Ypsilanti, MI – The Michigan Environmental Council says legislation approved by the state senate would take the executive branch out of the picture when it comes to protecting the state's natural resources, and warns that's a bad idea. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ypsilanti, MI – This month's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU examines Michigan's energy future and the roles renewable energy sources and nuclear power will play in that future. Our guest is the President and CEO of DTE Energy, Gerry Anderson.
Washtenaw County, MI – Washtenaw County's administrator says the county is in a slightly better position, but still faces big challenges in creating a new two-year budget proposal. County Administrator Verna McDaniel gave county commissioners a revised financial state of the county Wednesday night. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University officials say that the university will have to increase tuition for the upcoming school year, and staff reductions are likely as well. EMU President Susan Martin held a campus-wide budget forum Wednesday to talk about strategies in developing next year's budget. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Washtenaw County, MI – Voters have approved a renewal of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District special education millage. The issue passed by a margin of 77 to 23 percent according to unofficial results from Tuesday's election. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's city council has adopted a resolution that expresses the city government's opposition to what Governor Snyder is trying to do, on both the budget and emergency manager fronts. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ypsilanti, MI – This week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU focuses on the natural gas drilling process known as hydro-fracking. This week's guest is the National Wildlife Federation's Senior Policy Manager at the Great Lakes Regional Center in Ann Arbor, Marc Smith.
Ann Arbor, MI – The next Washtenaw Intermediate School District Superintendent will be Livingston Educational Service Agency Superintendent Scott Menzel. The WISD board voted unanimously for Menzel, but board members say it was a challenging decision. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.