richardville http://michiganradio.org en Will cities, villages and townships lose revenue sharing again? http://michiganradio.org/post/will-cities-villages-and-townships-lose-revenue-sharing-again <p>As the State of Michigan struggles with its budget, there’s been a steady decline in the amount of money going back to cities, villages and townships. The legislature is looking at cutting more.</p> Mon, 17 Jan 2011 11:12:19 +0000 Lester Graham 880 at http://michiganradio.org Will cities, villages and townships lose revenue sharing again? Members of 'The Quadrant' sit down and talk (on TV) http://michiganradio.org/post/members-quadrant-sit-down-and-talk-tv <p>Michigan's <a href="http://www.michiganradionews.org/post/new-leaders-capitol">four new legislative leaders</a> all sat down together yesterday for an interview.&nbsp; The four include Republican Senate Majority Leader <a href="http://www.michiganradionews.org/post/richardville-likely-take-top-spot-among-state-senators">Randy Richardville</a>, Democratic Senate Minority Leader <a href="http://www.michiganradionews.org/term/gretchen-whitmer">Gretchen Whitmer</a>, Republican Speaker of the House<a href="http://www.gophouse.com/welcome.asp?District=63"> Jase Bolger</a> and Democratic House Minority Leader <a href="http://048.housedems.com/">Rich Hammel</a>.&nbsp; The four are known as "The Quadrant."</p><p>In an interview on the public television program "<a href="http://wkar.org/offtherecord/">Off the Record</a>," the Legislature’s new Republican leaders said <a href="http://www.michiganradionews.org/post/state-employee-pay-targeted-budget-battles">public employees and local governments</a> will have to share in the pain of budget cuts to help address Michigan’s<a href="http://michiganradionews.org/post/michigans-16-billion-budget-hole"> fiscal problems</a>.</p><p>As Rick Pluta reports:</p><blockquote><p>Richardville and Bolger said state employees will likely see reductions in their paychecks and benefits. The Democratic leaders said they want to work with Republicans, but will fight efforts to impose more cuts on public employees and local governments.</p></blockquote><p>To find out more about the state's four new Legislative leaders check out <a href="http://domemagazine.com/features/cov1110">Dome Magazine</a> where columnist Susan Demas has a great profile of The Quadrant. Fri, 07 Jan 2011 12:21:26 +0000 Zoe Clark 787 at http://michiganradio.org Members of 'The Quadrant' sit down and talk (on TV)