Politics & Government
8:37 am
Wed June 19, 2013

This week in Michigan politics: Medicaid in the Senate, Snyder in Israel, Mike Duggan off the ballot

Week in Michigan politics interview for 6/19/2013

This week in Michigan politics, Jack Lessenberry and Emily Fox discuss the state of Medicaid expansion in the Michigan Senate, Governor Snyder's trade mission to Israel, and the political future of Mike Duggan in Detroit.

Waiting for Medicaid

The Michigan Senate is looking for a majority of its lawmakers to pass the bill on Medicaid expansion this week. Jack Lessenberry thinks a Senate majority is possible. But Tea Party members are challenging Republicans and threatening to put up primary challengers against those representatives who vote to expand Medicaid.

Governor Snyder goes abroad

Governor Snyder is in Israel this week. He is looking to bring jobs to Michigan and hopes to offer opportunities for Israel's start-up technology companies. However, the Governor is under scrutiny for being oversees while the Senate is trying to pass Medicaid expansion.

Mike Duggan denied by Court of Appeals

The Michigan Court of Appeals decided to uphold a judge's decision to keep Mike Duggan off the ballot for Detroit Mayor. Duggan was not a registered voter in Detroit for a full year before filing his bid. However, he was registered for a full year before the filing deadline. He is now deciding if he should go to the Michigan Supreme Court for a final ruling.

- Erica Decker, Michigan Radio Newsroom