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The Rundown: Quinn's budget, Midwestern fight for highly-skilled foreigners

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Michigan Governor Rick Snyder calls himself the most pro-immigrant governor in the country. (AP/File)

Here's what's on deck for Wednesday's Eight Forty-Eight:

Listen to this Niala Boodhoo and Steve Tobocman

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Immigration in the Midwest: While Alabama was putting out the most restrictive laws against illegal immigrants in the country, Dayton officials were putting out the welcome mat. And they’re not alone. Changing Gears reporter Niala Boodhoo details what the Midwest is doing to woo highly-skilled foreigners. And, Steve Tobocman from Global Detroit, a regional economic development initiative, explains how Michigan has led the way on attracting foreign investment and talent.

Budget preview: WBEZ reporters Sam Hudzik and Kristen McQueary tell Eight Forty-Eight what to expect from Governor Pat Quinn’s budget address and how he might tackle taxes, Medicaid and pension reform.

Chicago’s Cultural Plan: After attending Tuesday night’s meeting at the National Museum of Mexican Art, Alison Cuddy brings an update on the city’s proposed 2012 Cultural Plan.

Jim DeRogatis: WBEZ blogger and Sound Opinions co-host stops by to talk Oscar music and take your calls at 312.923.9239.

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