Stateside for Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Oct 31, 2013

Governor Snyder and Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr both took the stand this week at Detroit's bankruptcy eligibility hearings. That's as business leaders met in the city to discuss the future. We'll take a look at these two contrasting events later on today's show.

And, just how was Halloween celebrated decades and decades ago in Michigan? We'll find out.

Also, starting tomorrow, families who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, are going to have to tighten those proverbial belts even more.

That's because a temporary boost in the food stamp funding is expiring as of November 1, and that means SNAP recipients will see their benefits shrink.

Melissa Smith is a Senior Policy Analyst for the Michigan League for Public Policy.

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