Saturday, October 24, 2020

Marissa Cumbers

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CITY

Fieger to make decision on gubernatorial candidacy

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.

CITY

Proposed addition slows bill approval

The Michigan House approved a three-bill package to ban texting while driving Tuesday, but state Rep. Alma Wheeler Smith, D-Salem Township, proposed an additional amendment that suggested using the fines from texting tickets for the state’s general fund.

CITY

Officials and House discuss education

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.

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