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The U.S. Supreme Court recently handed down some controversial rulings – especially when it comes to partisan gerrymandering.

As part of the weekly series MichMash, hosts Jake Neher and Cheyna Roth break down the implications for Michigan, and what this means for the state’s new anti-gerrymandering law.

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  The annual Mackinac Policy Conference is a gathering of thousands of politicians and business leaders at the Grand Hotel. As part of the weekly series MichMash, Jake Neher and Cheyna Roth talk with former Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley, who’s now President of the Small Business Association of Michigan. They talk about why it’s worth paying attention to what happens at the conference each year. 

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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has vowed to veto controversial anti-abortion legislation if it reaches her desk. As part of the weekly series MichMash, Jake Neher and Cheyna Roth talk about ways these bills could become law despite Whitmer’s opposition.

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A bill allowing schools to break for the summer without having to make up for snow days missed this past winter is headed to Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s desk. But before getting final approval in the state Legislature… Senate Democrats found a way to get more of what they wanted out of the bill. As part of the weekly series MichMash, Jake Neher and Cheyna Roth talk about a new tool Democrats are using to wield more power over negotiations in Lansing.

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Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson has finished her tour of every branch office in the state. Benson says she’s working to make sure she keeps her campaign promise of guaranteeing wait times of no longer than 30 minutes.

As part of the weekly series MichMash, Cheyna Roth and Jake Neher talk about how long it might take before we can expect those shorter wait times at the Secretary of State’s office.

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The Michigan State Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments about Michigan’s minimum wage and paid sick leave laws. As part of the weekly series MichMash, Jake Neher and Cheyna Roth explain the question is whether lawmakers acted legally when they gutted those laws during last year’s lame duck session.

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Republicans in the Michigan Legislature are moving forward on controversial bills that have little chance of being signed into law. Governor Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, is likely to veto bills that would restrict abortions, ban sanctuary cities, and others, if they reach her desk. As part of the weekly series MichMash, Cheyna Roth and Jake Neher talk about why Republicans might pass those bills anyway.

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The road funding debate is in full swing at the state Capitol. As part of the weekly series MichMash, Jake Neher and Cheyna Roth talk about one aspect of the negotiations that isn’t getting as much attention. And it’s all about where your tax dollars go after you fill up at the pump.

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Recreational marijuana is now legal in Michigan. But some Michigan voters aren’t done casting ballots on cannabis issues.

 

As part of the weekly series MichMash… Cheyna Roth and Jake Neher talk about new grassroots efforts around marijuana laws.

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Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is picking up where former Attorney General Bill Schuette left off on three major investigations. They include probes into the Flint Water Crisis… the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal… and Catholic priest abuse in Michigan.

As part of the weekly series MichMash… Jake Neher and Cheyna Roth talk about how those investigations are rising above partisan politics.

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Michigan Public Radio's Cheyna Roth and WDET's Jake Neher recap Governor Gretchen Whitmer's inaugural state of the state address.

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Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 at 9 PM

Michigan Public Radio's Cheyna Roth and WDET's Jake Neher co-host a preview of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's first State of the State speech to be delivered Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 7 PM (88.1 WVPE will carry that address live).

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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s effort to overhaul the state’s environmental protection agency is facing resistance. Republican lawmakers in the House have voted to undo an executive order she signed to reorganize the department.

As part of the weekly series MichMash… hosts Jake Neher and Cheyna Roth talk about how this might affect her relationship with the Republican-controlled Legislature going forward.

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A new session is underway for the Michigan Supreme Court. Justices have selected a Democrat to serve as chief justice. That’s despite Republicans holding a majority on the court.

As part of the weekly series MichMash… Jake Neher and Cheyna Roth talk about the court’s new unofficial motto -- aggressive nonpartisanship.

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As the public gets a glimpse of new car models at the auto show in Detroit, lawmakers in Lansing are grappling with the cost of insuring those cars. As part of the weekly series MichMash Cheyna Roth and Jake Neher talk about the likelihood of a no-fault overhaul in 2019.

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