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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.