recount http://michiganradio.org en In this morning's headlines: Belle Isle, ex-con officially Flint councilman, cost of Detroit recount http://michiganradio.org/post/mornings-headlines-belle-isle-ex-con-officially-flint-councilman-cost-detroit-recount <p><strong>Michigan board to consider Belle Isle deal</strong></p><p>"A Michigan board is planning to meet to consider proposals to lease Detroit's 985-acre Belle Isle park to the state. Gov. Rick Snyder and emergency manager Kevyn Orr signed a 30-year lease on Oct. 1 to make Belle Isle a state park, saving Detroit $6 million annually in maintenance. But the city council rejected the deal and instead voted for a 10-year lease," the Associated Press reports.</p><p><strong>Ex-convict sworn in to Flint City Council</strong></p><p>"The new Flint city council was sworn in to office yesterday, including a new councilman who served time for murder. Councilman Wantwaz Davis&nbsp; served 19 years in prison for murdering a man he claims assaulted his mother," Steve Carmody <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/flints-controversial-new-city-councilman-sworn">reports.</a></p><p><strong>Detroit mayor's recount cost Wayne County $5,500</strong></p><p>The recount the Board of State Canvassers had to do for Detroit's mayoral primary has cost Wayne County nearly $5,500. The <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-primary-finally-certified-now-recount">recount</a> came after confusion over the number of write-in votes for then candidate, Mike Duggan. The Detroit Free Press has <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20131108/NEWS02/311080138/State-of-Michigan-to-bill-Wayne-County-5-493-42-for-Detroit-vote-recount">more. </a></p><p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:32:01 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 15231 at http://michiganradio.org In this morning's headlines: Belle Isle, ex-con officially Flint councilman, cost of Detroit recount In this morning's headlines: Regulating compound centers, mental health courts, recount fees http://michiganradio.org/post/mornings-headlines-regulating-compound-centers-mental-health-courts-recount-fees <p><strong>AG calls for state regulation for compounding centers</strong></p><p>"Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is calling for tighter regulation of Michigan’s 470 compounding pharmacies. Compounding pharmacies mix customized medicines based on doctors’ prescriptions. A compounding pharmacy based in Massachusetts was responsible for the medication that caused a nationwide meningitis outbreak a year ago," Rick Pluta <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/michigans-attorney-general-calls-state-regulation-drug-compounding-centers">reports.</a></p><p><strong>Mental health courts legislation moves forward</strong></p><p>"Legislation meant to strengthen Michigan’s mental health courts system has cleared the state House. The alternative courts allow certain offenders with severe mental health issues to avoid jail time and have charges erased from public records. That’s if they participate in treatment programs under the supervision of a judge," Jake Neher<a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/state-house-oks-legislation-strengthen-mental-health-courts"> reports.</a></p><p><strong>House approves raising cost to request a recount</strong></p><p>"The Michigan House has voted to make candidates pay more to request a recount of ballots cast in an election. The legislation would increase to $25 the per-precinct deposit required to initiate a recount of votes in state or local elections. It now costs $10 per precinct," the Associated Press <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-house-votes-raise-cost-request-recount">reports.</a></p><p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 11:01:58 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 14516 at http://michiganradio.org In this morning's headlines: Regulating compound centers, mental health courts, recount fees Michigan House votes to raise cost to request recount http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-house-votes-raise-cost-request-recount <p>LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan House has voted to make candidates pay more to request a recount of ballots cast in an election.<br><br>Legislation approved 95-9 Thursday would increase to $25 the per-precinct deposit required to initiate a recount of votes in state or local elections. It now costs $10 per precinct.<br><br>Candidates would have to pay $125 per precinct if the election winner and loser are separated by more than 50 votes or a half-percentage point of votes cast, whichever is greater.<br> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 23:01:29 +0000 The Associated Press 14515 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan House votes to raise cost to request recount