michigan http://wemu.org en Michigan Improperly Spent $160 Million On Medicaid http://wemu.org/post/michigan-improperly-spent-160-million-medicaid <div>State auditors say Michigan improperly spent $160 million over three years caring for Medicaid recipients needing in-home services.&nbsp;</div><div> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 14:45:15 +0000 Associated Press 47446 at http://wemu.org Michigan Improperly Spent $160 Million On Medicaid Local Governments May Get Smaller Boost Than Hoped http://wemu.org/post/local-governments-may-get-smaller-boost-hoped <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Local governments in Michigan may get a smaller increase in state revenue sharing than hoped.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Gov. Rick Snyder proposed a 15 percent increase in statutory shared revenue. But House Republicans say a budget agreement includes a 5.5 percent boost in statutory revenue sharing for cities, townships and villages — not including $8 million for financially distressed local governments.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Municipalities also are expected to get 3 percent more next year in revenue-sharing payments guaranteed under Michigan's constitution. A House-Senate committee plans to approve the budget plan Monday.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Snyder administration said last week revenue sharing would stay "pretty close" to what Snyder proposed. But it's looking like that may not be the case after revenue estimates were revised downward recently.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Snyder's plan to significantly boost payments to counties is intact.</p><p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 13:49:47 +0000 Associated Press 47027 at http://wemu.org Dearborn Honoring 7 Veterans Never Buried http://wemu.org/post/dearborn-honoring-7-veterans-never-buried <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A Detroit suburb is honoring seven veterans on Memorial Day whose cremated remains have been in Michigan funeral homes for years.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Dearborn Allied War Veterans Council conducted a funeral procession Monday morning before the city's 90th annual Memorial Day parade.</p> Mon, 26 May 2014 15:06:45 +0000 Associated Press 46409 at http://wemu.org University Of Michigan Again Receives Record Number Of Applications http://wemu.org/post/university-michigan-again-receives-record-number-applications <div>Once again a record number of students applied to the University of Michigan. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's the 8th consecutive year U of M's admissions office has set a record for applications received.</span></div><p> Thu, 22 May 2014 20:25:41 +0000 Andrew Cluley 46267 at http://wemu.org University Of Michigan Again Receives Record Number Of Applications Agency: Michigan To Get $422 Million Less Than Expected http://wemu.org/post/agency-michigan-get-422-million-less-expected <div>Economists are projecting that the state of Michigan will collect about $873 million less in revenue this budget year and next than was projected earlier in the year. &nbsp;</div><div> Wed, 14 May 2014 06:18:39 +0000 Associated Press 45805 at http://wemu.org Agency: Michigan To Get $422 Million Less Than Expected Enough Singatures Collected To Put Minimum Wage Proposal On Ballot http://wemu.org/post/enough-singatures-collected-put-minimum-wage-proposal-ballot <p>A campaign to raise the minimum wage in Michigan has collected enough signatures for a ballot drive being threatened by Republican legislation.</p><p> Tue, 13 May 2014 17:18:26 +0000 Associated Press 45775 at http://wemu.org Enough Singatures Collected To Put Minimum Wage Proposal On Ballot Discrimination Suit Filed Against University Of Michigan Regents http://wemu.org/post/discrimination-suit-filed-against-university-michigan-regents <p></p><div>A 20-year-old Detroit area man is suing University of Michigan's Board of Regents after he was charged out-of-state tuition at the school's Dearborn campus.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hussein Berry filed the class-action discrimination lawsuit Wednesday in federal court in Detroit.&nbsp;</span></div><div> Thu, 08 May 2014 08:44:37 +0000 Associated Press 45532 at http://wemu.org Discrimination Suit Filed Against University Of Michigan Regents Arson Awareness Week Runs Through Saturday http://wemu.org/post/arson-awareness-week-runs-through-saturday <div>This is Arson Awareness Week in Michigan.&nbsp;</div><div>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Rick Snyder says he wants to focus public attention on vehicle arson and the importance of preventing such behavior through a collaborative statewide effort.</span></div><div> Wed, 07 May 2014 09:14:52 +0000 Associated Press 45487 at http://wemu.org Arson Awareness Week Runs Through Saturday Michigan Residents Among Those Arrested At Cockfight In Northwest Ohio http://wemu.org/post/michigan-residents-among-those-arrested-cockfight-northwest-ohio <div>Authorities in northwest Ohio say they've broken up a cockfighting ring.&nbsp;</div><div> Mon, 05 May 2014 13:01:41 +0000 Associated Press 45370 at http://wemu.org Michigan Residents Among Those Arrested At Cockfight In Northwest Ohio Interstates Closed Near Ohio-Michigan State Line Because Of Suspicious Item http://wemu.org/post/interstates-closed-near-ohio-michigan-state-line-because-suspicious-item <div>Authorities in Toledo have shut down two interstate highways near the Ohio-Michigan state line after finding a suspicious item along the roadway.&nbsp;</div><div> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:40:52 +0000 Associated Press 44684 at http://wemu.org Interstates Closed Near Ohio-Michigan State Line Because Of Suspicious Item Dry Weather Helps Michigan Floodwaters Recede http://wemu.org/post/dry-weather-helps-michigan-floodwaters-recede <div>EVART, Mich. (AP) - Floodwaters are receding along rivers in Michigan's central and western Lower Peninsula, a trend that should continue with mostly dry weather in the forecast for the next several days.</div><div> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:10:35 +0000 Associated Press 44526 at http://wemu.org Dry Weather Helps Michigan Floodwaters Recede Ann Arbor-Saline Road Project To begin April 21st http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-saline-road-project-begin-april-21st <p>Stage 1 of the Ann Arbor-Saline Road improvement project will get underway two weeks from today. The Washtenaw County Road Commission will complete the project in three phases. In the first phase, the southbound lanes of Ann Arbor-Saline Road will be closed between Eisenhower Parkway and the I-94 exit ramp. &nbsp;The detours for this phase of the project will be as such:&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:43:12 +0000 David Fair 44007 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor-Saline Road Project To begin April 21st Potential Environmental Impact Of Proposed Sand Mine Near Chelsea http://wemu.org/post/potential-environmental-impact-proposed-sand-mine-near-chelsea <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">A Ready-Mix concrete company,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mccoigmaterials.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">McCoig Materials</a>, is&nbsp;looking to open up a mine on a site north of Chelsea, between the Waterloo and Pinckney Recreation areas. The area has numerous bodies of water and natural areas that could be impacted by the move. McCoig wants to operate the mine for 22 to 30 years and remove 11 million tons of sand and gravel.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">This week on 89.1 WEMU's Issues of the Environment,&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">Dr. Lynn Walter, Professor </span>Emerita<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;"> of Geology at the University of Michigan, will discuss the environmental impacts of sand mining and the controversial operation proposed for Lyndon and </span>Scio<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;"> Townships.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/142704739&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></span></p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:41:49 +0000 Patrik Holubik & Patrick Campion 43791 at http://wemu.org Drunken Driver Arrested After Police Station Stop http://wemu.org/post/drunken-driver-arrested-after-police-station-stop <div>PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say an intoxicated man was arrested after driving to a police station in Michigan as part of an effort to find a bathroom.</div><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:44:05 +0000 Associated Press 43664 at http://wemu.org Drunken Driver Arrested After Police Station Stop US Rep. Rogers Of Michigan Won't Seek Re-Election http://wemu.org/post/us-rep-rogers-michigan-wont-seek-re-election <div>DETROIT (AP) — Seven-term Republican Congressman Mike Rogers of Michigan says he won't seek re-election.</div><div> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:00:12 +0000 Associated Press 43553 at http://wemu.org US Rep. Rogers Of Michigan Won't Seek Re-Election U-M Health System Helping with Health Care Enrollment http://wemu.org/post/u-m-health-system-helping-health-care-enrollment <p>The University of Michigan Health System is helping cut through confusion surrounding the upcoming Affordable Care Act deadline.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Americans have until March 31 to enroll in a private health insurance plan or pay a penalty and be forced to wait until the next open enrollment period. That wont come until November.&nbsp;<span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(119, 119, 119); font-size: 12px; line-height: 16px;">UMHS spokesperson Kara Gavin says enrollment in Michigan's own expanded Medicaid program does not begin until April 1.</span></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 23:46:40 +0000 Taylor Pinson 43463 at http://wemu.org U-M Health System Helping with Health Care Enrollment U-M Student Government Rejects Israel Boycott Proposal http://wemu.org/post/u-m-student-government-rejects-israel-boycott-proposal <div>The University of Michigan Student&nbsp;Government has rejected a proposal calling for a proposed anti-Israel boycott.&nbsp;</div><div> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:58:03 +0000 Associated Press 43410 at http://wemu.org U-M Student Government Rejects Israel Boycott Proposal Blog: Arguments To Convince 6th Circuit Appeals Court to Lift The Stay On Same-Sex Marriages http://wemu.org/post/blog-arguments-convince-6th-circuit-appeals-court-lift-stay-same-sex-marriages <div><strong>UPDATE 4:52 PM&nbsp;</strong>Rick Pluta is reporting that no decision was reached in today's hearing. &nbsp;The trial is likely to go to the Supreme Court which is not likely to decide another same-sex marriage case before its next session. Attorneys seeking to overturn Michigan’s ban say holding up recognition of same-sex marriages hurts families with children.&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:14:04 +0000 Patrik Holubik & Rick Pluta 43366 at http://wemu.org 'Yooper' Getting Recognition As Dictionary Entry http://wemu.org/post/yooper-getting-recognition-dictionary-entry <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; line-height: normal;">ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) -- The term "yooper" is getting recognition in the dictionary.</span></p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:18:04 +0000 Associated Press 43359 at http://wemu.org 'Yooper' Getting Recognition As Dictionary Entry State Rep. Jeff Irwin Wants Appeals of Same Sex Marriage Ruling Dropped http://wemu.org/post/state-rep-jeff-irwin-wants-appeals-same-sex-marriage-ruling-dropped <p>Michigan&nbsp;<a href="http://www.voteirwin.com/home.html">State Representative Jeff Irwin</a> thinks <a href="https://www.billschuette.com/">Attorney General Bill Schuette</a> is wasting tax payer dollars trying to defend the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.</p><p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:28:59 +0000 Andrew Cluley 43305 at http://wemu.org State Rep. Jeff Irwin Wants Appeals of Same Sex Marriage Ruling Dropped Michigan Preparing for Rollout of Medicaid Expansion http://wemu.org/post/michigan-preparing-rollout-medicaid-expansion <div>LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder says April 1 is when hundreds of thousands of low-income adults can begin enrolling for health insurance under Michigan's expansion of Medicaid. &nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Republican governor says he's comfortable with the launch date after his administration tested computer systems and developed a plan to get the word out to the public. Coverage will be retroactive to the first day of the month in which people apply.</span></div><div> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:42:23 +0000 Associated Press 43120 at http://wemu.org Michigan Preparing for Rollout of Medicaid Expansion GM recalls 1.18 million SUVs for air bag problem http://wemu.org/post/gm-recalls-118-million-suvs-air-bag-problem <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>DETROIT (AP) - General Motors is recalling nearly 1.2 million SUVs for defective side air bags.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:02:10 +0000 Associated Press 42953 at http://wemu.org GM recalls 1.18 million SUVs for air bag problem State Senate Approves Larger Loan Repayments for Doctors http://wemu.org/post/state-senate-approves-larger-loan-repayments-doctors <div>Michigan lawmakers are working to draw more medical providers to low-resource areas by raising caps for a loan repayment program for health professionals in those areas. &nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 06:04:01 +0000 Associated Press 42693 at http://wemu.org State Senate Approves Larger Loan Repayments for Doctors Congressman John D. Dingell Addresses Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber http://wemu.org/post/congressman-john-d-dingell-addresses-ann-arborypsilanti-regional-chamber <div>Retiring Congressman John Dingell headlined today's Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber lunch meeting.</div><p></p><div>Dingell says organizations like chambers of commerce are an important part of the community, offering the chance for people to speak with elected officials and make sure government is running as it should.</div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dingell</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has announced he won't seek re-election when his current term is up. &nbsp;His wife, Debbie, is running to replace him in the </span>12th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Congressional district, as is </span>Ypsilanti<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> resident Terry Bowman who's running as a Republican.</span></p><div> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:12:49 +0000 Bob Eccles 42584 at http://wemu.org Congressman John D. Dingell Addresses Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber Ann Arbor Staffing Agency says Hiring Reflects Decline in State Unemployment http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-staffing-agency-says-hiring-reflects-decline-state-unemployment <p>The state says Michigan's unemployment rate is the lowest it's been since May of 2008, and the Ann Arbor office of Manpower, Incorporated says that certainly appears to be the case locally.</p><p>Ann Arbor Manpower President Susan Carlson says they're businesses are definitely hiring.<br />&nbsp;<br />She says her office sees the most requests for hiring in the manufacturing sector, but areas such as information technology, health care and customer service are also looking for employees.</p><p></p> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 00:41:16 +0000 Bob Eccles 42503 at http://wemu.org