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On this edition of WestSouthwest, State Representative Aaron Miller on the budget, taxes, road funding and more. And Michigan Immigrant Rights Center Attorney Susan Reed discusses immigration reform. 

  

Michigan United

President Obama issued an executive order last year to shield some undocumented immigrants from deportation. But a federal judge has issued an injunction holding up that order, and Congress is at a standoff over the President's action. Some Republicans want to hold up funding to the Department of Homeland Security. Susan Reed, Lead Attorney for the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center in Kalamazoo, says it helps to create more confusion around the issue of immigration. 

  

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State Representative Aaron Miller says he can support a tax increase as part of a comprehensive package for road funding. But he says lawmakers and the Snyder administration can do better than the plan which includes an increase in the state sales tax. 


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(Lansing-MPRN) Concealed weapons bills similar to ones Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed last month are one step closer to heading back to his desk. The state House approved legislation on Tuesday that would overhaul the way Michigan approves concealed pistol licenses. 

Melissa Benmark, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) There’s a new fight underway at the state Capitol over Michigan’s tax credit for film, TV, and digital video projects. And some advocates for the subsidy say the debate itself is harming efforts to create a thriving Michigan movie and video entertainment business. 

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