Politics & Government
7:33 am
Wed January 30, 2013

The week in Michigan politics

Emily Fox talks with Political Analyst Jack Lessenberry about this week in politics.

In this week in Michigan politics, Emily Fox speaks with Michigan Radio's Political Analyst Jack Lessenberry about Detroit City Council tabling discussion of the possible state lease of Detroit's Belle Isle Park.

The proposal would have let the State Department of Natural Resources manage the land as a State Park for 30 years. Now it looks like state will take the offer off the table if Detroit City Council doesn't act fast.

Jack weighs in on why the City Council is not coming to agreement on this issue.

Jack also discusses what the future holds for former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway.

Hathaway pleaded guilty to bank fraud yesterday.  She could face a sentence of up to 18 months. Hathaway concealed income and temporarily transferred assets out of her name in order to get favorable terms for a short sale of her house she owned.