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Wed May 21, 2014
Stateside for Wednesday, May 21, 2014
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is considering the largest sale of state-managed forest land in its history to a British Columbia-based limestone mining company.
So who gets to decide if the Canadian company can buy 10,000 acres to set up a mine in the Upper Peninsula?
On today’s Stateside we looked at what the proposed limestone mining operation could mean for UP residents.
Then a rare, 80-year old American Agave plant at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens is nearly ready to bloom – for its first and only time.
First on the show, the first votes by state lawmakers on a $195 million cash infusion for Detroit happened today.
The newly formed House Committee on Detroit's Recovery and Michigan's Future approved an 11-bill package. The measures now go to the full state House.
While Gov. Snyder supports the current deal, many of his fellow Republicans appear to be balking – especially after a threat of political retribution from the Koch brothers' political network.