barnett jones http://michiganradio.org en State changing the hiring rules for Michigan's emergency financial managers http://michiganradio.org/post/state-changing-hiring-rules-michigans-emergency-financial-managers <p>The state Treasury Department is changing the rules for people hired by emergency financial managers.</p><p></p><p>Barnett Jones was hired last year as Flint’s Public Safety Administrator by the city’s emergency manager. &nbsp;He resigned earlier this month after it was discovered he had a second full time job as the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department security director.</p><p></p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 19:11:28 +0000 Steve Carmody 10907 at http://michiganradio.org State changing the hiring rules for Michigan's emergency financial managers In this morning's Michigan news headlines. . . http://michiganradio.org/post/mornings-michigan-news-headlines-137 <p><strong>Ad claims "right to work" is Pure Michigan</strong></p><p>"Michigan’s Economic Development Corporation will continue to use the Pure Michigan brand to promote business growth, including the fact that Michigan is now a so-called right to work state. The MEDC faced criticism for buying a full page ad in the Wall Street Journal this week touting the state's new right-to-work law as "Pure Michigan." It cost $144,000," Lindsey Smith <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/wall-street-journal-ad-calls-right-work-law-pure-michigan">reports</a>.</p><p><strong>Flint public safety administrator resigns</strong></p><p>"Barnett Jones was Ann Arbor’s police chief before being picked to oversee Flint’s police and fire departments last April. But Jones has also been working as the head of security for the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department since May. When news media outlets raised questions this week about Jones’ ability to do both jobs, Jones submitted his resignation in Flint," Steve Carmody <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/flints-public-safety-administrator-resigns-after-being-asked-questions-about-second-full-time">reports.</a></p><p><strong>Democrats want to ban "lame duck" sessions</strong></p><p>"Some Democratic state lawmakers want to end so-called “lame duck” sessions. If lawmakers pass the measure and voters approve it, the Legislature would be barred from meeting between November elections and the end of December on even-numbered years," Jake Neher <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/first-state-bills-2013-aim-end-lame-duck-sessions-and-cut-foia-filing-costs">reports.</a></p><p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 12:00:07 +0000 Emily Fox 10718 at http://michiganradio.org In this morning's Michigan news headlines. . . Police Chief: There is a sexual predator, or predators, preying on women in Ann Arbor http://michiganradio.org/post/police-chief-there-sexual-predator-or-predators-preying-women-ann-arbor <p>Ann Arbor&rsquo;s police chief says there is one, possibly more sexual predators attacking women in his city.&nbsp; Police are investigating a string of 6 sexual assaults that occurred in the past nine days near the University of Michigan campus.&nbsp;</p><p>Police Chief Barnett Jones says young women in Ann Arbor should take precautions and should avoid walking alone at night.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 27 Jul 2011 15:58:09 +0000 Steve Carmody 3487 at http://michiganradio.org Police Chief: There is a sexual predator, or predators, preying on women in Ann Arbor