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Wed October 13, 2010
In this morning's news...
Governor Granholm Vetoes Alcohol Bill
Governor Granholm has vetoed a bill that would have allowed alcohol sales on Sunday mornings and on Christmas Day. State lawmakers had passed the measure and sent it to Granholm for her signature but, as reporter Rick Pluta explains, she thought, "that lawmakers rushed through the bill and did some sloppy work." The governor has said she's willing to revisit the measure if lawmakers make changes to the bill.
Pros and Cons of a Con-Con
Debate continues over whether Michigan should hold a Constitutional Convention. On this November's ballot, voters will be asked if they're in favor of creating a convention that would rewrite the state's constitution. Governor Granholm is in favor of holding a Con-Con but, many politicians and organizations are against the idea. Grand Rapids Mayor John Logie is in favor of holding a Con-Con. Bob Labrant works for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and is against the idea. The two men debated the issue last night. Michigan has had the same constitution since 1963
Pontiac Disbands Police Department
Due to budget deficits, the city of Pontiac has disbanded its police department. Instead of having local cops on the street, the city will turn patrols over to the Oakland County Sheriff. The cost cutting move should save the city about $2 million. Pontiac faces a $12 million budget deficit.