The 28,000 dorm residents at Michigan State University may have to wait longer for fire department services if the legislature does not restore some $900,000 the City of East Lansing.
Fifty-eight communities around have state facilities, including universities, have received state money to pay for fire department services for those buildings. But the governor vetoed that money and East Lansing Fire Chief Randy Tallifaro says he may have to close the fire station on the MSU campus if the funds are not restored. He says this is not a scare tactic.
Local leaders and lawmakers staged a media event at the MSU fire hall to underscore the need for those dollars. Tallifaro agreed that without the money the lives of students would be at greater risk if a campus fire broke out.