federal aid http://michiganradio.org en Federal money may be on the table for Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/federal-money-may-be-table-detroit <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kevyn Orr has wrapped up his two days of meeting with lawmakers in Lansing. His goal was to win support for some $350 million as the state's share in the so-called grand bargain.&nbsp;</span></p><p>We shift our focus to money not from the state capitol, but the nation's capitol.&nbsp;</p><p>Republicans, even some Democrats, are dead-set against the idea of a federal bailout for Detroit. GOP Senator David Vitter of Louisiana tried and failed last fall to get a law passed to prevent federal money from ever going to the city.&nbsp;</p><p>But are the tides changing?&nbsp;</p><p>The Obama Administration and Michigan officials are now in talks to give Detroit $100 million federal dollars for blight remediation, and just last week Treasury Secretary Jack Lew visited Detroit.&nbsp;</p><p>Detroit Free Press Washington, D.C. reporter Todd Spangler joined us.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.&nbsp;</em></p><p> Thu, 01 May 2014 20:08:01 +0000 Stateside Staff 17450 at http://michiganradio.org Federal money may be on the table for Detroit Should the US cut off aid to Egypt? Michigan US Senators cautious http://michiganradio.org/post/should-us-cut-aid-egypt-michigan-us-senators-cautious <p>Michigan’s two U.S. Senators say the Obama administration should act cautiously to calls to cut off U.S. aid to Egypt.</p><p>The U.S. sends $1.5 billion in Military and Economic aid to the Egyptian government.</p><p>Critics say all U.S. aid should be cut in response to the Egyptian military’s overthrow of the elected government and the clashes involving the Muslim Brotherhood that has followed.</p><p>Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow says the situation needs further review before taking action to shut down the aid to Egypt.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 16:15:59 +0000 Steve Carmody 14049 at http://michiganradio.org Should the US cut off aid to Egypt? Michigan US Senators cautious