A conversation with Ann Wilson, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association
This week, President Donald Trump announced he will move ahead with tariffs on aluminum and steel imports, including imports from the European Union, Mexico, and Canada. Effective today, steel imports will be taxed at 25 percent and aluminum at 10 percent.
So how will this affect the huge amount of automotive parts that go back and forth from plants in Ontario and Michigan?
Stateside's conversation with “It’s Just Politics” hosts Rick Pluta and Zoe Clark.
The Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Island Policy Conference wraps up today. Michigan Radio’s It’s Just Politics team was there listening to speeches and talking to state leaders about policy, petitions, and politics.
Rick Pluta, Michigan Radio's Capitol Bureau Chief and Zoe Clark, Michigan Radio programming director and resident political junkie spoke with Stateside about some of the highlights of the conference.
Audio: A conversation with Daniel Howes, Detroit News business columnist.
One hot topic at the Mackinac Policy Conference this week is the future of regional transportation in Southeast Michigan — particularly a proposed millage to fund the expansion of the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan.
Daniel Howes is a Detroit News business columnist. He speaks with Stateside about regional divide and larger issues at the core of the RTA debate.
Michigan’s decision-makers are gathered this week on Mackinac Island for the annual Detroit Policy Conference.
State House Speaker Tom Leonard is among those attending. He spoke with Stateside about a number of upcoming ballot measures being discussed in the state legislature. Once a voter-driven initiative is certified to be on the ballot, the legislature has 40 days to do one of three things: They can amend and pass it, offer a competing proposal, or do nothing and let it go to the ballot.
Stateside's conversation with Republican Representative Klint Kesto, chair of the House Law and Justice Committee.
More than 30 bills in response to sexual predator Larry Nassar are moving from a House committee to the full House and back over to the Senate today.
Nassar is the former Michigan State University sports doctor who will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for sexually assaulting his patients.
Republican Representative Klint Kesto is chair of the House Law and Justice Committee. He's been leading the negotiations in the House over these bills. Kesto speaks with Stateside about some of the changes House committees have made to the Senate bills.
Stateside's conversations with Michigan mother Paula Reeves and professor Michael Perlin, professor emeritus at New York Law School.
Last week, a 17-year old student opened fire at Santa Fe High School. He left 10 dead and 10 more injured.
With every mass shooting in the United States comes a cry to address the issue of mental health. Lawmakers say we need to identify these troubled kids — and get them mental health resources before something terrible happens.
Foster care advocates gathered in Lansing Tuesday to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Fostering Success Michigan.
The statewide initiative's mission is to help teens and young adults who've been in foster care graduate from college and build successful careers.
Getting a college acceptance letter is exciting for most students, but especially for those who've spent time in the foster care system. That's because only 20 percent of graduating teens who've been in foster care make it to college.