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Trump buries the hatchet with former rival Ted Cruz. Also on the Tuesday rundown: New Mexico voters face a tough choice over diversifying the state's economy; and Florida’s environmental concerns prompt a new institute to inform the public.

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Public News Service - MI: Budget Policy & Priorities

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore had an $18 million maintenance backlog in 2017. (USFWS/Flickr)

LANSING, Mich. — A U.S. Senate committee could vote as soon as Tuesday on a measure that could inject billions of dollars into national parks across the nation, including those in Michigan. If passed, the Restore Our Parks Act would approve up to $6.5 billion over five years to be used to ad

Michigan voters approved the School Aid Fund in 1994 to support K-12 education. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan children will be missing out on almost $1 billion in funding this school year, and a new report blames what it calls "state budgeting gimmicks." Voters approved the School Aid Fund more than two decades ago to support K-through-12 education. But research from the

Michigan's five national parks attract 2.5 million people every year. (James Sisk/Flickr)

LANSING, Mich. – National parks in Michigan and around the nation could get some much needed TLC if Congress acts to provide much needed financial support. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is promoting bipartisan legislation that would address the $12 billion maintenance backlog at

Mediterranean Island International Foods is an immigrant-owned store in Grand Rapids that employs 25 people and offers products from 25 different countries. (MLPP)<br />

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – While the immigration debate tops national headlines, immigrant entrepreneurs are busy strengthening Michigan communities, according to a new report by the Michigan League for Public Policy. The report says immigrants account for 12 percent of business owners in the sta

Nearly 294,000 Michiganders are enrolled in a federal insurance marketplace plan for 2018. (Twenty20.com)

LANSING, Mich. – The future of health-care coverage is top of mind for many Michiganders, who will be heading to the polls next week for the state's primary election. While Republican lawmakers work to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and some Democrats promote a government-run system, others

The National Park Service estimates that the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Seashore needs almost $17 million in repairs. (National Park Service)

LANSING, Mich. – Legislation to fund billions of dollars in deferred maintenance in America’s national parks gets a hearing in Washington on Wednesday. The Restore Our Parks Act would set up a fund dedicated to national parks using money from onshore and offshore drilling for oil, gas

In non-presidential election years, typically two-thirds of the people who turn out to vote are age 50 or older. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. — The November election is pivotal for Michigan's future, and a new effort is underway to encourage all Michiganders to make their voices heard. AARP Michigan is kicking off its Be the Difference campaign to engage more voters in the midterm election. Manager of advocacy for A

One of the bills promoted by ALEC would require stickers listing gas taxes at the pump, which critics charge is a way to turn voters against tax increases meant to fund infrastructure. (Cohdra/Morguefile)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The American Legislative Exchange Council holds its annual Spring Task Force Summit Friday at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids. The group of conservative lawmakers and private-sector corporate members is set to discuss a number of bills that ALEC will attempt t

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