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Stateside for Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Today on the show, high schools across Michigan are turning out fewer graduates. With the graduate pool shrinking, colleges and universities are searching for ways to make up the gap.

And, then, rebounding home values in Michigan mean more people are able to tap into quick cash through home equity loans., but that might not necessarily be such a good thing.

But first we start in Lansing. That's where last night, the state Senate approved legislation to extend Medicaid benefits to hundreds of thousands of Michigan residents.

The measure initially failed when it didn’t get the 20 votes needed to pass. But, then, the chamber agreed to reconsider the bill, and it passed with Republican Senator Tom Casperson switching his vote to ‘yes.” Governor Snyder praised the Senate yesterday for moving the bill forward.

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