This morning's news: Snyder's numbers, Trooper saves girl, and more snow
Gov. Snyder releases his numbers today
At 11 a.m., Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to unveil his budget to the state Legislature. It'll then be up to those representatives to wrestle with the numbers and come up with a final budget for the state. Among the things he's expected to call for:
- After years of cuts, he'll call for a 2 percent increase in public education funding
- More funding for road construction
- And an expansion of Medicaid
More details emerge on I-75 crash, trooper saves one girl
More details came out yesterday on the deadly pileup on I-75 near Detroit the morning of Jan. 31.
A whiteout caused 12 crashes involving 43 cars on the Interstate. There were 12 injuries and 3 fatalities.
This morning, the Detroit News has more on Michigan State Trooper Seth Swanson's actions:
After failing to find a pulse on the first two children, Swanson went to the other side of the car, broke out the rear window with a hammer and reached in to see if the third child, a 10-year-old girl, was still alive. She had a faint pulse. He cleared her airway and administered rescue breaths until she finally took a deep breath and regained consciousness.
And more snow is on the way, so drive carefully
Snow is expected for the entire state starting this evening. The middle of the state is expected to get the most snowfall. From the National Weather Service:
This system has the potential to generate heavy snowfall. 7 to 11 inches is expected north of M 46 and near Lake Huron, while 3 to 8 inches is possible for areas across the rest of Southeast Lower Michigan.
Mark Torregrossa from MLive says computer models for storms like this can predict higher snowfalls. His prediction is 4 to 9 inches for the middle of the state, and 1 to 4 inches for the rest of the state.