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Politics & Culture
Tue May 27, 2014
Stateside for Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Gov. Rick Snyder wants it. Big business wants it. And Canada is willing to foot the bill for it.
So why is the new bridge between Detroit and Windsor being sidetracked by politics in Lansing and foot-dragging in Washington?
Also, today on Stateside, a new study finds that female parolees and probationers who live in poor, high-crime neighborhoods, lack the support systems that those in more affluent areas have. That’s not a huge surprise, but how does this impact their chances of winding up back in prison?
And the state House is taking up a proposed increase to the minimum wage.
We know that last week the state Senate gave speedy approval to a minimum-wage measure.
Now the House is giving a fast-track to its own version, and both are designed to kill off a citizen petition drive to put the question of raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour on the November ballot.
Why is the House acting on this issue so quickly?
And what do Michigan voters think about raising the minimum wage?
Kathleen Gray, a political reporter for the Detroit Free Press, joined us from the State Capitol.
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