will size up new Detroit police monitor

DETROIT – A judge overseeing reforms at the Detroit Police Department is holding a hearing on the appointment of a new monitor to keep track of the city's progress.

Detroit and the U.S. Justice Department recently settled on Robert Warshaw for the job. He's supposed to attend a hearing Monday in front of U.S. District Judge Julian Abele Cook Jr.

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Sports
5:33 am
Mon October 5, 2009

Cutler leads Bears over Lions 48-24

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.

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Sports
5:31 am
Mon October 5, 2009

Tigers extend season with 5-3 win over White Sox

DETROIT – Justin Verlander and Ryan Raburn gave the Detroit Tigers at least one more game.

Raburn hit two homers and Magglio Ordonez had a solo shot to lead slumping Detroit over the Chicago White Sox 5-3 Sunday, assuring the Tigers of at least a tiebreaker for the AL Central title.

The Tigers and Twins began the day tied for the division lead. The Twins won at home against Kansas City.

The Twins will host a one-game playoff Tuesday.

Detroit won for only the third time in eight games.

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In Michigan
5:27 am
Mon October 5, 2009

Census: Detroit population difficult to estimate

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.

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Sports
8:21 pm
Sat October 3, 2009

Michigan State defeats Michigan in overtime thriller

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.

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