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Hello friends. Today we’re covering StateBudgetPalooza, in which Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed all 16 budget bills sent at the 11th hour by Republicans, but only after making 147 line-item vetoes totaling nearly $1 billion, unleashing hilarity on the Great Lakes State. Is this any kind of way to do state budgeting? We discuss.

Elsewhere, soccer correspondent Fletcher Sharpe joins us to run down the big news that Detroit City FC will launch a women’s team in 2020 to compete in the United Women’s Soccer, the second-tier pro league.


  • Auburn Hills police are looking for two people who allegedly broke into a shack and loaded an adult video onto a digital billboard on I-75 over the weekend. Someone on our Facebook page called it the “best crime of 2019”
  • A house owned by a nonprofit run by state Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo, D-Detroit, was inexplicably and mysteriously demolished.
  • And chef Max Hardy may be closing his River Bistro in northwest Detroit, but he’s added a second night to his Jamaican Reggae Dinner pop-up at Frame in Hazel Park on Saturday. Deets here.

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