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Politics & Culture
Thu August 15, 2013
Stateside for Thursday, August 15th, 2013
Billions and billions of federal dollars, hundreds of different policies, all rest in the U.S. Farm Bill. With very little bipartisanship in Washington these days, it's not too surprising that it's taken so long for Congress to make a deal on the legislation. But, time is running out. Why can’t the 2013 Farm Bill just get done and what does it means for the Michigan and U.S. economies?
And, we took a temperature-check. Just how do local officials think the state Legislature is doing?
Also, the Dearborn Planning Commission approved changes in rules governing the way residents may use their garages, but some people in the Arab community feel the changes are a direct slap at them.
First on the show, there's been an apology from Detroit's emergency manager for those now-infamous comments made in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. That's where Kevyn Orr described Detroit in these words: "For a long time the city was dumb, lazy, happy and rich."
Orr offered up a mea culpa in an interview with WXYZ-TV.
What effect will those words and the apology have on Orr's ability to work with Detroit leaders and citizens?
Detroit News business columnist Daniel Howes joined us today.