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Lessenberry on Trump budget cuts, MSU faculty senate no-confidence vote, and Art Van founder's death

Feb 14, 2018

President Donald Trump's new budget proposal would cut 90 percent of the funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. The program helps clean up the lakes and protect them against invasive species.

The administration tried to slash the Initiative's budget last year and there was strong push back. 

Michigan Radio's "Morning Edition" host Doug Tribou and senior news analyst Jack Lessenberry discuss the president's decision to try again. 

They also talk about how the Michigan State University Faculty Senate passed a vote of no confidence in the schools’ Board of Trustees yesterday, Lansing's accidental lapse of local ordinances, and the death of Art Van furniture founder Archie Van Elslander.