CNS budget Jan. 31, 2020

To: CNS Editors

From: Eric Freedman & Sheila Schimpf

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For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Tony Cepak at (517) 803-6841; cepak@msu.edu. For other matters, contact Eric Freedman at (517) 355-4729 or (517) 256-3873; freedma5@msu.edu. Here’s your file:

FERAL SWINE: The number of feral swine in the state is declining, but there’s still concern about their transmitting diseases to domestic pigs — threatening a $500-million-a-year industry — and to people, as well as damage to vegetation. Allegan, Cass, Branch, St. Joseph and Ottawa counties are the top producers.

CNS BUDGET – Jan. 24, 2020

Jan. 24, 2020

To: CNS Editors

From: Dave Poulson & Sheila Schimpf

http://news.jrn.msu.edu/capitalnewsservice/

For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Tony Cepak at (517) 803-6841; cepak@msu.edu. For other matters, contact Eric Freedman at (517) 355-4729 or (517) 256-3873; freedma5@msu.edu. Here’s your file:

COMMERCIAL GUIDES: Commercial hunting and fishing guides would need state licenses under a proposal pending in a House committee. Supporters say that would provide additional safety for hunters and anglers if guides must carry liability insurance and know CPR and first aid.

CNS Budget – Jan. 17, 2020

To: CNS Editors

From: Eric Freedman & Sheila Schimpf

http://news.jrn.msu.edu/capitalnewsservice/

For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Tony Cepak at (517) 803-6841; cepak@msu.edu. For other matters, contact Eric Freedman at (517) 355-4729 or (517) 256-3873; freedma5@msu.edu. Editors:  This is our 1st file of the spring semester. Welcome Fowlerville: The Fowlerville News and Views is the newest member of Capital News Service. Here’s your file:

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS: The Association of Counties is pressing the Legislature to change county commissioner terms from two to four years.

Jan. 8, 2020 CNS BONUS Budget

To: CNS Editors

From: Eric Freedman

http://news.jrn.msu.edu/capitalnewsservice/

For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Tony Cepak at (517) 803-6841; cepak@msu.edu. For other matters, contact Eric Freedman at (517) 355-4729 or (517) 256-3873; freedma5@msu.edu. Editors:  This is our 3rd winter break bonus budget with a commentary by CNS director Eric Freedman and Michigan stories from our partner Great Lakes Echo. Our first file of the spring semester will be on Friday, Jan. 17.

12/13/19 CNS BONUS Budget

To: CNS Editors

From: David Poulson

http://news.jrn.msu.edu/capitalnewsservice/

For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Tony Cepak at (517) 803-6841; cepak@msu.edu. For other matters, contact Dave Poulson at (517) 432-5417 or (517) 899-1640; poulson@msu.edu. Editors:  The first story is a new one shared by our partner at Great Lakes Echo. The rest of this package is our traditional end-of-semester bonus week package of still-timely stories you may not have had space for earlier.  During the winter break we plan to move one or two packages of Michigan-focused environmental stories in partnership with Great Lakes Echo. Our first file of the spring semester is Friday, Jan.

12/6/19 CNS Budget

To: CNS Editors

From: David Poulson and Sheila Schimpf

http://news.jrn.msu.edu/capitalnewsservice/

For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Tony Cepak at (517) 803-6841; cepak@msu.edu. For other matters, contact Dave Poulson at (517) 432-5417 or (517) 899-1640; poulson@msu.edu. Editors: This is our last weekly file of the semester. Next Friday, Dec. 13, we will move our traditional end-of-semester bonus week package of still-timely stories you may not have had space for earlier.

11/27/19 CNS Budget

To: CNS Editors

From: David Poulson and Sheila Schimpf

http://news.jrn.msu.edu/capitalnewsservice/

For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Tony Cepak at (517) 803-6841; cepak@msu.edu. For other matters, contact Dave Poulson at (517) 432-5417 or (517) 899-1640; poulson@msu.edu. Here is your file:

BITTER HARVEST: What do sick Chinese pigs, a rainy spring, limits on ethanol production and tariff wars have in common? Each are part of the recipe for what experts say is shaping up as Michigan’s worst year ever for agriculture. By Evan Jones.

11/22/19 CNS Budget

To: CNS Editors

From: David Poulson and Sheila Schimpf

http://news.jrn.msu.edu/capitalnewsservice/

For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Tony Cepak at (517) 803-6841; cepak@msu.edu. For other matters, contact Dave Poulson at (517) 432-5417 or (517) 899-1640; poulson@msu.edu. NOTE: Next week’s budget will move Wednesday, Nov. 27, for publication over the holiday. Here is your file:

HEMP PLASTIC: Michigan farmers experimenting with hemp this year are eyeing new markets beyond rope and clothing that could include products that replace building materials like wood and plastic.

11/15/19 CNS Budget

11/15/19 CNS Budget

To: CNS Editors

From: David Poulson and Sheila Schimpf

http://news.jrn.msu.edu/capitalnewsservice/

For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Tony Cepak at (517) 803-6841; cepak@msu.edu. For other matters, contact Dave Poulson at (517) 432-5417 or (517) 899-1640; poulson@msu.edu. Here is your file:

DRIVERLESS BUSES: The greatest gripe about driverless buses? No music, according to a group of Michiganders who tested some. That’s good news for officials worried about the public’s more substantive concerns about getting on a bus without a driver.

11/08/19 CNS Budget

To: CNS Editors

From: David Poulson and Sheila Schimpf

http://news.jrn.msu.edu/capitalnewsservice/

For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Tony Cepak at (517) 803-6841; cepak@msu.edu. For other matters, contact Dave Poulson at (517) 432-5417 or (517) 899-1640; poulson@msu.edu. Here is your file:

MICHIGAN ROBOTICS — Economic development and manufacturing experts say Michigan’s deep roots in industrial innovation are leading to yet another industrial revolution. Robots, software and other automation technology are at its forefront, but a skilled workforce is needed to make it work. This could be the emerging bright spot of an economy built on the state’s automotive heritage.