"WASHINGTON – With Congress returning to Capitol Hill this week, efforts by Great Lakes shippers and the businesses they serve will ramp up again to secure funding for a study that could improve the chances of a new super-size navigational lock finally being built in Sault Ste. Marie."(Detroit Free Press)

"THREE RIVERS -- Three members of the Three Rivers school board will not face a recall vote in November as organizers of the recall drive failed to submit enough valid signatures on petitions, the St. Joseph County Clerk office said Tuesday." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

"Lansing — State Reps. Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat “misused” their House offices, staff and taxpayer resources “to cover-up an affair” and benefit “their own political advantage,” according to an internal House of Representatives report released Monday." (Detroit News)


Early this week, the public will find out the details of a state House investigation into two Tea Party lawmakers involved in a sex-and-cover-up scandal. 

"LANSING, MI — While construction workers restored the Michigan Capitol this summer, a fight over guaranteed wages on government building projects was taking place on street corners all over the state." (MLive)