Sept. 13, 2002 CNS Budget

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Articles for week of Friday, Setember 13, 2002
ENVIRONMENT — Legislators and environmental officials are trying to clarify language in laws regarding contamination of industrial sites. By Krista Chambers. FOR G&G.
RENEWABLES — Windpower is providing extra energy in Michigan, and Consumers Energy is offering “green power” as an option for its customers who want to support the use of renewable resources. With two SIDEBARS, By Jessica Hulett. FOR GRAND RAPIDS, LUDINGTON, PETOSKEY, TRAVERSE CITY & ALL POINTS.
RENEWABLESSIDEBAR1 — How “green power” works. By Jessica Hulett. FOR ALL POINTS.
LABORFORCE — In spite of tough economic times and training opportunties, there’s a good chance that the state will face a severe shortage of people trained in high-tech fields. By Danny Layne. FOR LANSING, GRAND RAPIDS & ALL POINTS.
BYRUM — State Sen. Diane Byrum plans to focus on restoring a fire protection grant and taking a look at charter schools. By Stella Thevenin. FOR LANSING & EAST LANSING.
STAMAS — Road repairs, court boundaries and drug laws are at the top of Midland state Rep. Tony Stamas’ agenda for the Legislature. By Stella Thevenin. FOR MIDLAND.
TOURISM — The tourism industry in Northwest Michigan fared fairly well despite economic setbacks. By Aleks Tapinsh. FOR LEELANAU, TRAVERSE CITY & PETOSKEY.
TIMBERS — Michigan is looking for an investor to buy 390,000 acres of undeveloped land in the Upper Peninsula. The buyer would get a tax break and the land would be preserved. By Matt Furst. FOR U.P.
4-HEXHIBIT — The first Cass County 4-H club for African-Americans draws attention in a new exhibit in the MSU Museum. By Spiros Gallas. FOR SOUTH BEND & MICHIGAN CITIZEN.
ROMEOPROPOSALS — Romeo school officials are hoping that voters in their area will held defeat a statewide proposal that would shift millions in tobacco settlement money from scholarships to health care. By Breanna Shepherd. FOR ROMEO.
PROPOSALS — Proponents and opponents weigh in on four statewide ballot proposals. By Breanna Shepherd. FOR ALL POINTS.
SMALLBUSINESS — The state’s small businesses are getting through tough economic times with some problems but a fair amount of optimism. By Katie Morell. FOR MONROE & ALL POINTS.

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