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Politics & Government

How the $1 trillion federal budget deal might help Michigan

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The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, or "Super Committee," failed to come up with a compromise to reduce the deficit. Michigan members of the Super Committee spoke about the experience.

What a difference three months makes.

After the knock-down, drag-out budget debacle that shut the government down in October, here we are in January. And, perhaps goaded by the furious reaction of most Americans to last fall’s budget showdown, last week saw both chambers of Congress quietly and meekly passing a $1 trillion federal budget deal.

Detroit Free Press Washington reporter Todd Spangler joined us today to talk about this deal.