In Michigan
5:14 pm
Thu October 1, 2009

Granholm: Vetoes coming, wants new taxes

LANSING, MI – The budget debate at the state Capitol is not over. Governor Granholm says she will veto major portions of the budget bills sent to her Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Granholm says she wants the Legislature to reverse cuts to Medicaid, and the Michigan Promise college scholarship. But she cannot order the Legislature to put money in the budget.

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop.

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Sports
3:46 pm
Thu October 1, 2009

Predictions of Earle episode 4

Sports Talk AM 870 host Earle Robinson

East Lansing, MI – Sports Talk AM 870 host Earle Robinson predicts the big match up between Michigan and Michigan State. Earle breaks down the match up between the 1-3 Spartans and the 4-0 Wolverines plus Who is the Man continues

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In Michigan
3:23 pm
Thu October 1, 2009

Bill would force earlier Michigan budget deadline

LANSING, MI – A bipartisan group of first-term House lawmakers is sponsoring a constitutional amendment that would require the state to have a budget in place by July 1.

The group said Thursday the state's second government shutdown since 2007 prompted the move. The proposal calls for lawmakers to forfeit their pay for each day budget bills aren't presented to the governor after the summer deadline.

July 1 is the start of the fiscal year for most states. Michigan and Alabama are the only two that start on Oct. 1.

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In Michigan
3:18 pm
Thu October 1, 2009

State government shuts down for two hours

LANSING, MI – State government shut down at midnight for two hours. The Legislature failed to pass a complete budget deal, but approved a bill that would continue funding for one month.

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Top Stories
3:18 pm
Thu October 1, 2009

BUDGET UPDATE (3:18pm) : Granholm plans budget vetoes

LANSING, MI – Governor Granholm says the budget sent to her by the Legislature is not acceptable, and she will be making vetoes. She says the Legislature must go back to work on "the right budget."

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WKAR Features
2:41 pm
Thu October 1, 2009

Frank Kelley partners with MSU College of Law

Known as the \"Eternal General,\" Frank Kelley served as Michigan's Attorney General from 1961 to 1998.
WKAR Photo

Lansing, MI – Former Michigan Attorney General Frank Kelley is lending his name and expertise to a new program at the Michigan State University College of Law. The Frank J. Kelley Institute of Ethics will bring specialists in legal ethics from around the country to lecture and teach.

Known as "The Eternal General", Kelley served as Attorney General from 1961 until 1998. When he left office, he established his own law firm in downtown Lansing.

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In Michigan
7:02 am
Thu October 1, 2009

Mich. art competition down to 10 finalists

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – It's the midway point of a big, new art competition in Grand Rapids and organizers have narrowed down the 10 finalists for the $250,000 top prize.

ArtPrize officials are to announce the finalists Thursday evening.

About 1,260 artists are displaying their works at indoor and outdoor venues throughout the city's downtown. The 18-day event opened Sept. 23 and runs through Oct. 10.

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Sports
5:45 am
Thu October 1, 2009

Red Wings rout Farjestad in final pre-season game

KARLSTAD, SWEDEN – Henrik Zetterberg had a goal and an assist to lift the Detroit Red Wings to a 6-2 rout of Swedish club Farjestad on Wednesday in their last pre-season game.

Detroit will open the NHL regular season in Stockholm with a two-game series against the St. Louis Blues on Friday and Saturday.

Zetterberg, a Swedish native who sat out the first eight pre-season games in North America because of a sore groin, received the biggest ovation before the game from the record crowd of 8,398.

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Sports
5:43 am
Thu October 1, 2009

Bonine, Ordonez help Tigers beat Twins 7-2

DETROIT – Magglio Ordonez hit a three-run double and the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 7-2 on Wednesday night to move closer to the AL Central title.

Eddie Bonine pitched five effective innings after getting off to a rough start for Detroit, which can clinch its first division title since 1987 by beating Minnesota again in Thursday afternoon's series finale.

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Sports
8:24 pm
Wed September 30, 2009

Michigan State hockey coach Rick Comley ready for upcoming season

East Lansing, MI – As the puck is ready to drop on a new hockey season in just a few days, Michigan State coach Rick Comley looks back on last year and previews the upcoming season. After one of the worst seasons for the Michigan State hockey program both on and off the ice last year, Coach Comley belives a much more successful season is ahead with key players returning from a very young team last year and a large freshmen class that will bring size, toughness and skill at every position.

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