© 2022 Michigan State University Board of Trustees
Public Media from Michigan State University
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Mich. Govt. TV will go 24/7 to air budget battles

By AP

LANSING, MI – Viewers statewide will have ringside seats as lawmakers struggle to reach a budget deal and avoid an Oct. 1 government shutdown.

Michigan Government Television said Friday it will begin providing around-the-clock coverage Monday that will continue until 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9. The cable station usually is on from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays.

The expanded coverage will let viewers watch legislative sessions that could extend overnight and into weekends as lawmakers work to nail down a budget deal by the Oct. 1 start of the budget year.

MGTV also plans to show the Oct. 6-7 Michigan Supreme Court hearings during the first week of the court's new session.

MGTV is available on most cable systems statewide. Stations can be found on the MGTV Web site.

News from WKAR will never be behind a paywall. Ever. We need your help to keep our coverage free for everyone. Please consider supporting the news you rely on with a donation today. You can support our journalism for as little as $5. Every contribution, no matter the size, propels our vital coverage. Thank you.