Michigan lawmakers will likely have less money than earlier projected to put into next year's budget. The revenue estimating conference takes place Thursday, but the House Fiscal Agency is anticipating $873 million dollars less in state revenues for this year and next compared to the January conference.
Several hundred people learned more about oil exploration and mineral rights leases at Scio Township Thursday night. Township officials held an informational meeting at the Washtenaw Intermediate School District facility on Wagner with a variety of experts because West Bay Exploration has leases to explore about one-thousand acres in the township.
Lyndon Township’s planning commission isn’t expected to make a decision on a special land use permit for a sand and gravel mining operation until this summer. About 30 people spoke out against the proposal as a public hearing wrapped up Thursday night.