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Mayor Greg Fischer releases his budget proposal for the next fiscal year, new developments in the Barbara Shanklin removal trial and a senate run for former Miss America Heather French Henry becomes a possibility—these topics and more will be covered today on Byline.

Metro Louisville’s budget process has begun. WFPL’s Phillip M. Bailey will discuss what changes Fischer is proposing as the Metro Council begins taking a look.

Meanwhile, an ethics watchdog group is calling on Metro Councilman Dan Johnson to step down from the removal trial of his council colleague Barbara Shanklin. Bailey and WFPL’s Devin Katayama will discuss the latest developments.

Later, Kentucky Public Radio’s Kenny Colston will discuss the latest name raised as a Democratic challenger to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell in 2016.

We’ll also have a Decode DC story on the lives of immigrants as the immigration debate rages on, and WFPL’s Erin Keane will give the weekly arts update.

Byline starts at 1 p.m. Friday. Listen at 89.3 or stream at WFPL.org.