Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EDT
DETROIT (AP) — While recreational marijuana sales in Michigan are expected to initially rocket, a public policy organization has warned that legal pot is an unpredictable revenue source. The Detroit Free Press reports that investors at the Capital Cannabis Conference in Detroit forecast Michigan’s market could exceed $2 billion. But a Pew Charitable Trusts study released Aug. 19 says high taxes _ and a thriving black market _ could upset revenue goals, as in California.
MONROE, Mich. (AP) — Two people missing for a week after meeting online have been found dead in a car in Lake Erie in southeastern Michigan. A Monroe County sheriff’s detective believes the driver might have been confused after leaving a bar and mistakenly drove the car into the lake off Toledo Beach marina. The victims have been identified as 50-year-old Jill Parrinello-Davey of Manchester and 48-year-old Darrin Gabbard of Allen Park. Det. Sgt. Rob Moody says investigators consider the deaths an accident.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and state lawmakers who are struggling to find consensus on money for Michigan’s roads are bracing for an intense final month of deliberations before the deadline to pass a budget. Talks continue between the Democratic governor and Republican legislative leaders. But with legislators returning from their summer break, there is considerable uncertainty over the path forward.
MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — Police in a central Michigan county are seeking the public’s help in solving a 1991 fatal hit-and-run crash. One of the few clues: An anonymous letter of apology sent years later by someone who claimed to be the driver. The Midland Daily News reports the Midland County sheriff’s office wants information about the crash that killed 24-year-old Gregory McRoberts nearly three decades ago. The Midland man was riding a bicycle, and his body was found about a month later in a ditch.