Michigan Hopes Stimulus Will Relieve Budget Pain 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 is already more than $1 billion. Michigan is relying on federal stimulus money to address the lion's share of its budget problems.
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Michigan Hopes Stimulus Will Relieve Budget Pain

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Michigan Hopes Stimulus Will Relieve Budget Pain

Michigan Hopes Stimulus Will Relieve Budget Pain

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.