Politics & Government
6:45 am
Tue January 15, 2013

In this morning's Michigan news headlines. . .

Referendum campaign will try to block wolf hunts

After Governor Rick Snyder recently signed legislation opening up the doors to a possible wolf hunt in the state, a referendum campaign is trying to block the move. The Detroit News reports,

A petition committee, Keep Michigan Wolves Protected, is attempting to gather 225,000 signatures in the next two and a half months for a statewide ballot question that would protect wolves from being hunted as a trophy animal.

Governor Snyder criticizes right to work as Pure Michigan ad

Governor Rick Snyder has criticized a Michigan Economic Development Corporation ad that ran in the Wall Street Journal that touts the new right to work legislation as "Pure Michigan. "Governor Snyder says he would not have singled out right-to-work. Instead, he says he hoped the ad would highlight a broad range of new economic policies," Jake Neher reports.

 Independent study shows charter school students learn more "Michigan students enrolled in charter schools learn more in a school year than those in comparable traditional public schools. That’s according to a report released Monday by Stanford University. Researchers studied Michigan’s nearly 300 charter schools over five school years. During that time, students picked up an extra two months of learning in math and reading," Lindsey Smith reports.