Bernero vows to veto Lansing budget

May 22, 2013
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Elected officials in Lansing are nearing the end of their annual give and take over the city’s next budget.  

By a 5-3 vote Monday night, the city council approved a roughly $115 million spending plan that eliminated a number of items supported by Mayor Virg Bernero.  The mayor has promised a veto.  

Mayor Bernero talks with Current State's Mark Bashore about what he can and can’t accept, and about several developments have unfolded just in the 24 hours.

Current State #92 | May 22, 2013

May 22, 2013

Today on Current State: Lansing mayor Virg Bernero on the city budget process; the new "bible of psychiatry" is published and "Neighbors in Action" features The Gift of Life.

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Today, the new Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders, or D.S.M. -5 as it’s more commonly known, comes out.  Often called the “Bible of Psychiatry,” the new 947-page manual outlines diagnoses for hundreds of mental disorders.  Published by the American Psychiatric Association, the manual is broadly influential, affecting mental health professionals, insurance companies, the court system, and pharmaceutical and mental health research. 

Neighbors in Action: Gift of Life

May 22, 2013

Each Wednesday, Current State presents “Neighbors in Action,” which features people and organizations working to make our community a better place.  This week we feature Gift of Life, which facilitates organ donorship in Michigan.

Mark Bashore talks with communications specialist Betsy Miner-Swartz and Patty Jo Herndon, president of the Michigan Donor Family Council and a sister of an organ donor.