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Taxpayers must pay the freight for over-budget train projects
Topic - Sara Wurfel
Benton Harbor's emergency manager announced the city's financial emergency has been resolved in a letter to Gov. Rick Snyder.
National and local foundations have committed more than $330 million toward the pensions for Detroit's public workers in an effort to stave off the sale of city owned-pieces as part of a historic bankruptcy, mediators said Monday.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says he's heartened by foundations' financial commitment to Detroit's pensions to avoid the sale of city-owned art but isn't saying whether the state might contribute money, too.
Gov. Rick Snyder plans to direct doctors in Michigan to begin monitoring the body weight of their young patients and provide the data to a state registry in one of the most extensive government efforts to address the growing problem of pediatric obesity, the Associated Press has learned.
A blizzard slammed the Great Lakes region this week, with blankets of snow and sheets of freezing rain closing roads and taking out power lines. Hundreds of thousands were left without electricity, heat and water (read: no toilets). With no utilities and temperatures in the single digits, my family's lakehouse in south-central Michigan felt like a log cabin in "Little House on the Prairie," with the little house being dropped into the frozen tundra of Sarah Palin's Alaska. This torrent, however, was nothing compared to the storm of controversy surrounding new Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's new budget.
Snyder spokeswoman Sara Wurfel says the governor will review the letter this weekend and expects to act soon.
spokeswoman Sara Wurfel said Thursday that any money left in the NERD fund is being used for bills or has been put into escrow to cover Orr's future expenses.