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AP-MI--Michigan News Digest 1:30pm, MI

June 9, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Michigan at 1:30 p.m. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the AP-Detroit bureau at 800-642-4125 or 313-259-0650 or apmichigan@ap.org. Herbert McCann is on the desk. AP-Michigan News Editor Roger Schneider can be reached at 313-259-0650 or rschneider@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern.

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LANSING, Mich. — Michigan lawmakers are on the cusp of finalizing a $57 billion state budget, in what may be their last major move before a three-month summer recess. Work on the spending plan has been overshadowed lately by legislative fights over repealing a construction wage law, implementing work requirements for Medicaid recipients and letting a recreational marijuana initiative go to the statewide ballot. But the budget remains of huge consequence, impacting many corners of Michigan life — including schools, roads and other government services. By David Eggert. SENT: 745 words, photos.


—CRUMBLING ROAD REPAIR: A metropolitan Detroit road whose crumbling condition is a social media joke is getting a $98 million fix.

—KENT COUNTY-RECYCLING: Kent County is suffering a $1 million shortfall because China is refusing U.S. recyclables.

—TRIBAL FUND: Funding is available for K-12 schools, colleges and municipalities to defray the cost of projects that promote the history and role of Native Americans in Michigan.

—WINDMILL-HISTORIC RECOGNITION: A windmill in western Michigan that’s a popular tourist attraction has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.



DETROIT — Right-hander Mike Fiers is set to start for the Detroit Tigers when they host the Cleveland Indians and Right-hander Mike Clevinger. The Indians defeated the Tigers 4-1 in the first game of their three-game series. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. First pitch: 7:10 p.m.


BC--NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY LINEUP: After Friday qualifying at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Mich.


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