Ann Arbor, MI – The Ann Arbor school board has approved a 183-point-six million dollar budget for the next school year, using about 800 thousand dollars in reserves. The board approved the budget on a five to two vote Wednesday night, making only one amendment. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – A local state representative is working on legislation to address the reduction in state funds for films by allowing local communities to offer their own incentives. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council is considering ways to reduce future retiree benefit costs. Council has passed a resolution asking for proposed ordinance amendments to impact non-union employees hired after July 1. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – University of Michigan doctoral student Darshan Karwat committed himself to living a full year in a manner that would produce as little waste as possible. That year ended in March, and he's our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.
Ypsilanti, MI – The Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber Executive Committee adopts a resolution in support of a new international crossing between Detroit and Windsor. WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.
Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University President Susan Martin hopes employees will be willing to forgo contractually-approved pay raises to help the school deal with state budget cuts. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has the story.
Ypsilanti, MI – David Fair and League of Conservation Voters Executive Director Lisa Wozniak have this month's First Friday Focus on the Environment. Their guest: Kerry Duggan, Senior Advisor of Legislative Affairs in the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Division of the U-S Department of Energy.