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The Michigan Public Radio Network’s Capitol Bureau Chief Rick Pluta says the current debate among Republicans in the Legislature boils down to “Which services are going to get cut? By how much? In order to do what?”


On WestSouthwest, members of Western Michigan University's Climate Change Work Group join us just ahead of Earth Day. And the latest report on child well being in Michigan from the Michigan League for Public Policy. 

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Members of the Climate Change Work Group at Western Michigan University say they are concerned about a number of issues with the Trump administration, but climate change is at the top of the list.

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While the economy might be improving for some, The Kids Count Project Director at the Michigan League for Public Policy, Alicia Guevara Warren, says many people especially children are being left behind.


On WestSouthwest, The Citizen's Research Council of Michigan proposes restructuring local government in Michigan. And the Waterfront Film Festival has a new permanent home in Holland.