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.

11/01/19 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. —

MICHIGAN TREES –  With one of the largest state forests in the country, Michigan could lead the nation on a carbon storage policy to help fight climate change, says the director of the Department of Natural Resources. The key is to make more than timber and wildlife habitat the top priorities when planning how to best use state forests. The ability to store excess carbon from exhaust and other greenhouse gas emissions is another value well worth considering, says Director Daniel Eichinger.

CNS Budget 10/25/19

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:

ELDER ABUSE: New legislation to protect elderly residents against financial scams is the latest in a string of statewide initiatives aimed at helping senior citizens. State officials recently announced grants to combat elder abuse and the Attorney General has rolled out a reporting form for investigating that crime. We talk to a Delta Township lawmaker.

CNS Budget 10/18/19

CNS Budget  10/18/19

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. This is the seventh CNS file of the fall semester. Here is your file:

USE OF FORCE — Talk about strange bedfellows. Michigan’s largest police organizations and the American Civil Liberties Union are about to announce that they have agreed on a method of reporting violent encounters with police to the FBI.

CNS Budget 10/11/19

To: CNS Editors

From: David Poulson, Perry Parks 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. Michigan journalists: Don’t miss this Oct. 22 seminar on reporting on water in the Great Lakes state. Co-sponsored by MSU’s Knight Center for Environmental Journalism, M-Live and the Michigan Press Association.

CNS Budget 10/04/19

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. Michigan journalists: Don’t miss this Oct. 22 seminar on reporting on water in the Great Lakes state. Co-sponsored by MSU’s Knight Center for Environmental Journalism, M-Live and the Michigan Press Association.