anthrax http://michiganradio.org en In this morning's headlines: Medicaid, anthrax vaccine expansion, Detroit lighting http://michiganradio.org/post/mornings-headlines-medicaid-anthrax-vaccine-expansion-detroit-lighting <p><strong>Governor to sign Medicaid expansion today</strong></p><p>"Governor Rick Snyder today will sign into law a plan to expand Medicaid in Michigan. The measure will extend government-sponsored health care to hundreds of thousands of low-income Michiganders through the federal Affordable Care Act," Jake Neher reports.</p><p><strong>Anthrax vaccine facility expands in Michigan</strong></p><p>The nations only licensed anthrax vaccine is made in Lansing. Now the company that makes the vaccine will open a new Michigan facility to expand production of the anthrax vaccine. More on the story can be found <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20130916/NEWS06/309160008/anthrax-lansing-BioThrax-Emergent-Biosolutions-terrorist-vaccine">here. </a></p><p><strong>Plan for more lighting in Detroit moves forward</strong></p><p>"Plans are moving forward on a new effort to keep streetlights working in Detroit. The Public Lighting Authority of Detroit says it will begin a block-by-block review of streetlights in two Detroit neighborhoods this week as part of two pilot projects. According to some estimates, fewer than half of Detroit's 88,000 streetlights are believed to work," the Associated Press reports.<br><br> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 12:19:44 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 14432 at http://michiganradio.org In this morning's headlines: Medicaid, anthrax vaccine expansion, Detroit lighting Lansing anthrax vaccine maker celebrates expansion http://michiganradio.org/post/lansing-anthrax-vaccine-maker-celebrates-expansion <p>A Lansing bio-pharmaceutical company has opened a ten million dollar expansion at its Lansing facility.</p><p></p><p>Emergent Biosolutions produces an anthrax vaccine at its facility in Lansing.</p><p></p><p>“The government is purchasing as much as we can produce,” says Daniel Abdun Nabi, the company’s president, “So one of the reasons we have expanded here on the Lansing campus is to address the nation’s requirement for a broader stockpile of BioThrax.”</p><p></p><p>The company hopes to triple its Lansing production of the anthrax vaccine by 2015.</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 21:50:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 13096 at http://michiganradio.org Lansing anthrax vaccine maker celebrates expansion