Members of faith-based groups in Michigan could soon be allowed to share the costs of their medical bills as an alternative to buying health insurance. The state House is expected to vote this week on the measure.
There was another day of hearings Thursday on Governor Rick Snyder’s proposed overhaul of Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Michigan. For-profit companies say any insurance reforms should make it easier for them to compete with Blue Cross.
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero calls it his "most serious and important endeavor." He’s referring to last week's appointment of 15 prominent business and civic leaders to tackle the city's chronic budget deficits.
In Lansing, a panel of prominent business and civic leaders is diving into an initiative with far-ranging implications. Last week, Mayor Virg Bernero announced the formation of a ‘Financial Health Team’ to study how the city might--over time--move beyond chronic budget deficits. Bernero called it his “most serious and important endeavor.” The team--headed by former Mayor Dave Hollister--will explore whether the time has come for a new model of municipal finance.
Business leaders from more than 20 Michigan companies are traveling to China this week on a trade mission. The six-city tour is one of the largest overseas events Michigan economic development officials have ever sponsored. It’s an opportunity to match Michigan farmers, automakers, engineers and manufacturers with potential customers in China.
The Lansing Symphony Orchestra is beginning its 2012-2013 season with a celebration of pianist Ralph Votapek. WKAR's Melissa Benmark spoke with LSO music director and conductor Timothy Muffitt about the program.
Renowned pianist Ralph Votapek is in his rehearsal space in the Michigan State University Music Practice Building, working on Beethoven’s Piano Concerto #4. It’s one of the pieces that helped him win the gold medal in the first Van Cliburn international piano competition in 1962.