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Politics & Government

Lawmakers wrap up budget; what's next?

The Lansing capitol dome with a blue sky behind it and trees in front of it
Lester Graham
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Michigan Radio
Battles over the next state budget are heating up.

Gov. Rick Snyder this week signed the $54 billion state budget that pays for schools, universities, prisons, and more. That marks about six months of activity for the newest Michigan Legislature.

Susan Demas, publisher of Inside Michigan Politics, and Ken Sikkema, former Senate Majority Leader and senior policy fellow at Public Sector Consultants, joined Michigan Radio's Jenn White. They talk about where the state is investing money and where it's pulling back.

They also discuss what the legislative agenda so far says about this group of lawmakers and what's likely to come out of the Capitol next. 

Here's their conversation:

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