January 18, 2002 CNS Budget

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Articles for week of Friday, January 18, 2002

  • MEDICAIDFUNDS — Two Ludington area hospitals already face sharp losses from Medicaid funding and worry that more problems are ahead. By Tracey Glazener. FOR LUDINGTON.

  • TERMLIMITS — The Greenville area’s two current legislators are in their final year due to term limits but plan a busy schedule as others applaud their services. By Audrey Barney. FOR GREENVILLE.

  • UPSCHOOLS — U.P. educators are gloomy about funding as they await word on whether the state will hold to its promises for at least basic financing of schools. By Chris Yagelo. FOR U.P.

  • BALLASTWATER — A new state law to further regulate release of ballast in the Great Lakes is taking effect and advocates hope it’ll curb the invasion of exotic aquatic species. By Allison Miriani. FOR HOLLAND & ALL POINTS.
  • SCHOOLSAFETY — Hillsdale schools set a statewide example after a new report showed that four of every 10 Michigan districts don’t have a safety plan or haven’t notified the state of one. By Catherine Byrne. FOR HILLSDALE & ALL POINTS.

  • WELFARE — Some legislators are questioning whether a tougher new rule on welfare work-week requirements may harm the very people who need help the most. By Maureen O’Hara. FOR C&G, MICHIGAN CITIZEN, MACOMB.

  • EDUCATIONCUTS — Leelanau County school budgets could tighten considerably, officials worry, as state eyes budget deficits. By Elizabeth Daneff. FOR LEELANAU.

  • SOUTHWESTSCHOOLS — Southwest Michigan schools are bracing for Gov. John Engler’s budget plan, fearing even tougher financial decisions are coming. By Elizabeth Daneff. FOR THREE RIVERS, STURGIS, SOUTH BEND.


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