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Politics & Government

Stateside for Thursday, August 29th, 2013

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Some schools in Michigan are going all out trying to entice parents to enroll their kids with incentives and gimmicks. That's because more students means more per-pupil funding -- but with gift cards, Kindles, and even a car?
 
On today's show, we asked when is enough enough?
 
And, then, with the long-labor day weekend soon upon us, we looked back and learned how Labor Day was celebrated in Michigan in the 1800s.
 
But first, we met up with Detroit News business columnist Daniel Howes and spoke with him about how Detroit got the spotlight for the three hours of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" today. The show was broadcast live from the Ford Flat Rock Assembly Plant to highlight the fact that Ford is switching production of its Fusion from Mexico to Flat Rock - spending $550 million to tune-up the Flat Rock plant, and adding 1,400 jobs at the plant.