concord coalition http://michiganradio.org en Budget Workshop (audio) http://michiganradio.org/post/budget-workshop-audio <p>Michigan Democratic Congressman Gary Peters is partnering with the non-partisan Concord Coalition to present a town hall forum tonight.</p><p>Peters and the Coalition will lay out some facts and details of the federal government&rsquo;s revenue and expenses, and then people will break into groups to talk about how to balance the budget. Michigan Radio&#39;s Jennifer White sat down with Peters to get more on the forum.</p><p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/michigan/local-michigan-975324.mp3</p><p>Democratic and Republican leaders are locked in an ongoing struggle over the federal budget.</p><p>Congressman Peters says:</p><blockquote><p>&quot;We&rsquo;ve got a standoff in Washington. People aren&rsquo;t working together. There are a lot of special interests involved pulling and tugging there.&quot;</p></blockquote><p>The goal of the forum is to introduce some non-partisan, common-sense problem solving in to the mix, according to Peters.</p><p> Tue, 28 Jun 2011 20:32:15 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 3056 at http://michiganradio.org Budget Workshop (audio)