Ypsilanti, MI – Tuesday, February 22nd, Washtenaw County voters will decide a millage issue which, if approved, would expand the county jail, court services, and diversion programs for inmates. There are plenty of supporters and opponents, and the issue is further complicated by separate millage votes in two townships and one school district. Click on the audio icon to hear Andrew Cluley's report.
Ypsilanti, MI – You don't have to be a pinball wizard to enjoy the artwork that accompanied the sounds of the classic games many considered a "time waster for teens" in days gone by. The art of pinball is now on display at Eastern Michigan University's Ford Gallery. Click on the audio icon to hear Andrew Cluley's report on pinball art and history.
Ypsilanti, MI – Today's First Friday Focus on the Environment examines the state's natural resources trust fund and the fight to prevent oil and gas drilling on state lands. Click on the audio icon to hear this month's conversation.
Ypsilanti, MI – The new chair of the state house higher education committee last week said he supports Governor Granholm's goal of doubling the number of college graduates in Michigan within ten years. However, republican Lorence Wenke says the state's public colleges and universities could face further reductions in state aid as lawmakers try to reduce spending. Eastern Michigan University has already cut its budget by millions of dollars. Click on the audio icon to hear Andrew Cluley's report on EMU's financial future.
Ann Arbor, MI – Formerly called the Ann Arbor Committee for Peace, members of the group now called Peacworks gathered at Arbor Brewing last night to watch and jeer President Bush's State of the Union address. Click on the audio icon to hear Bob Eccles' report.
Ypsilanti, MI – The city of Ypsilanti has few options to expand its tax base. It can't annex property in adjacent townships to expand city borders and increase property tax revenues. Now, officials are looking further into the possibility of levying a city income tax. Click on the audio icon to hear Andrew Cluley's report on last night's city council action.
Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti Downtown Development Authority is hailing a judge's order it says will help the city's efforts to eliminate urban blight. Click on the audio icon to hear Bob Eccles' report:
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor Schools' board of education has begun the process of putting together a balanced budget by the June 30th deadline set by state law. Click on the audio icon to hear Bob Eccles' report.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council has given its ok to a proposed master plan for the downtown farmers' market, but the approval came with some changes to the resolution's language. Click on the audio icon to hear Bob Eccles' report on last night's city council action.