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State budget director Chris Kolb and the Legislature’s Republican leaders say they’ve reached a preliminary budget deal.  We have more from Rick Pluta.


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A state budget panel has determined that Michigan’s budget picture is bleak, but not as bad as the forecasts from earlier this year.  We have more from Rick Pluta.


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Governor Gretchen Whitmer says she’s aware parents, students, and teachers are anxious for details on back-to-school plans.  But, as we hear from Rick Pluta, she says there’s still too much uncertainty about how the spread of COVID-19 might affect those plans.


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Post-election, there are changes in the make-up of the state legislature annd top-elected offices in Michigan. In Part 1 of Issues of the Environment, the Michigan League of Conservation Voters called the election outcomes "a win."  Are the sentiments of the Michigan Environmental Council the same? In Part 2, 89.1 WEMU's David Fair looks for the answer in a conversation with MEC President, Chris Kolb.