Michigan Hopes Stimulus Will Relieve Budget Pain

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Michigan has announced big budget cuts that will reduce payments to health care providers and force police layoffs. But that won't be enough to address a budget deficit that's already more than$1 billion. Michigan is relying on federal stimulus money to address the lion's share of its budget problems.

Rick Pluta reports for Michigan Public Radio.



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