Apr. 13, 2012 CNS Budget

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April 13, 2012 – Week 12
To: CNS Editors
From: Eric Freedman & Sheila Schimpf
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All articles ©2012, Capital News Service, Michigan State University School of Journalism. Nonmembers cannot reproduce CNS articles without written permission.
IN-DEPTH AHEAD: Next Friday, April 20, will be the third in-depth file of the semester.
SAD NEWS: We were sorry to learn that longtime CNS member Clare Sentinel is closing after a century of service to its readers. The paper has been a strong supporter of the School of Journalism and provided a valued venue for our correspondents’ reporting.
FARMERSMARKETS: An MEDC grant program is part of a statewide effort to promote local foods and farmers markets, especially for low-income communities and urban and rural “food deserts.” Experts at MSU Extension in Macomb County, MSU’s product center, Michigan Food Policy Council and Department of Agriculture and Rural Development explain. By Patrick Howard. FOR MACOMB, MICHIGAN CITIZEN,
PERSONALINCOME: Michigan’s per capita personal income grew more last year than anytime in the past decade, outpacing other Great Lakes states, a new federal study says. Experts at Oakland and Grand Valley State universities say that’s one indicator of an economic recovery. The state Chamber of Commerce largely credits the bounce-back of manufacturing, especially in the auto industry. By Wei Yu. FOR GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS, GREENVILLE, ROYAL OAK, MACOMB, LANSING, MICHIGAN CITIZEN & ALL POINTS.
OAKWILTDISEASE: Another reason to worry: oak wilt disease is hitting red oaks with fatal results. Experts at the Huron-Manistee National Forest, MSU, DNR and the Association of Timbermen explain. It’s been found this year in more than 40 counties including Allegan, Alpena, Antrim, Cheboygan, Clinton, Crawford, Gladwin, Grand Traverse, Lenawee, Macomb, Manistee, Montcalm, Newaygo, Oakland, Ogemaw, Ottawa St. Joseph, Washtenaw and Wexford. By Saodat Asanova-Taylor. FOR PETOSKEY, CADILLAC, ALPENA, CHEBOYGAN, GRAYLING, GLADWIN, ANN ARBOR, STURGIS, THREE RIVERS, SOUTH BEND, HOLLAND, BLISSFIELD, MANISTEE, GREENVILLE, LUDINGTON, MACOMB, TRAVERSE CITY, MARQUETTE, ST. IGNACE & ALL POINTS.
MEDICAIDMEDICARE: New regulations for recipients of both Medicaid and Medicare are causing confusion as the state moves to fully implement them next year. The Department of Community Health, Lansing recipient and Michigan League for Human Services discuss By Jennifer Chen. FOR LANSING, MICHIGAN CITIZEN & ALL POINTS.
ENROLLMENTS: After years of sharp increases, community college enrollments are leveling off nationally and in Michigan. Oakland, Macomb, Henry Ford and Washtenaw community college officials explain. By Patrick Lyons. FOR MACOMB, ROYAL OAK, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN CITIZEN & ALL POINTS.
NEWFOSTERRULES: New rules would allow foster children like a 20-year-old Lansing Community College student to remain in the foster care system from their 18th birthday until they turn 21. Participants in the voluntary program are likely to have a greater chance of finishing college and to have higher lifetime earnings. The Department of Human Services and Michigan League for Human Services discuss. By Jon Gaskell. FOR LANSING, MICHIGAN CITIZEN & ALL POINTS.
PEREGRINES: Thirty years after vanishing from the Midwest, peregrine falcons are thriving in smokestacks, skyscrapers and cliffs, including the Upper Peninsula, Metro Detroit and neighboring Indiana and Ohio. By Brian Bienkowski. FOR MARQUETTE, ST. IGNACE, SOUTH BEND, THREE RIVERS, STURGIS, BLISSFIELD, MACOMB, ROYAL OAK & ALL POINTS.
w/PEREGRINEPHOTO: Credit: Environmental Protection Agency.

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