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Stateside: Budget standoff in Lansing; bipartisan podcast; pandemic wedding woes

Mar 10, 2021

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Today, on Stateside, federal money is still trapped in a deadlock over Michigan’s budget. Plus, there’s an unconventional ring to wedding bells this past year. Stateside talked to two folks planning nuptials in an ever-changing pandemic.

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  • Norris Howard is a journalist working in Detroit.
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