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Michigan National Guard fights to keep its share of funding

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This month, the U-S House will begin debating, amending and re-writing President Obama’s proposed 2015 defense budget. Over the next five years, the administration proposes spending $115-billion above the cap Congress enacted as part of the budget sequestration process. The plan could set up a showdown between Congress and the White House, and that could affect funding for the Michigan National Guard.Current State’s Kevin Lavery reports that Michigan has no active duty military bases like some states. Instead, we have a number of Army and Air National Guard facilities.

Major General Gregory Vadnais, the adjutant general of the Michigan National Guard, is worried these cuts could put our national security at significant  risk. 

Kevin Lavery served as a general assignment reporter and occasional local host for Morning Edition and All Things Considered before retiring in 2023.
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