debt ceiling http://michiganradio.org en Debbie Stabenow on the government shutdown http://michiganradio.org/post/debbie-stabenow-government-shutdown <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Senate Majority Leader Harry Reed (D-Nev.) says a bipartisan deal has been reached, a deal that would avoid a U.S. default and it would end the partial government shutdown. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Speaking on the senate floor, Reed thanked Republican leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for working out the agreement, an agreement to reopen the government through January 15th and increase the nation&rsquo;s borrowing authority through February </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">7</span><sup>th</sup><sup>.</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Now that the deal&rsquo;s in place the House and Senate still need to vote to approve the legislation.</span></p><p>Michigan Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow joined us today to give us her perspective on the issue.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 21:05:33 +0000 Stateside Staff 14861 at http://michiganradio.org Debbie Stabenow on the government shutdown As the debt ceiling deadline looms, Michigan's budget director says he's 'nervous' http://michiganradio.org/post/debt-ceiling-deadline-looms-michigans-budget-director-says-hes-nervous <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In today&#39;s top story in the </span><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/15/us/politics/seeking-deal-to-avert-default-lawmakers-to-meet-obama.html?hp&amp;_r=0" style="line-height: 1.5;">New York Times</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, &quot;officials from several states&quot; described potential consequences should our representatives in Congress fail to meet Thursday&#39;s debt ceiling deadline.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Michigan&#39;s budget director says the state is preparing for the unknown.</span></p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 15:09:36 +0000 Mark Brush 14843 at http://michiganradio.org As the debt ceiling deadline looms, Michigan's budget director says he's 'nervous'