AP-MI--Michigan News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, MI
Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Michigan. 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 email@example.com. David Runk is on the desk, followed by Ken Kusmer. AP-Michigan News Editor Roger Schneider can be reached at 313-259-0650 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and lawmakers will have hundreds of millions of dollars more to budget than they expected at the turn of the year. Legislative economists are projecting that tax collections for the current fiscal year are up by between $250 million and $340 million from estimates from January. Revenues are between $144 million and $190 million above the past estimate for the next budget year. The Snyder administration and legislative fiscal agencies are meeting Wednesday to settle on consensus figures that will be used to finalize the next state spending plan in coming weeks. By David Eggert. SENT: 120 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m. ET.
— AMBULANCE MEDIC IMPERSONATOR: A man who authorities say posed as an ambulance medic for an evening in western Michigan and helped with patients has been sentenced to nine months in jail.
— EXCESSIVE FORCE: A man who was pepper-sprayed, hit with a stun gun and restrained face-down at a Michigan jail in 2010 has settled a federal lawsuit for $12.9 million.
— MONARCH BUTTERFLY-CONSERVATION PLAN: Public comment is being sought on a draft of a conservation plan expected to help reverse eastern monarch butterfly population declines.
— THEFT WARNINGS-VEHICLES-COMERICA PARK: Baseball fans leaving valuables in view in vehicles near Comerica Park in Detroit will receive fake tickets as reminders to keep their property safe.
— DETROIT-EMBEZZLEMENT: A woman who worked for the city of Detroit has pleaded guilty to stealing $265,000. Masharn Franklin worked in Detroit’s audit and payroll department where she was in charge of garnishing money from the paychecks of city employees.
DETROIT — The Tigers try for a three-game sweep that would pull them even with the division-leading Indians. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 1:10 p.m. ET.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Luke Willson grew up in Canada, right across the river from Detroit. Now he’s back, hoping to help the Lions at tight end. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.
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