LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Supporters of a Michigan ballot measure that would require utilities to get more of their electricity from renewable sources say they've submitted more than a half-million petition signatures to the secretary of state's office.
The Michigan Energy Michigan Jobs coalition pushing the measure announced Friday it turned in 530,000 signatures, well above the 323,000 required.
The ballot proposal would require electricity suppliers to get 25 percent of their power from wind, solar, biomass or hydropower by 2025. That's up from the current 10 percent by 2015 requirement.
Backers say it would make Michigan a leader in clean energy and create jobs.
Opponents say it would cost electric customers more money and make it harder to provide reliable energy.
We get a brief break from the "lake-effect machine" Friday.
A few flurries occurred Thursday night. Lows held in the teens and the wind relaxed to the 5 to 10 mph range, with 20s at the Lake Michigan.
On Thursday, the medical examiner's office said CMU student Kelly Markatos died as a result of the eating disorder bulimia.