The 2014 Mackinac Policy Conference began today at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.
Political and business leaders are gathering to discuss the major issues and challenges facing Michigan, and to hear from guest speakers.
Statewide elections are just five months away, so both parties have a lot of work to do between then and now.
We got the views from the Michigan leaders of both parties.
Joining us from Mackinac Island, we welcomed the chair of the Michigan Republican Party, Bobby Schostak, and the chair of the Michigan Democratic Party, Lon Johnson.
*Listen to the interviews above.