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BC-MI--Michigan News Digest 1:30 pm, MI

May 17, 2019

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Michigan. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Detroit bureau at 800-642-4125 or 313-259-0650 or apmichigan@ap.org. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern.

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TOP STORIES:

MICHIGAN BUDGET

LANSING, Mich. _ Tax revenue estimates are largely unchanged from January as Michigan lawmakers and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration reach a consensus on projections that will be used as they work on a new budget. SENT: 150 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ MEASLES-MICHIGAN: Health officials are confirming a new measles case in Michigan that’s not related to an earlier outbreak in the southeastern part of the state.

_ DOCTOR-SEXUAL ASSAULT: Lawyers representing victims of sports doctor Larry Nassar are seeking an investigation of Michigan State University’s $500 million settlement.

_ NATURAL GAS LEAK: Authorities say a leak from a broken high-pressure natural gas main in western Michigan has been contained.

_ TEACHER CHARGED: A mid-Michigan teacher has been ordered to stand trial on charges alleging he inappropriately touched eight boys at school.

_ RECREATION GRANTS: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed legislation providing $26 million for land purchases and outdoor recreation projects.

_ COURT-WINDOWS: The clerk in a small county in the northern Lower Peninsula is urging officials to install bulletproof glass at the courthouse, saying her employees are “sitting ducks.”

_ INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT-DETROIT: Nearly 100 miles of Detroit streets and major roads are expected to be resurfaced this year as part of the city’s road improvement program.

_ HUMAN TRAFFICKING-MICHIGAN: A suburban Detroit couple has been sentenced after authorities say they hired out a woman with physical and mental disabilities for sex while forcing her to live in a shed.

SPORTS:

BBA--ATHLETICS-TIGERS

DETROIT _ The Detroit Tigers play the Oakland Athletics. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7: 10 p.m.

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