Hollister Confirmed By Senate

Lansing Mayor David Hollister was confirmed Tuesday as Director of a new state department.

The vote was 38 to nothing in favor of confirmation. Hollister will serve in Gov. Granholm's cabinet as Director of the newly created Department of Labor and Economic Growth.

Hollister has been mayor of Lansing since 1993. He will relinquish that duty after his final State of the City Address scheduled for Monday, Jan. 27.

WILX will televise the speech at 7:00 p.m. that evening.