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morning news roundup
Fri September 7, 2012
In this morning's Michigan news headlines. . .
Canada and US to sign updated pact to protect Great Lakes
"The U.S. and Canada are preparing to approve an updated version of a 40-year-old pact that commits both sides to protecting the Great Lakes. The Environmental Protection Agency chief and Canada's environment minister will sign the new deal today in Washington, D.C.," according to the AP.
Romney pulling campaign ads out of Michigan
"Conservative groups backing Mitt Romney are pulling their ads from Michigan's airwaves. Most polls show President Obama coming out ahead in the state. But it's a tight race. Now conservatives are focusing their resources on a few key swing states," Kate Wells reports.
Republican backing early childhood education
"Republican State Senator Roger Kahn says the state should spend more on early childhood education. And he plans to urge Governor Snyder to increase spending for it by $ 140 million. Kahn is chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee. He says investing in the early years has a big payoff later, for the child, and for society. Kahn says early childhood education isn't a liberal issue," Tracy Samilton reports.