Jan. 25, 2002 CNS Budget

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BUDGET QUESTIONS: We’ll be meeting with state budget officials Monday. Maybe there will be some answers, maybe not.

Articles for week of Friday, January 25, 2002

  • BROADBAND — Some lawmakers question the need for expanding broadband communication services as proposed by Gov. Engler in his State of the State Address. By Tracey Glazener. FOR MACOMB, ROMEO, LANSING & MIDLAND.

  • EDUCATIONBUDGET — Monroe County educators are hoping that state budget decisions come soon enough that they can adjust local budgets up or down for the next school year. By Audrey Barney. FOR MONROE.

  • HEALTHCARE — Prudent cost management will help more low-income patients in Michigan gain access to high-quality care and medications under a new program of the Department of Community Health. By Chris Yagelo. FOR U.P.

  • NOWWELFARE — The state chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) wants to promote job training for single women over legislation aimed at promoting marriage as a “cure for poverty.” By Catherine Byrne. FOR SOUTH BEND, LANSING, C&G & ALL POINTS.

  • WASTE — Trash imported from other states or Canada must be wrapped and sealed when dumping, under a bill seeking tougher inspection guidelines. By Maureen O’Hara. FOR C&G, LANSING & ALL POINTS.

  • SOSREACTION — Traverse City area legislators liked the positive spin Gov. Engler put on his State of the State message, but some other lawmakers felt that he ignored reality. By Elizabeth Daneff. FOR LEELANAU & TRAVERSE CITY.

  • HEALTHCLINIC — Lansing health clinic officials say emergency funds raised will keep the program operating only until September. By Wanda Reese. FOR LANSING.

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