Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EST
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is seeking a final $372 million budget bill before he leaves office, proposing to spend more on addressing water contamination and hiring 246 additional children’s protective services caseworkers following a scathing audit. The state budget office made its request public late Tuesday, about a week after it was sent to lawmakers. The Snyder administration says tax collections are up due to the economy.
GARDEN CITY, Mich. (AP) — State officials have suspended a suburban Detroit child care center’s license after a child was left unattended on a cold bus for 90 minutes. The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs suspended the Jade Child Development Center’s license, and it’s now seeking to revoke the Garden City business’ license. The state agency found that the child was injured by being left unattended on a bus for about 90 minutes in cold weather.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Grand Rapids man is accused of repeatedly beating his infant daughter, leaving the child with 21 broken bones. Thirty-nine-year-old Edgar Hall III is charged with first-degree child abuse. WZZM-TV reports investigators say Hall began harming the girl shortly after her birth in June. Her broken bones were discovered in September when her mother took her to a hospital. Doctors there found 21 fractures “from head to toe,” including breaks in her arms, her right leg and both shoulder blades.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A portion of Interstate 94 in Jackson County will honor two prison guards who were killed by inmates more than 30 years ago. Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill Tuesday designating part of I-94 as the “Corrections Officers Jack Budd and Josephine McCallum Memorial Highway.” Corrections Director Heidi Washington says the officers gave their lives protecting the state, and honoring their memory is a “great way to remind others of the sacrifice they made.”