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congressman and water bottles
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Congress returns to work Tuesday after a month-long recess.  The mounting cost of Hurricane Harvey will undoubtedly be on lawmakers’ minds as they set to work on the 2018 federal budget.  WKAR's Kevin Lavery talks with U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (MI-5) of Flint to talk about the task of crafting a national funding strategy.


 

Skyler Ashley / WKAR-MSU

MSU is turning its parking lots into a valuable energy supply. 


“We Got It Done.” Governor Signs Budget

Jul 14, 2017
WKAR-MSU

Michigan has a budget. The governor signed the 2018 spending plan Friday in Grand Rapids.

Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

The Republican-led Michigan House approved a $56.7 billion budget Tuesday that includes significantly more funding for at-risk students and a modest boost in traditional state aid for K-12 districts.

environmental cleanup
Flickr - NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

A Michigan panel has approved a $15 million cut to environmental cleanup spending as work continues to finalize the state budget.

picture of the Michigan Capitol Building
pkaychelle / Flickr

Republican lawmakers could approve a state budget without the agreement of Gov. Rick Snyder for the first time in his tenure after they reached an impasse over making newly hired school employees ineligible for a pension in retirement.

City of Lansing Approves $128 Million Budget

May 16, 2017
Lansing
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

The Lansing City Council approved Mayor Virg Bernero's 2018 budget. 


state capitol building
WKAR File Photo

House: Revenue unchanged overall, but down in general fund. 

city seal with flags
WKAR File Photo

The city of Lansing continues to struggle under mounting debt obligations to its retirees.  Now, an outside review is shedding light on the numbers.


portrait
courtesy / PBS

President Trump's proposed 2018 budget would eliminate all funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  CPB helps financially sustain public radio and television stations across the U.S., including WKAR.  PBS president and CEO Paula Kerger is trying to prevent that loss of funding. She speaks to the Detroit Economic Club on Friday.


Michigan shows economic growth

Sen. Gary Peters photo at MSU's FRIB
Courtesy photo / Sen. Gary Peters

The omnibus spending bill Congress passed last week includes sizeable dollars for the FRIB project at MSU, and for Great Lakes restoration projects. We talk with Democratic Sen. Gary Peters about what’s in the new federal budget.


WKAR File Photo

Lansing's elected officials have begun discussions over the city's fiscal 2016 budget.  

Among other items, Mayor Virg Bernero's proposed spending plan calls for the creation new, high-ranking position at the Lansing Board of Water & Light.  

There's also ongoing discussion over pay raises for the mayor, city clerk and city council set to take effect on July 1.

Lansing city councilmember Carol Wood talks about budget issues...and about a recent ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) operation at City Hall.

Councilmember Wood on new Lansing budget

May 21, 2014
Flickr - Michigan State Historical Preservation Office

The Lansing City Council approved a 2015 fiscal year budget totaling $118 million on Monday night. The budget debate was less intense than in recent years since the city did not face a deficit. The document was essentially the same one proposed by Mayor Virg Bernero back in March.

EL budget aims more spending at roads

Apr 15, 2014
Flickr - Mark Sardella

East Lansing officials are working on the city’s budget for the coming fiscal year. The $32.7 million spending plan features a small millage rate cut for 2015. There will be meetings and public forums on the budget over the next few weeks.

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