Governor Rick Snyder and legislative leaders are talking about a possible replacement to the emergency manager law that was rejected by voters nearly a month ago. The governor says he’d like to see it done before the Legislature wraps up its “lame duck” session.
The Legislature is wrapping up the first week of its “lame duck” session with lots of things to do – but everyone is wondering if Republicans intend to put “right-to-work” legislation on their end-of-the-year to-do list.
As a young boy growing up in the Netherlands, Troy Hale once released a balloon with his name and address attached in hopes that someone, somewhere would find it. No one ever did. Now, decades later, he’s trying something like that again.
Hale is now a media specialist at Michigan State University. On Thursday, he'll launch a homemade helium balloon outfitted with several digital cameras from a weather station in Pontiac. He hopes to send it to 100,000 feet to document the experience of going into space.
Governor Rick Snyder and Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley want the Legislature to enact a major tax overhaul before its current session ends in two or three weeks. It would phase out Michigan’s tax on business and industrial equipment.
The re-election of President Barack Obama on November 6 was the finale of the most expensive election in American history. It also ended months of thousands of political campaign ads aired across the country.
Twelve years after a tragic East Lansing crime went unpunished, Michigan elected officials want to reform a key law. Before the end of the year, Governor Rick Snyder is expected to sign “Brandon D’Annunzio’s Law.” The 24 year old was attacked in downtown East Lansing in 2000 and later died of his injuries. WKAR’s Mark Bashore spoke with the young man’s mother about her efforts to get the measure passed.
The Board of State Canvassers on Monday has officially adopted the vote totals for the November elections, including the presidential race. The official count is almost 2.6 million votes for President Obama; 2.1 million for Mitt Romney.
Only two builders in the state are certified to build highly energy-efficient “passive” homes. One is based in Lansing. WKAR’s Mark Bashore joined Michael Klinger at the site of his latest “deep green” creation.