health coverage http://michiganradio.org en In this morning's state news headlines. . . http://michiganradio.org/post/mornings-state-news-headlines-2 <p><strong>Michigan sued over late absentee ballots</strong></p><p>The federal government is suing Michigan over a delay in sending absentee ballots to military serving overseas. The lawsuit says many local clerks missed a deadline to send military voters their ballots 45 days before the primary. But one political analyst says it&#39;s a big to-do about almost nothing. Mark Grebner is a Democratic political consultant based in East Lansing. He says Secretary of State records indicate only eight absentee ballots were sent out a day or two late, to overseas military addresses. And Grebner thinks the 45-day rule is outdated. A spokeswoman for the Secretary of State says in the past, the federal government has ordered local clerks who missed the deadline to wait a few extra days before issuing a final count. A judge has ordered an emergency hearing on the issue for this Friday.&nbsp; The primary is August 7th.</p><p><strong>Close to 1-million federal dollars unused by Pontiac Police</strong></p><p>Officials in Pontiac have found close to a million dollars in unspent federal money. The money will be used to pay overtime to Oakland County sheriff deputies to patrol high-crime areas, and work on &quot;quality of life&quot; issues like abandoned cars. Pontiac is under a state-appointed emergency manager, and the county has a contract to provide police services to the city.</p><p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 10:49:07 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 8496 at http://michiganradio.org In this morning's state news headlines. . . Supporters push state senate to take up bill that would expand autism coverage http://michiganradio.org/post/supporters-push-state-senate-take-bill-would-expand-autism-coverage <p>Supporters are pushing the Michigan legislature to <a href="http://www.legislature.mi.gov/%28S%28ohkhvx55k0wr1ca2ch3hksji%29%29/mileg.aspx?page=getObject&amp;objectName=2009-HB-4183">pass a bill </a>that would expand health care coverage for autism treatment before the measure dies at the end of the lame duck session. The bills would force health insurance companies to offer coverage for behavioral therapies for autism.</p> Wed, 24 Nov 2010 17:56:55 +0000 Lindsey Smith 372 at http://michiganradio.org Supporters push state senate to take up bill that would expand autism coverage