Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor school district officials say they hope by the end of this week to have a good idea of how many employees will be retiring thanks to state retirement incentives. This could make a big change for the district, which may have to cut up to 90 teaching positions, and which has already given out nearly 200 layoff notices. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University officials say enrollment numbers are picking up and are on pace to exceed their target for the upcoming school year. EMU President Susan Martin and Chief Financial Officer John Lumm held the first of several budget forums Thursday. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's school board got no surprises, and no public comment Wednesday night during its first official briefing and public hearing on the 2010-2011 budget. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters is out with its latest scorecard on how state legislators voted on important environmental and conservation issues. WEMU's Bob Eccles spoke to Michigan LCV Deputy Director Kerry Duggan about the scorecard. Click to hear the interview.
Ypsilanti, MI – State senators held the first of a series of public hearings Monday at Eastern Michigan University's Autism Collaborative Center on legislation that would require health insurance companies to cover autism treatments. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley
Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti school board heard a presentation Monday night from the Washtenaw Intermediate school district on its transportation consolidation plan. The school board decided to wait a while before voting on whether or not to join the plan. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.