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Stateside for Wednesday, April 17th, 2013


On today's show: we continue our look at road-funding Michigan.

There's a new proposal out this week in the state House that would shift the way we pay for road and bridge repairs, but can it really pass with both Democratic and Republican support?

And later in the show - it really is true - everything that's old is new again. We talk with one Michigan man who is trying to revive the cassette tape.

We start with immigration.

The so-called gang of eight have released their immigration reform proposal. The formal introduction of the bipartisan bill – known as the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013” was filed last night at 2 a.m.

The legislation, all 844 pages of it, would enact sweeping changes to the nation’s immigration laws. President Obama says the bill is a compromise that doesn’t give everyone everything they want, but he’s urging the Senate to move forward with it.

Gov. Snyder likes to call himself the nation’s most pro-immigration Governor.

Rick Pluta, Lansing Bureau Chief for the Michigan Public Radio Network, was with the Governor this afternoon and we spoke with him about what the Gov. thinks of this bill.

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