Detroit attorney Geoffrey Fieger could become the Democratic front-runner in the gubernatorial race if he decides to pursue candidacy. Fieger said Monday he would make a decision about his candidacy by the end of the week and is preferred over the other Democratic candidates, according to a poll of 400 Michigan residents.
At a Michigan House of Representatives Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee meeting, MSU Extension director Tom Coon and Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station, or MAES, director Steve Pueppke testified about the importance of funding these programs. MSU Extension and MAES are funded as part of the state’s higher education budget. The state Senate approved a 3.1 percent cut — about $2.4 million — to that budget for next fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1.