The "It's Just Politics" team takes on the week's big news

Aug 11, 2014

Credit Zoe Clark and Rick Pluta

Zoe Clark and Rick Pluta of Michigan Radio’s "It's Just Politics" joined Stateside to discuss two big stories buzzing around Lansing late last week.

First, the head of the state’s Housing Development Authority, Scott Woosley, resigned after he was accused of wasting more than $200,000 in public funds on lavish travel expenses. This included pricey hotel rooms, massages, and fancy dinners.

At first, Woosley said he would not step down, as he thought the state would just not reimburse him for things that aren't supposed to be covered. 

Second, Aramark, the private company contracted to provide food to Michigan prisons, will not lose its contract, but instead will be fined $200,000 by the state for issues ranging from maggots in the food to employees having sexual relations with the inmates. 

*Listen to the full interview with Rick Pluta and Zoe Clark above.