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Politics & Government
Wed February 6, 2013
Stateside: Getting ready for the Governor's budget
The following is a summary of a previously recorded interview. To hear the complete segment, click the audio above.
News out of Lansing: Governor Snyder announced today that he supports expanding Medicaid eligibility to hundreds of thousands of Michigan residents without insurance.
The expansion comes under the Obama administration's health care overhaul.... and there are benefits for states that decide to expand Medicaid. The federal government will pick up the entire cost in the first three years... and 90 percent over the long haul.
But, Snyder is likely to run into resistance from fellow Republicans who are opposed to the Affordable Health Care law.
Meanwhile, the Governor is also gearing up to deliver his budget proposal for fiscal year 2013-2014 tomorrow. You could say, unveiling the proposal begins the "debate" (sometimes putting that kindly) in Lansing over what should and should not be funded.
So which programs and initiatives could be winners? And which could be losers in the Governor's spending plan? And in what the Legislature ultimately does with it?
Cyndy talked with Chris Gautz, Capitol Correspondent for Crain's Detroit Business and Dave Eggart, the Lansing reporter for the Associated Press.