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Governor Gretchen Whitmer yesterday signed a $62.7 billion state budget as the new fiscal year begins today.  We have more from Rick Pluta.


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Public health and education are expected to be two main components in the State of Michigan’s 2021 fiscal year budget that lawmakers will vote on later this week.  

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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.


Washtenaw County

Allocating funding for the Washtenaw County Health Department will be a main topic of discussion during Wednesday's Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners meeting.  

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Legislature’s Republican leaders have reached a deal to address a shortfall in the current budget caused by COVID-19 and its impact on the state’s economy.  We have more from Rick Pluta.


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The visual arts scene is a vital part of the Washtenaw County community.  In this edition of "Art and Soul," WEMU’s Lisa Barry and state and local arts leader Omari Rush talk to Elizabeth Youngs about the new Gutman Gallery opening in Ann Arbor.


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Governor Gretchen Whitmer is urging the Legislature to return to Lansing to vote on the state budget and revenue to fix the roads.  GOP leaders say they won’t be pushed.  Rick Pluta was with the governor during a stop at a community college in Detroit.


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Michigan schools will finalize their budgets today but without knowing how much money they’ll have to work with.  Cheyna Roth reports.