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Stateside for Wednesday, April 30, 2014


It has been 20 years since Michigan passed Proposal A - the then-new system for school funding. But two decades on – there’s lots of agreement that Prop A needs to be overhauled.

Today on Stateside, we took a look at reforming K-12 education spending in Michigan.

Also during today’s show we hear about the weather. After the bitter winter, one forecaster says we should probably expect a cooler and wetter summer.

And “stop employment discrimination against gays.” That is the challenge coming from the Business Leaders for Michigan. As part of its 2014 Michigan Turnaround Plan, the group is challenging Michigan leaders to pass an anti-discrimination law that includes protections for LGBT workers - something the state's current Elliott-Larsen Civil  Rights Act does not provide.

The President and CEO of the Business Leaders for Michigan, Doug Rothwell, joined us today.

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