The Craig Fahle Show

Podcast 04.16.14 Bankruptcy Deal, Budget Priorities, Childhood Education

Wednesday April 16, 2014

A tentative deal has been reached between Detroit bankruptcy officials and pension board leaders. The proposed cuts to retiree benefits are "dramatically lower than initially proposed," according to The Detroit Free Press. A Lansing reporter round-table discussion on The Craig Fahle Show dissects what this year's budget priorities will be. Will the budget for the coming fiscal year include more than a billion dollars in additional transportation funding as Governor Rick Snyder has called for? Sharnita Johnson, program officer at the Kellogg Foundation, Ann Kalass, CEO at Starfish Family Services and Jeffrey Capizzano, president of the Policy Equity Group discuss the importance of early childhood education. Head Start students are more likely to complete high school, attend college and have a better health outcome. As well as the weekly Metro Times segment with reporter, Ryan Felton on this year's marijuana issue.