week in state politics http://michiganradio.org en Week in Michigan politics: Medicaid expansion, Snyder in China, Duggan wins Detroit mayoral primary http://michiganradio.org/post/week-michigan-politics-medicaid-expansion-snyder-china-duggan-wins-detroit-mayoral-primary <p></p><p>It&#39;s Wednesday, the morning we speak with Michigan Radio&#39;s Political Analyst Jack Lessenberry about what&#39;s going on in state politics.</p><p>This week Lessenberry and Christina Shockley discuss the<a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/lawmakers-set-give-final-approval-medicaid-expansion"> approval of a Medicaid expansion</a> in Michigan, Governor Rick Snyder&#39;s trade mission to Asia, and Duggan becoming the <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-primary-finally-certified-now-recount">official front runner </a>of the Detroit mayoral race.</p><p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 12:33:49 +0000 Jack Lessenberry, Christina Shockley & Emily Fox 14253 at http://michiganradio.org Week in Michigan politics: Medicaid expansion, Snyder in China, Duggan wins Detroit mayoral primary The week in Michigan politics: Roads funding, lottery and welfare, human rights in Royal Oak http://michiganradio.org/post/week-michigan-politics-roads-funding-lottery-and-welfare-human-rights-royal-oak <p></p><p>This week in Michigan politics, Jack Lessenberry and Christina Shockley discuss funding proposals to fix Michigan’s roads, the number of<a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/hundreds-michigan-lottery-winners-lose-their-welfare-benefits"> lottery winners on welfare</a>, and how a <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/royal-oak-voters-decide-human-rights-ordinance">human rights ordinance</a> is moving forward in Royal Oak.</p><p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 11:58:42 +0000 Jack Lessenberry, Christina Shockley & Emily Fox 12171 at http://michiganradio.org The week in Michigan politics: Roads funding, lottery and welfare, human rights in Royal Oak The week in Michigan politics: The EM for Detroit, Blue Cross overhaul, right to work http://michiganradio.org/post/week-michigan-politics-em-detroit-blue-cross-overhaul-right-work <p></p><p>This week in Michigan politics, Christina Shockley and Jack Lessenberry discuss what's ahead for <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/detroits-emergency-manager-upbeat-about-citys-potential">Kevyn Orr</a>, the soon to be emergency manager for Detroit. They also talk about how some universities might <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/state-lawmakers-move-cut-school-and-university-funding-over-right-work-debate">face cuts</a> after renegotiating labor contracts before the right to work law goes into effect later this month, and how the Blue Cross Blue Shield overhaul will affect the majority of Michiganders in the state.</p><p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 12:34:46 +0000 Jack Lessenberry, Christina Shockley & Emily Fox 11774 at http://michiganradio.org The week in Michigan politics: The EM for Detroit, Blue Cross overhaul, right to work What's going on this week? Kilpatrick guilty, Detroit argues against EM, right to work deadline http://michiganradio.org/post/whats-going-week-kilpatrick-guilty-detroit-argues-against-em-right-work-deadline <p>This week in Michigan politics, Jack Lessenberry and Christina Shockley discuss the trial of former Detroit Mayor <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/kwame-kilpatrick-found-guilty-public-corruption-case">Kwame Kilpatrick</a>, the <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/detroit-leaders-say-deals-deal-dont-appoint-emergency-manager">debate</a> between the Detroit City Council and Governor Snyder over an impending emergency manager appointment in Detroit, and how unions are trying to get<a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/wsu-president-contract-good-school-michigan"> new contracts</a> in place before the new right to work law takes affect later this month.</p><p><em>To hear their discussion, click on the audio above.</em></p><p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 12:38:23 +0000 Jack Lessenberry, Christina Shockley & Emily Fox 11665 at http://michiganradio.org What's going on this week? Kilpatrick guilty, Detroit argues against EM, right to work deadline The week in Michigan politics http://michiganradio.org/post/week-michigan-politics-38 <p></p><p>This week in Michigan politics, Christina Shockley and Jack Lessenberry discuss the idea of increasing sales taxes on services to help fund road improvements in the state, how <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/how-will-automatic-federal-budget-cuts-affect-michigan">sequestration </a>could affect Michigan, and why a Detroit City Council meeting to discuss how to avoid a state takeover was canceled.</p><p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 13:49:21 +0000 Jack Lessenberry, Christina Shockley & Emily Fox 11437 at http://michiganradio.org The week in Michigan politics The week in Michigan politics http://michiganradio.org/post/week-michigan-politics-36 <p>In this week in Michigan politics, Michigan Radio’s Christina Shockley and Jack Lessenberry discuss the possibility for an emergency manager for Detroit, lawsuits against the state’s right to work law and funding for dredging the Great Lakes.</p><p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 13:42:20 +0000 Jack Lessenberry, Christina Shockley & Emily Fox 11214 at http://michiganradio.org The week in Michigan politics The week in Michigan politics http://michiganradio.org/post/week-michigan-politics-35 <p>In this week in Michigan politics, Rina Miller and Jack Lessenberry discuss Governor Rick Snyder’s upcoming budget address, the final days of the <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/end-near-kilpatricks-public-corruption-trial">Kwame Kilpatrick trial</a>, and how 200 administrators in Grand Rapids Public Schools got <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/grand-rapids-schools-sends-out-first-round-pink-slips-transformation-plan">pink slipped</a>.</p><p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 12:54:54 +0000 Jack Lessenberry, Rina Miller & Emily Fox 11111 at http://michiganradio.org The week in Michigan politics The week in Michigan politics http://michiganradio.org/post/week-michigan-politics-33 <p></p><p>In this week in Michigan politics, Jack Lessenberry and Christina Shockley discuss the likelihood of Michigan having a<a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/bill-seeks-make-state-legislature-part-time"> part time legislature</a>, what will happen to former Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway and who is likely to replace her. Lessenberry and Shockley also talk about the <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/benton-harbor-s-new-emergency-manager-will-work-dog-years-hand-over-local-control">26-year-old</a> who will soon be the emergency manager for Benton Harbor.</p><p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:06:36 +0000 Jack Lessenberry, Christina Shockley & Emily Fox 10898 at http://michiganradio.org The week in Michigan politics The week in Michigan politics http://michiganradio.org/post/week-michigan-politics-30 <p></p><p>This Week in Michigan Politics, Morning Edition host Christina Shockley and Michigan Radio’s political analyst Jack Lessenberry talk about the end of the lame duck session.</p><p>Lessenberry says “this probably has been the most productive and momentous and game changing lame duck session doing back to the 1960s.”</p><p>Lessenberry says making Michigan a <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/michigan-gov-snyder-signs-right-work-law">right to work state</a> was probably the biggest moment in Michigan politics this year.</p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 12:52:16 +0000 Jack Lessenberry, Christina Shockley & Emily Fox 10437 at http://michiganradio.org The week in Michigan politics The week in Michigan politics http://michiganradio.org/post/week-michigan-politics-27 <p>This week Christina Shockley and Jack Lessenberry talked about what legislation is likely to pass before the end of the year, the <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/attempt-resolve-detroit-cash-crisis-hits-technical-snag">cash crisis</a> in Detroit, and mass transit in southeast Michigan.</p><p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 12:57:38 +0000 Jack Lessenberry, Christina Shockley & Emily Fox 10095 at http://michiganradio.org The week in Michigan politics The week in Michigan politics http://michiganradio.org/post/week-michigan-politics-24 <p>We have a special "Week in Michigan politics."</p><p>Morning Edition host Christina Shockley talks with political analyst Jack Lessenberry about the election results.</p><p>They talk about Obama's victory in the state, who won the Congressional races, how voters rejected all ballot proposals and much more.</p><p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 13:17:05 +0000 Jack Lessenberry, Christina Shockley & Emily Fox 9809 at http://michiganradio.org The week in Michigan politics The week in Michigan politics http://michiganradio.org/post/week-michigan-politics-22 <p></p><p></p><p>Every week Michigan Radio talks with political analyst Jack Lessenberry about what's been happening in Michigan politics.</p><p>This week Lessenberry and Kyle Norris talked about how Governor Rick Snyder is campaigning against all of the ballot proposals except for Proposal 1. Prop 1 involves emergency managers. And how Proposal 5, the proposal that deals with raising taxes, seems to be the most confusing and controversial proposal.</p><p>Norris and Lessenberry also discussed if Hurricane Sandy will influence Michigan voters, and how a recent Romney campaign ad claims the auto bailout resulted in GM using that money to hire more workers in China than in the U.S. Lessenberry says the ad isn't true.</p><p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 12:26:50 +0000 Jack Lessenberry, Kyle Norris & Emily Fox 9707 at http://michiganradio.org The week in Michigan politics The week in Michigan politics http://michiganradio.org/post/week-michigan-politics-21 <p>This week Christina Shockley and Jack Lessenberry talked about <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/4-things-know-about-proposal-6-bridge-vote">Proposal 6</a>, how a new report indicates that the Michigan Merit Curriculum that was implemented in high schools in 2006 has <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/study-shows-problems-michigans-high-school-academic-standards">not shown good results</a>, and how two campaign staffers of former US Representative Thadeus McCotter will <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20121023/NEWS06/121023041/Rep-McCotter-s-ex-staffers-to-face-trial-over-fraudulent-petitions?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Michigan%20news|s">stand trial</a>. They're charged with conspiring to get then-Congressman McCotter on the 2012 ballot with bogus petitions.</p><p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 12:00:58 +0000 Jack Lessenberry, Christina Shockley & Emily Fox 9592 at http://michiganradio.org The week in Michigan politics The week in Michigan Politics http://michiganradio.org/post/week-michigan-politics-19 <p>Every Wednesday Morning Edition host Christina Shockley and Michigan Radio's political analyst talk about what's been happening when it comes to politics in the state. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 12:15:17 +0000 Jack Lessenberry, Christina Shockley & Emily Fox 9340 at http://michiganradio.org The week in Michigan Politics The week in Michigan politics http://michiganradio.org/post/week-michigan-politics-13 <p>Christian Shockley checks in with Michigan political analyst Jack Lessenberry every Wednesday about what is going on in state politics. Today they discussed the results of Michigan&#39;s primary election.</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 12:22:56 +0000 Emily Fox 8597 at http://michiganradio.org The week in Michigan politics The week in Michigan politics http://michiganradio.org/post/week-michigan-politics-10 <p>It&#39;s Wednesday, which means it&#39;s time for <a href="http://michiganradio.org/people/christina-shockley">Michigan Radio&rsquo;s Christina Shockley</a> to check in with political analyst <a href="http://michiganradio.org/people/jack-lessenberry">Jack Lessenberry</a> about what&rsquo;s happening this week in Michigan politics. Today, Jack and Christina cover how there&#39;s a little something for everybody in the budget Gov. Wed, 27 Jun 2012 18:23:15 +0000 Christina Shockley & Zoe Clark 8051 at http://michiganradio.org The week in Michigan politics The week in Michigan politics http://michiganradio.org/post/week-michigan-politics-9 <p>Every Wednesday, we speak with Michigan Radio&#39;s political analyst Jack Lessenberry about what&#39;s going on in state politics. On tap for this week: Mitt Romney campaigns in Michigan, the debate over the word &quot;vagina&quot; continues at the state Capitol and Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says he&#39;d like to rid the city of its top lawyer.</p><p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 11:49:03 +0000 Christina Shockley & Zoe Clark 7950 at http://michiganradio.org The week in Michigan politics The Week in Michigan Politics http://michiganradio.org/post/week-michigan-politics-8 <p>Every Wednesday we sit down with Michigan Radio&#39;s Political Analyst Jack Lessenberry to take a look at the political stories making news this week in Michigan. Today: the state budget is one step closer to being finalized, reports say an announcement on a new Detroit to Windsor international bridge could be coming soon, and we take a look at what Scott Walker&#39;s win in Wisconsin yesterday means for Michigan.</p> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 11:59:34 +0000 Christina Shockley & Zoe Clark 7778 at http://michiganradio.org The Week in Michigan Politics The Week in Michigan Politics http://michiganradio.org/post/week-michigan-politics-6 <p>Every Wednesday morning we check in with Michigan Radio&#39;s political analyst Jack Lessenberry to talk about the week&#39;s political news in the state. On tap for this morning: The Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled that review teams that are deciding whether or not a city or school district is in financial crisis can meet behind closed doors, some Detroit officials say the consent agreement the city has with the state is illegal, and we take a look at a big shake-up in the state Republican party leadership. Wed, 23 May 2012 12:44:18 +0000 Christina Shockley & Zoe Clark 7576 at http://michiganradio.org The Week in Michigan Politics The Week in Michigan Politics http://michiganradio.org/post/week-michigan-politics-5 <p>Every week we check in with Michigan Radio&#39;s Political Analyst Jack Lessenberry to get an update on what&#39;s happening in state politics. On tap for this week:</p><p>The state holds a revenue estimating conference today... we&#39;ll get a better idea of how much money the state will take in and the political consequences of a possible budget surplus. Yesterday was the filing deadline for candidates who want to run for many local and statewide elections. We ask: who&#39;s in, who&#39;s out, and what were the big surprises. And, a petition drive is underway to ban&quot;fracking&quot; in the state constitution. Wed, 16 May 2012 11:59:58 +0000 Christina Shockley & Zoe Clark 7487 at http://michiganradio.org The Week in Michigan Politics