8/20/15: Roads, the House, and School Enrollment
Student enrollment is shrinking in Michigan's public schools, forcing districts to close buildings and make cuts due to a drop in enrollment-based revenue. The MiWeek team weighs in on the financial fallout and whether this trend will ever reverse. Plus, State lawmakers are still trying to get a $1.2 billion roads funding package passed. Now, Republicans are trying to get the support of Democrats, and it could be tied to an effort to collect income tax from Detroit residents who work outside the city. The team discusses the political maneuvering, plus they'll take a look at the latest in the sex scandal involving two members of the House and what could be on the Legislature's fall agenda.
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