Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor public school officials say they have good and bad news for next school year's budget. Interim Superintendent Robert Allen briefed the school board on the budget proposal Wednesday night. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – Members of the Ann Arbor city council and Downtown Development Authority's mutually beneficial committee think they've come up with language to complete a new parking contract. The committee met Wednesday to finalize language for the city to backstop the DDA if its fund balance drops too low. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's Northside elementary school is closed today after the building was struck by lightning last night. The strike caused significant damage to the school's chimney. The school is closed so the chimney can be removed today. Classes at Northside are expected to resume tomorrow.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council and the Downtown Development Authority are still working on final language for a new parking contract, but at least one city council member wants to cut the DDA out of the parking business. City council met briefly Monday night but took no action before adjourning the meeting until May 31st to finish the 2012 fiscal year budget. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – The state budget agreement reached between Governor Snyder and Republican leaders of the state house and senate is not sitting well with one local legislator. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ypsilanti, MI – Local state lawmakers are weighing in on legislation that would privatize most government functions, including K-12 schools, colleges, and universities. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ypsilanti, MI – An organization that helps young girls learn about self respect and healthy living wraps up its ten-week program with a non-competitive 5K run at Eastern Michigan University on Sunday. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.