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Gov. Rick Snyder Thursday appointed a team to review Wayne County’s finances, a day after state officials said the county is in probable financial distress and put it the study of its books on a fast track.
About two weeks ago, Wayne County Executive Warren Evans asked Michigan’s Department of Treasury to declare a financial emergency in the county and support his request to enter into a consent agreement.
For the full article, see Charles E. Ramirez, "Snyder names Wayne Co. financial review team", The Detroit News, July 2, 2015
Operations were back to normal Thursday at Alger Correctional Facility in Munising, a day after prison food service workers found a maggot next to a cutting machine in the kitchen.
The single maggot was found after breakfast time, Wednesday, July 1, near a cutting machine being used to slice turkey. Prisoners at the time were helping to prepare lunch, Michigan Department of Corrections Spokesman Chris Gautz said.
Meal preparations were immediately suspended, the food was thrown out as a precaution and the kitchen thoroughly cleaned and sanitized throughout the day, Gautz said. Prisoners were given sack meals for lunch and dinner.
For the full article, see Heidi Fenton, "Maggot found in Upper Peninsula prison kitchen", MLive, July 2, 2015.
Mike Wilkinson, "Could a good deal for Detroit drivers spell the end of Michigan no-fault?" : Mayor Mike Duggan’s fight against insanely high auto insurance rates is winning fans in the city. With a skeptical Legislature, though, that may not be enough.
Mike Wilkinson, "Seeing red: some of the state’s poorest pay the highest insurance rates" : Personal injury protection rates on auto insurance vary wildly across the state, which one state senator blasts as “redlining.” Use our interactive map to see who’s getting a good deal, and who’s, um, not.
Charles Honey, "How Kent County is trying to improve the odds for low-income students" : The cold realities of poverty are met with a team approach to community.
The Daisy Air Rifle was first manufactured and sold as an incentive to help market windmills. According to Michigan Every Day, when Clarence Hamilton showed the owner of the Plymouth Iron Windmill Factory his metal air rifle, the owner exclaimed "Boy, that's a daisy!"
Eventually, the company would abandon the manufacture of windmills altogether to focus on the air rifle.
The company's most iconic gun, the Model 40 Red Ryder Western Carbine, debuted in the 1940s and was the obsession of Little Ralphie in A Christmas Story.
Plymouth would remain the Air Gun Capitol of the World until 1958 when the company relocated to Arkansas.
Source : Michigan Every Day.
On July 2, 1972, the state Legislature established a lottery to provide additional revenues for the state.
Source: Mich-Again's Day.
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