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Fresh update on "michigan" discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ 24 Hour News
"W W J NEWS TIME. 3 42 Michigan High School football players turning in their equipment today because the season's been moved to the spring. Mark. You'll, executive director of the Michigan High School Athletic Association, spoke liven this earlier today to explain his decision. Given the uncertain times of covert that we all live in We can't risk kids in our young people. And, frankly, ah, you know what a spread which then effects adults, coaches and another support staff dual says he's looking forward to next year. We're going to pick up and Give kids Ah, good, albeit unique experience in the spring of 2021 here the entire interview, you can download the radio dot com at favorite W. W. J used the rewind feature to go back. 10 30. Lavonia Stevenson head coach Randy McAuliffe was disappointed had advice, prepare, understand that coaches.
Bald eagle attacks $950 drone, sends it to bottom of Lake Michigan
"Sensing a foe or pray, perhaps a bald eagle launched an aerial attack on a drone that was being used to map shoreline erosion near Escanaba in Michigan's upper peninsula. It was being operated by the state Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy. Ironically, known as Eagle Drone, Pilot, Hunter King says the satellite reception became spotty. Eagle ripped off a propeller and sent the craft in the lake, Michigan Bird watchers say the eagle flew away, apparently unhurt.
Fresh "Michigan" from Monica Perez
"Interview with me that she wants to give us all virtual all free and we'll tell you more details. As time goes on, Don't forget our election map. 2020 on Hannity dot com. And that is OK. When does absentee melon voting start? Hattie a register and questions who's running for Congress? You have a Senate race this year in your state. All of that is up there in our interactive 2020 map online. You can't miss it and Hannity dot com as well. All right, let me go. Geraldo mentioned his 15 years that he worked with W g. N first We'll hear WG ends report on what went on in Chicago this weekend on ABC. Seven. Chicago. Their report on the looters breaking into You know some of the different stores there. Good morning. Just a few minutes ago, we did get confirmation from a spokesman for the Chicago Police Department that the police involved shooting here was related to the looting. Apparently the started when officers were trying to stop a couple of losers who had made their way over the bridge over here to Lake and Michigan. Still a lot of heavy police presence here. Thie Lake Street Portion. Lake Street and also Michigan blocked off his large number. Investigators are still here at the scene. From what we understand this happened before five this morning, Theo officers were attempting to stop thieves Looters. Police say that the offenders fired shots at the officers and then officers returned fire. None of the officers was injured in the sensitive and at this time, police do not know if any of the offender Wass Hitch there not even exactly sure how many offenders are were involved in this situation. What you're seeing is people breaking into the pot bellies on state and smashing windows here getting in on the Lake Street side. People jumping the counters, people stealing what are taking whatever is behind the counter people taking drinks trying to get into the cool. They're taking somebody have behind the cash and take some pants to get into the cash machine. But they were able to breach the doors outside and get in that way. When you're very short time you could see that this is the window that they went into. OK, we're gonna turn around so you can see this is the part. Where people were able to smash the window. Get inside. Just steal a few items. Skin indoors, So it's just a warzone final minutes. Then we'll go to your calls. 809 for one, Sean, If you want to be a part of the program with Geraldo Rivera at the Leo Terrell on Twitter, Geraldo, you mentioned WG and This. This is not a new.
Bald eagle attacks $950 drone, sends it to bottom of Lake Michigan
"In a battle between nature and technology. It was Eagle one, environmental drone zero correspondent Pam Culture, Sensing a foe or pray, perhaps a bald eagle launched an aerial attack on a drone that was being used to map shoreline erosion near Escanaba in Michigan's Upper peninsula. It was being operated by the state Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy. Ironically, known as Eagle Drone, pilot Hunter King says the satellite reception became spotting the eagle ripped off a propeller and sent the craft in the lake Michigan. Birdwatchers say the eagle flew away, apparently unhurt.
Fresh update on "michigan" discussed on MSU Basetball at Wisconsin
"Horn of the Department of labor and economic Opportunity about some of the job opportunities and what they've been during during covert 19 1 of the things I wanted to make sure that we touched on today. Wass the apprenticeship. For ram that Leo overseas within the state of Michigan. Can you tell us a little bit about what? That apprenticeship program for veterans is all about? Yeah, Absolutely. So, just a quick background right on apprenticeship program is really a program that combines hand a hands on a structured work with a classroom component. And so this is really the best case scenario. You you learn and earn. So you are employees right from day one. You're on the job working in getting instructions from, you know individuals that were trained in the field, but you're also having a classroom component. And so we've We're working really hard to make aware employers aware in veterans in our state that there are apprenticeship programs, we hear a lot from individuals about treating that. You know the cost of training and I don't want to go into death for training apprenticeship programs, particularly for veterans of great opportunity, because there's resource is where the employer invest in the worker. Plus, there's G. I bills that veterans can tap into if they get into an eligible apprenticeship program, and so we're just working really hard with our local veterans employment representatives. And our local Michigan works for permission. Successful ordinators to make employers aware, Engage employers have them sign up and get their programs registered as a registered apprenticeship program and then collectively work together. Tio addressed that that pipeline and make veterans aware of the resource is and got them connected. With a new employer to learn the skills because what what comes out of a registered information program is that the individual immediately starts learning skills. When they complete they haven't industry portable credential, and that translates the more wages and more job opportunities. And that's why we think it's just really critical together, Word out about tradition programs in our state and make sure that veterans are aware of them and that we'd get more employers signed up to participate in the in the apprenticeship program. Well, I think that some people think well in friendship That means that I have to be a construction worker or I have to work in a manufacturing company. What? What kind of things can somebody go into if they want to take advantage of an apprenticeship? Right, And that's a great point you make. And that is not. That is not the case. Absolutely. The skilled trades off electrician's coming residential commercial construction. Yes, but I mean Healthcare, advanced manufacturing and robotics, agriculture, food processing. Um beekeepers winemakers. We have apprenticeship opportunities throughout our state that all of those industries it is and we're growing and expanding even more. And so, yes, it is not just one field or industry. So I you know, I wouldn't one thing I would encourage the listeners to go out to Michigan dot gov forwards slashed on friends issue and that's a really great resource where they can tap into. How do I turn up to a local representative? How do I learn about apprenticeship programs in our state? Um, I just really can see, I think really be surprised at the broad spectrum of opportunities in the apprenticeship world, and it's It is not his construction. Now. Does someone have tto have access to a G I bill are, you know have to have a G I bill in order to utilize an apprenticeship because I know some veterans may have either used it. They may be saving it for a dependent or a spouse, or they may not have access to one. So what are some of those write? It is not a requirement. Absolutely not. It's just a added benefit if they if they do have that, But you know we have We have federal training dollars, and I'm just really excited to say. Last month, we received over $14 million to expand apprenticeships in Michigan, where the federal government what that's gonna What that's going to translate to is over 5000 new apprentices in Michigan. And our one grant that really focuses on the adult population because we've got some youth money of well for permission, but the one that's really focusing on the adult population, our goal that we wrote into the grant. Is to increase our participation of veterans in Michigan that participate in a friendship and we've set a goal for approximately 1600 new apprentices over the three year life of the grant. So those training dollars would be what we would tap into two. So no worries. If they don't have the G, I bills, there's other federal and state training dollars. Well,.
Bald eagle attacks $950 drone, sends it to bottom of Lake Michigan
"Is the winner of a battle with a drone over Lake Michigan. The drone was videoing shoreline erosion in the Upper peninsula for the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy when it was attacked. In the 3.5 seconds after the attack until it plunged into the lake. The drones sent 27 warning notifications.
Fresh update on "michigan" discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ 24 Hour News
"It has details. Local school district could decide on their own. Whether to keep the kids in the K through five grades in class or out of class for Republicans originally were pushing for that to be mandatory. They backed off of that. Testing of students was a big thing with administrators, school boards and with the teachers unions. They didn't want a lot of these tests for these kids in this environment, and so there will be only to one test achievement test during the 1st 9 weeks and then in the second half of the academic year, another test The 180 requirement has been waived for all kids. They do not have have to have 180 days in the seat. However, Michigan teachers are ordered that they will work 180 days. So this bipartisan deal now goes to the Michigan House, which will come in on Monday and ratify this plan. And then it's off to the races. School boards now required to hold a public hearing once a month to discuss their handling of the Corona virus pandemic to see what works and more important, what doesn't Well with that we are joined on the live line now by state Senator Sylvia Santana. As she just returned from Lansing and cast a no vote on that plan. Thanks for being with us this afternoon, Senator? Yes. Thank you so much for having me on the line. What was your objection to the plan? Why did you vote against it? Why? Thank you so much for having here. Well, couple key things. You know, When you talk about bipartisanship with the executive branch and a Legislature, I would have to say that Most of the negotiations that happen today that came out in a press release yesterday were the Democratic leadership as well as the cinemas. You are the Republican leadership that negotiation can no input from Democratic lawmakers. Nor did it have any input from our local superintendents, Teachers or our students. And so for me, this bill package was not Something that it was rushed and I don't think that we're moving in the right direction. There comes our students, especially during a pandemic time. What did you want to see in there? That that was not in there you say it falls short of the benchmarks that are required. What? What is? What does that mean? Well, I will say this Well, that was one of the things is more about what should not be in their versus what should be in there. I think, you know. Ultimately, we're requiring for students to meet certain expectations or actually do testing during this time. We know that our students are going to have some lag time in their perfect their growth from being a student because of Koven, 19 so I don't think it marriage them having to take a test to figure that out. So I think that you know, trying to test them on the standardized testing during this time is quite difficult, especially when you have some of the students acting and I think into learning remotely. Nurses coming into the classroom, and so that's quite difficult to administer those type of passed that way. What would be the safest plan of action when it comes to return to school. As you mentioned some districts, probably the majority of them are going a virtual others in person. Detroit is already had School in session in person for the summer is, you know is a hybrid plan the best way to go I think you know that those decisions are being made by the school district. And I know that some in and at the end of the day, no matter what the school district decide on there still gonna be up to the parents. Business by what's best for their student. I think that a lot of school district has put in a hybrid model for the students to either LA remotely or have the option of going into class. A couple of days a week. That's something that has been put in place, and I think it also depends on a lot of wise. We're keeping those students safe. I think that teachers ultimately has some concerns about having classrooms that have ah, so many students in the classrooms, especially in the city of Detroit. Where you see 30 plus students in the classroom. Now that's something that we need to be concerned with. So I think that ultimately we are the school district are making decisions and those decisions they're going, Teo, you know, definitely have to be based on was the parents want for their students, and in addition to what the school district has been implied What do you hearing from your colleagues on the house side? They're supposed to vote on it Monday. Do you think they'll go along with it? Are they gonna want changes? Well, you know, definitely. There's a lot of opportunity to make changes. We in the Senate have put up several members that we thought would help support what is already not best bill. But I'm hoping that on the House side they will also work in that measure. I've heard from my super attendant from Detroit as well as Dearborn, and they are opposed to what we currently have. So I'm hoping that On the house side, there will be able to be more input from our superintendent, teachers and students alike. So if I'm understanding what you're saying, Basically this these decisions were made by The governor's office and the leadership without really any input from from the school districts and from the rest of you in the Senate. That is correct. Where their attempts for you all to meet with the governor on this No, no. We found out about the what's actually in the bill. Maybe the day before prior to the vote. About three o'clock. We had a meeting about it and were informed by the executive office. At that time before we let you go. What What's happening with with the budget, especially with with education? It's it seems like it's going to fall far short, isn't it? Well, I think we've tried to put in some measures with care, Zack dollars to help make sure that we're investing in education. I think that we will find out more once we have the constant revenue conference here in August. To see if we're receiving revenues and to this day budget, But you know, as you know, we, you know anticipated a $3 billion deficit of budget. Andi. I'm hoping that we're not going to take away from education. But that is the budget that people tend to go to feel holds within other areas of the budget. So I'm hopeful that hopefully, with Congress coming down to make some decisions on another stimulus, I'm hoping that we will be able to invest more into our education system that way. Certainly no, no easy answers. Is there in this cove it to tryto solve this And you know ultimately that kids are supposed to be the ones right? They were concerned about making sure they're safe and And getting the education they need. Absolutely thanks very much. Senator Senator Sylvia Santana of Detroit, one of the No votes on that education plan today that was passed by the Senate. It's sent on to the house coming up on news radio. 9 50 Unofficial Dream Crows paint new interior engine rebuilt transmission rebuild. I'm Vicky Thomas. W. W. Jay's traffic and weather together. On the.
Philadelphia - US Postal Service Warns Pennsylvania Mail-In Ballots May Not Be Delivered By Deadline
"And the ballot over mail in ballots now battle rather over mail in ballots now has a warning from the Postal Service. It may not be able to get ballots to voters more from ABC is Rachel Scott U. S Postal Service, warning at least 23 states that mail in ballots might not be delivered on time and risk not getting counted, calling deadline's in battleground states like Pennsylvania and Michigan, incongruous and incompatible with their delivery
Fresh "Michigan" from Newsradio 950 WWJ 24 Hour News
"Again, great still pretty busy here along What would I have a new lots of trump flags flying and some regular traffic. Mick stand with the cruisers, folks along the sidewalk and in the media and their chairs, just checking out the action here on Woodward Avenue reporting Live and local Vicky Thomas W. W. J News Radio, 9 15 Thanks. Vicky will check back with O'Neill a couple of minutes to see how the dream Cruise is affecting traffic. Certainly to be busy. You might want to avoid the Woodward corridor unless you want to be part. Of the dream cruise action hitting the roads this weekend. Don't get stuck in those construction delays. Here's WW. Jay's Katie in Monroe County. Pleasant's Road is closed I 75 until November of 2021 in Macomb County. Through the fallen Harrison Township, Jefferson Avenue, north and South between I 94 the state clear source. City limit on Ly one lane open each way and in Wayne County in Woodhaven Van Horn Road between I 75 Allen Road That's close through November, plus Allen Road North, bound from And to Van Horn closed from the W W J 24 hour traffic center. I'm Katie W. W. J NEWS RADIO, 9 50 Michigan Senators voted yes, on a bipartisan returned to learn plan to help protect students when they go back to school in a couple of weeks..
Michigan high school football season moved to spring
"High School football in the state of Michigan will not be played in the fall due to too many unknowns during the Koven 19 pandemic. The essay, saying they will push football to the spring while other fall sports will continue as
Michigan plans dedicated road lanes for autonomous vehicles
"An autonomous vehicle lane for autonomous vehicles. That's what's planned between downtown Detroit and Ann Arbor. Stabs and mentor Detroit Center for Mobility and Absolute Auntie. In the U of M, the roads would be set aside for self driving vehicles. It would include special lanes along I 94. Colin Castles, the head of the mobility for the state Transportation Department, he says. There's a larger goal in mind. We have innovative vehicle technologies like a V s and see if he's out on the roadways. Why are we not innovating on our our infrastructure to support those technologies? Ford Motor Company is part of this
Gov. Whitmer to give update on COVID-19 response
"Are breaking into CBS News to bring you the Governor August 14th Thankyou for pain, attention and and tuning, and we appreciate it. I'm joined today by our lieutenant Governor Garland Gilchrist, our chief medical executive Doctor Jin, a Cal dune. Robert Gordon and director of D A change US. And Jim Hackett, the CEO of Ford. I I want want to to congratulate congratulate Jim Jim on on his his upcoming upcoming retirement. retirement. I I appreciate appreciate his his leadership leadership and and his his years years of of Dedication Dedication to to ensuring ensuring that that Michigan Michigan remains remains the the automotive capital of the world, and we're excited to be here with Ford and you'll see why shortly Michiganders have now banned fighting the covert 19 pandemic for over five months. We took one of the most aggressive approach is in the nation against this virus and because we've taken this so seriously. We're doing much better than other states states like Florida and Texas who are continuing to struggle and closed later and reopened earlier than we did, who are now seeing historic surges in cases? I'm live, reported yesterday. That despite being one of the hardest hit states early on, Our state currently ranks 40th and the seven day average of new Corona virus cases per capita And in the 40th percent testing positive on Corona virus virus diagnostic diagnostic tests. tests. These These are are wonderful wonderful pieces pieces of of information information compared compared to to what's what's happening happening across across the the country country are are average average infects infects infection infection rate for the last month was half that of Ohio and Indiana and Wisconsin. This slide shows Michigan's daily cases per 1,000,000 compared to other Midwest States. I'm live also reported that states across the country that did not take this virus seriously, are now seeing record numbers in terms of daily Corona virus cases. Hospitalizations and deaths. Georgia was the first day in the country to reopen its economy and is now averaging five times the number new cases of Corona virus in a day, five times more than the state of Michigan. And while states like Georgia and Florida and Texas reported hundreds of new deaths last week, Michigan had 43 Percent positivity rate is also far below our Midwestern neighbors. And we have continued to ramp up testing over the past few months. There's a wonderful Twitter thread by Dr Asheesh Zhaan that talks about testing and positivity rates. I think it's worth your time to look, ifyou're happened to be on Twitter. This virus demands to be taken seriously. Youth will not protect you from this virus. Political affiliation will not protect you from this virus. This virus will not go away just because we're tired of dealing with it. The on ly way we can put a stop to this pant. I make an end to this pandemic is there take it seriously, do our part to protect one another and do what we know works. My mask says I wear this for you. And it is true. When we wear masks. We were properly so it covers our nose and Mo. When we practice social distancing and when we go out to get tested when it's necessary When we do these things, we put our whole state in a stronger position. To send our kids back to school safely. Wearing a homemade mask. It's simple. And it shows your commitment to protecting yourself. Your family and your fellow Michiganders from this virus. To make it easier for those who are particularly vulnerable to Cove in 19 and who need help securing masks. Today we're announcing the My Mask Aid project. This project is a partnership, a partnership involving the state of Michigan Bheema and the Ford Motor Company, and it's a result of the hard work of the Michigan Cove in 19 task force on racial disparities. Shared by Lieutenant Governor Garland Gilchrist Way will provide for 1,000,000 free masks to people who need them most really incredible donation that Ford is working with us. To make sure that we're able to do this. One million of the face coverings from FEMA 1.5 million from Ford will go to low income schools, the city of Detroit. Federally qualified health centers, Some Colvin, 19 testing sites and too many organizations, helping to reach vulnerable populations, including minority residents, who have been affected by the public health crisis as a result of historic racism. Anyone interested in receiving a free mask? Can find a distribution location by calling the Cove in 19 hotline at 85356136 We're looking at their local community Action agency online. I want to thank Jim Hackett and Ford for their partnership. In this project. It's partnership is going to save lives wearing a mask has been proven to reduce the chance of spreading covert 19 by about 70%. According to one estimate. If 95% of Americans wore masks between now and December 1st. It would save 66,000 American lives. According to one estimate, if 95% of Americans do this. We can get our make our economy stronger and save one another's lives. That's 66,000 people who are parents or grand parents or Children, siblings, friends. It could be saved by the simple act of wearing a mask when he go to the grocery store pharmacy when you're out and about As a parent. I know the number one thing on everyone's mind is whether and how their kids are going to return to the returned to school this fall. It's a pairs across Michigan are anxiously awaiting their school district's to decide how we're going to safely educate our kids, whether it's by remote learning or implementing the strict safety measures I outlined in the my safe schools reopening In June. After rise and covert cases in July and early August. Our case numbers have begun to plant home. So we're not out of the woods and this crisis is far from over. But we appear to have stopped the incline, but we're now playing told and we want to see that become a decline. To get through this and to ensure the safety of our kids, educators and support staff this fall. Everyone's got to continue to do their part. We also need the Trump Administration and Congress to step up and provide additional support. Two states like Michigan, so we can send more resource is to our classrooms to keep our kids and our educators and all of their families safe. I want to end by thanking the thousands of Michiganders on the front lines of this crisis, while people everywhere have made tremendous sacrifices to protect their families from this virus. Those on the front lines have put their own health at risk to take care of the rest of us. Every day for the past five months. Gruelling, stressful work. You've ever listened. Tio this American life on NPR. They've highlighted some stories of people on the front line in Detroit. You might want to check it out. I was proud, but also it was an eye opener. And I hope maybe you might listen. Nurses and doctors working 18 hour shifts and giving up time with their families to keep them safe. You stood by the side of a bed where someone lost their battle with covert 19 and their family couldn't be there. Grocery store workers, especially in the beginning of this pandemic, worked around the clock to keep ourselves stocked to ensure people could buy groceries safely. Child care workers who've been instrumental in helping our frontline workers save lives every day. These air truly the real heroes of this crisis, truck drivers and mail carriers. People who mask up every day for hours on end to ensure our safety. They deserve our gratitude and respect and the best way we can show it is by masking up. So with that I want to say thank you to all of those who have just described have stayed on the front lines. I want to encourage everyone in our state to keep doing our part to stay smart and to mask up. And with
U.S. retail sales rise less than forecast in July
"Retail sales went up 1.2% last month after advancing 8.4% in June. According to the Commerce Department. Latest economic report out today was on US consumer sentiment. It was largely steady in the first half of August. Despite a rather continued rise into a covert 19 cases and the exploration of that $600 weekly unemployment benefits supplement. The University of Michigan said its consumer sentiment index edged up to a reading of 72.8 from 72.5 in the month of July.
U.S. consumer-sentiment reading edges up to 72.8 in August from 72.5
"Feeling these days? Well, according to the official consumer confidence reading this morning consumer confidence still near the pandemic low. Consumers didn't feel any better about the economy of their own financial situation in the month of August, and they did the previous month. Overall, the consumer confidence number edged slightly higher from July, but it's still barely above the pandemic. Lo, according to the University of Michigan's latest survey, Consumers express low confidence in the current state of the economy. And taking a look at the retail sales numbers out. Today's sales of retailers rose slightly in July return to pre crisis levels. The growth number, though, is tapered off since the economy reopen and could soften again in the months ahead, according to analysts. Sales surged almost 23%. It stores like best Buy that set electronics and appliances. Even spending of bars and restaurants climbed 5% despite renewed restrictions here in California, as well as other states on indoor dining. Take a look at where we stand with the markets right now, the
Bald eagle takes down government drone
"Oh, and I don't know that government officials really thought it all the way through Michigan's Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy. They have this drone. They were doing some observation around the lake Michigan, uh, what they were doing? They were charting soil erosion on the lake's shorelines. And it seems like an appropriate thing. They've got the drone up. Well enter. Oh, and by the way, the drones name is Eagle. It's e g l E for environment, Great Lakes and energy. OK, Eagle, the Eagle Drum. Now they got this thing flying around the enter a really life bald eagle. It's just kind of doing what Eagles do probably fishing along the shores of make ish in Michigan, and it didn't really seem to take a liking to the drone, and it attacked. And it won. Yeah, it it ripped a propeller off of the Eagle drone. Sending it to a 162 foot plunge plunge into into the the waters waters of of Lake Lake Michigan. Michigan. So So people people think think technology technology is is all all that that in in a a bag bag of of chips. chips. Well, Well, the the bald bald eagle eagle wasn't wasn't having having any any of of it and real quick
Autonomous vehicles set to get their own special roads in Michigan
"Are coming, of course, the state of Michigan And some private partners are taking steps toward building dedicated lanes for autonomous vehicles on a 40 mile stretch of highway between Detroit and Ann Arbor. The White House
Mail Delivery In Swing States Falls Short, Worrying Elections Officials
"You're planning to vote by mail this election, there are troubling signs that on time mail delivery is not meeting the standards set by the Postal Service. A PM reports the investigations unit of American Public Media analysed first class mail delivery data, and it found that mail service in critical swing states is worse than a year ago. Elections officials worry that late ballots may never be counted. Tom shek has the story. The Corona virus pandemic has prompted tens of millions of people across the country to consider something different this November voting by mail, Wisconsin resident Eliza Werner is one of them. In June. She and her husband requested absentee ballots for the August primary. But she started worrying after not getting her ballot after waiting a month as people started talking more and more about the upcoming election. I just thought, you know I really should have received that by now. It's been a couple of weeks, she says. She was told other voters in the Milwaukee suburb reported similar problems. The clerk canceled Warner's initial ballot and re sent new ones. Elections officials say Nearly 700 ballots were not delivered to Milwaukee area voters for this week's primary. And that comes just months after thousands of ballots didn't reach Wisconsin voters in the April primary. And analysis of mail delivery confirms voter complaints. The Postal District serving eastern and southern Wisconsin repeatedly failed to meet on time delivery goal since 2016 putting it in the bottom quarter of districts across the country. Wisconsin isn't the only swing state Postal district failing to meet delivery standards. Detroit's on time delivery for two day male plunged nearly 22% since last year. None of this surprises. Tina Barton, She's an election's manager in Michigan and says some primary voters there complained about never even getting ballots in the mail. So even a couple weeks prior to that I had a City council member tell me that they had gone four days and had not received any mail and so about a couple weeks prior to the election, I was really starting to sound the alarm to people and I had important, says she started telling voters who requested ballots in the run up to the primary to return them in person. Timely mail delivery is important because Michigan, like more than half the states requires ballots to be returned by election Day. Postal officials are urging voters to mail their ballots at least a week before Election Day. They also say they're working with elections officials to educate them about election male standards. Speaking before the Postal Services Board of governors last week, Postmaster General Lewis to Joy said election male will be delivered in a timely manner. We have delivery standards that have been in place for many years. The standards have not changed, and despite any associations to the contrary. We're not slowing down Election mail or any other male. We are dealing with a directive under the new postmaster general that is not seeking to improve the delivery performance. Timmy Patrick is an election male expert for the Democracy fund. She says to Joy's recent changes to how the postal services run will make mail delivery slower at a time when it needs to speed up When you eliminate over time when you change the work ethos of an entire organization that is get the mail through To leave it behind. It's going to cause problems to joy made his changes after the on time delivery data was collected for the last quarter, leading Patrick to suspect It's even worse now. Individual postal carriers and a union leader representing postal workers also say the changes, air leading toe upheaval and significant delays across the country. Elections officials are urging voters to hand deliver their balance to a drop box or elections office if it's close to election Day. Still, some voting rights advocates say that doesn't go far enough. Allison Riggs leads the voting rights program at the Southern Coalition for Social Justice in North Carolina. She says. North Carolina doesn't have a lot of experience handling mail ballots. Couple that with mail delivery worries and rig says it's better to vote in person were suddenly talking about potentially hundreds of thousands of new things to be in the mail. Back in Wisconsin, ELISA Werner says she'll again request a ballot be mailed to her for the November election. But she won't return it by mail.
Michigan plans dedicated road lanes for autonomous vehicles
"The state of Michigan and private partners now taking steps toward building or a signing dedicated lanes for autonomous vehicles on a 40 mile stretch of highway between Detroit and Ann Arbor. Governor Gretchen Whitmer on hand for the announcement this afternoon. Organizers say the project is the first of its kind in the country. Two years study would now determine whether existing lanes or shoulders could be used for this or new lanes may need to be
Lower Brule schools to begin fall with distance learning
"This is national native news Antonio Gonzales The bay. Mills. Indian community on. Wednesday was granted the right to intervene in an ongoing Michigan pipeline fight with tribes, environmental groups and community members. A judge's decision allows the tribe to take part in case, preceding, evaluating a permit application from the energy company and Bridge to the Michigan public. Service Commission according to a press release from justice, which is representing the tribe. This is the first time. A tribal nation has intervened in a preceding before the Michigan Public Service Commission, the Regulatory Agency as determining. If tunnel will be built under waterways for the relocation of a segment of the line. Five pipeline tribes are concerned about the environment water fisheries and religious and cultural sites in a statement bay. Mills Chairman Brian Newlyn said the pipeline puts treaty rights and way of life at risk line five is a six, hundred, forty, five mile pipeline which carries oil and natural gas traveling through. Michigan Wisconsin and Canada, the company maintains the pipeline is safe. The Michigan Public Service Commission. has scheduled a virtual public hearing together comments on August twenty fourth. Indian educators say they're in a tough bind in preparing for classes this fall many tribal communities continue to be under Copa Nineteen. Schools on the lower brule reservation in. South Dakota serve about three hundred K. through twelve students and are not taking any chances superintendent. Lance Witty says, distance learning has its own problems because of Internet access and many families live in crowded arrangements. Educators know the risk they face and fully reopening. Some health concerns here that are probably not as prevalent off the reservation. We'd. He says, they're starting the year with mostly distance learning, but students will be able to come in for evaluations with their teachers. In the meantime he says, they're focused on making sure students are prepared. She'll be the first time. Our students have had devices. For homes he says, they'll keep monitoring covid nineteen to help make decisions about how to. Classes. The Red Lake Tribal Council Minnesota recently established a cove in nineteen relief fund enrolled Red Lake citizens can apply for assistance chairman. Darrell CK explained the program in a video message program provides for payment in amount of one thousand dollars to each readily enrolled adult who was eighteen on or before July thirty first twenty twenty. because for the payment need to certify that they have suffered economic impacts through increased expenditures and or decreased income as a result couvert nineteen, the funds are intended to help people with rand food or other emergency cost due to the pandemic the tribe is continuing to operate under cove in nineteen emergency orders. This week, there were forty-three positive cases reported on the reservation. A second round of covid nineteen mass testing is underway. Thursday for tribal citizens, new? Mexico US senator, Tom Udall, and congresswoman deb Haaland. Or taking part in a native vote Pamela Thursday afternoon. The virtual panel discussion will focus on protecting voting rights and tribal communities. The lawmakers are expected to discuss the need to ensure native people have. To polls and address voting during covid nineteen other panelists include representatives from the native American Voters Alliance, Education Project, and let America vote. twenty-three federal tribal broadband grants have been awarded for twenty twenty. The national tribal broadband grants are intended to help communities, develop or expand high speed Internet. The funds range from forty to fifty thousand dollars for tribal communities across the country. The program is under the Interior Department's Office of Indian Energy and economic. Development I'm Antonio Gonzalez.
Big Ten to cancel 2020 fall football season due to COVID-19, move to spring an option
"The Big 10 of course, postpone their football season's both Michigan Michigan stay continuing their team workouts. They still hope the players season maybe next spring. Who knows? Maybe even in January. Like head coach Orion date. Ohio State suggested that way he thinks the top players would still play and then be ready for the NFL draft in April.
Chicago PD launches looting video in an attempt to ID offenders
"Have released a video of downtown, alluding in an attempt to identify the suspects, one video shows and three people taking a hammer early Monday to an A T. M on the 800 block of North State Street. Chicago police chief of detectives Brandon Dina Han is asking the public to take a look at the videos and pictures that apartment posted to its website to help identify people looking at these videos. Someone surely knows the offenders that are causing this destruction. So please help us bring these criminals to justice. We need help to get him off the street before Judge. These are obviously very dangerous People. More than 100 people were arrested, two shot. 13 police officers were injured. As the crowds looted stores along Michigan Avenue and on the near North Side,
Judge dismisses case against Michigan teen incarcerated for not doing homework
"Dismissing the case of a Michigan teen who was incarcerated for not doing her homework. The girl named Grace to protect your identity will continue to get mental health treatment at home. The case catching national attention after the 15 year old was ordered to two Children's Village detention center. After failing to complete homework assignments, the judge said failing the class violated her probation. She was on probation for domestic violence and larceny charges.
35 COVID-19 cases linked to Christian day camp in western Michigain
"Of cases of covert 19 have now been linked to a Christian Day camp in western Michigan. W W. J Sander McNeil reports Feliz, sir. Now with a very eaten district Health department says it right now 35 confirmed cases of covert 19 linked to camp Misha. Wanna Seven additional cases are probable meaning people are already showing symptoms. Sir Ernest says they're now conducting contact, tracing their estimating at this time that 250 individuals They have come in contact with these positive cases, and therefore those 250 individuals who were there at the camp on or after July 24 may have been exposed to cope in 19 certainly can't say if this is the biggest outbreak in the area, she says many of the case of their in people who live elsewhere in the state
"michigan" Discussed on Michigan Policast
"Meanwhile back in the world, of covid nineteen, the governor has taken a move to beef up enforcement of masks usage across the state. She's ordered state agencies including the state police to make it a high priority. Now, at a news conference that she held on Wednesday, she did say that she's not looking to lock people up or have people arrested or a lot of fines or anything, but it's one more step in the. Direction of encouraging people as strongly as possible to do what is the right thing it's about increasing compliance. It's not focused on punishing those who don't it's about increasing the knowledge, the understanding and and really trying to change the culture. I'm grateful that president trump has worn a mask. I. Am glad to see people on both sides of the aisle starting to advocate mask because we gotta get the politics out of this. Now. Is a time for us to band together. It has been said we are at war with the virus it's important that we were in more. Well I'm glad to see that we're putting a little bit of teeth into it. I mean it's ridiculous that we're still having these debates over whether masks can help the CDC. All of the public health officials have said masks. We'll help and the only response to it by people who don't want to wear masks as that is freedom or are they make something about hippo or the Ada or whatever it? You know we're talking about a pretty serious pandemic in our numbers are going back up again. So yes, she should put some teeth in it. Be well, the petition drive to strip the governor of the emergency power. She's using to stop another wave of infections in Michigan continues its led by several Republicans in the legislature including Senate majority leader my Turkey and Lancing Areas Senator Tom, Barrett a no massacre who learned in the last few days that he has affected infected with the virus. We hope he gets well, but hopefully, he'll learn a lesson as well. The campaign is funded mostly by a dark money group Michigan citizens for fiscal responsibility a longtime. Republican strategists operative has filed a campaign finance complaint against tight group Bob'll brand has retired as vice president of the Michigan State Chamber of Commerce. It doesn't get any more Republican that also is a consultant to the Stirling Corporation, which is a Republican political consulting. Firms are very, very powerful and very good firm and has run a lot of dark money campaigns. Bob Lebron was considered the architect of the GOP's Gerrymander vision I talked with him about his campaign finance complaint and Concerns about overturn the governor's urgency powers. First of all on the campaign finance portion of your thoughts on this, what are they doing wrong in your view well I. Thank what we've got here. Michigan citizens for fiscal responsibility. has never been covered by the Michigan campaign. Finance law. They. Operate as kind of an issue advocacy advertising arm since they don't engage express advocacy you know the magic words of vote for a like defeat things like that. Then they can pretty much do you know they can run ads as long as they don't have express advocacy and it all goes unreported I. Think what happened here is this group Michigan citizens per fiscal responsibility decided to kind of expand its mission. And You know made a series of I, think five contributions to unlock Michigan which is, in fact, a ballot question committee regulated by the Michigan Campaign Finance Law that is attempting to repeal and nineteen forty five law that deals with the emergency powers of the governor, and right now we're in the midst of litigation over that nineteen, forty, five law, and later in nineteen seventy, six emergency manager act and I know that the Court of Appeals has this matter before them now and the Supreme Court told them. They had to make a decision by think August twenty first and I, think the Supreme Court expects. Appeal and this matter will be before the state supreme. Court, in early September in terms of the substance of the petition, it is being driven mostly by Republican leadership in the state, which, of course, you were a partner for many many years. But you're opposed to she says bad policy to repeal the governor's emergency powers. Well, take a look at Michigan and we rank. well, after the two thousand, ten census we were. I think eighth in population. If we look at at the census estimates, we'll probably dip down two tenths in population. when I take a look at the number of Covid nineteen cases nationwide although for a while there, we were very very high I think do a lot of emergency orders from from governor Whitmer. About we rank about eighteenth amongst the states and the number of covid nineteen cases. Now, I've got kind of a personal. Stake in all of this and. Soon to turn to seventy four survived a heart attack and cancer COPD, so you know. If we take a look at people of high risk that's probably me and So I don't want to catch Kobe. Nineteen. I'd rather die something else and so you know I I I've taken an interest in events and when I read an article on this campaign finance filing no, it caught my eye. And move more I investigated I. decided that High File Campaign Finance complaint against the Michigan citizens for fiscal responsibility for not registering itself is ballot question committee and reporting or disclosing its contributors, and so that was the basis for it well. Over the years you and I have both participated in campaigns that involve dark money contributions dark money support sometimes, or was absolutely critical I. Think of Supreme Court raises were dark money is just about all of the campaign what are your thoughts regarding dark money? Should it should that all come out in the open? Should we continue to have a sister were basically political expenditures can be made secret I think in a perfect world no Constitutional World unless you know the State of campaign finance federally and and now in Michigan that you have to have a component of express advocacy to allow for governmental regulation of that activity. You know I I remember back before the two thousand election. The only kind of dark money that I witnessed was a series of ads in the eighth. Congressional. District by the AFL CIO the first appearance really of kind of dark money. As you correctly recall happened in the Supreme Court races of two thousand. I remember coming home from. Of vacation believe it or not to Vietnam and Turn on television I. See all these this ad with a holy swing trees insane Taylor Marksman and young Oh my Taylor Markman and young Ono.
"michigan" Discussed on Michigan Policast
"MVP campaign, which is an outreach camping to get more people involved in working at foals and less lesson is really important to keep election day run because. So many of the poll workers historically been people like me. Older people retirees for the most part who basically saying this election there's no way we going to expose ourselves our health to the possibilities of catching the virus while manning the polling places said to get a lot of younger people in there and recruiting five thousand people was a big deal. The other thing I found really fascinating about this. This whole process is a great article in bridge, which we will link to, which shows that Michigan has more registered voters than we have people. Basically, we have according to the Census Bureau Likely Seven, point four, seven, two, million, eligible voters we have seven point seven million who are actually registered to vote. And they take that as criticism of Jocelyn Benson but actually, it's a criticism of her predecessor Ruth Johnson for not keeping voting rolls up to date and one of the side benefits of having mailed out these APPs and voter applications to every voter in the state is it helped Jocelyn Benson clean up the list and she can get rid of a lot of voters who simply are no longer eligible to vote either because they've moved out of state or more likely. Because they've passed away and then by joining this multi-state Compaq also helps clean up the voter rolls as well. So the chances of voter fraud widespread voter fraud virtually nil they always have been virtually nilly stuff the president's spouting his pure Baloney the challenge is going to be is going to be several days before we know if some of these close primaries are decided and in November is very likely, Michigan's electoral votes won't be known until about a week after the election. and. Just a reminder to take your absentee ballot for the primary to your local clerk or to a dropbox there's not enough time for you to mail it anymore there is a list of locations on the Secretary of State website where you can drop off your ballot in secure dropbox and I think that most of our listeners probably know this but they should share the information widely within their own networks. There's just Not enough time to mail those ballots back now before the Tuesday primary, we did get a Supreme Court ruling the legislature has to act to allow ballot received after election day to be counted, the legislature refused to do that the legislature so far is also refused to enact legislation, which would allow clerks start processing ballots before election. Day in Florida, they can start processing them I. Think it's three weeks before the election they. Don't count them until election day, but they can get him out of the envelopes get him flat and get them ready to feed into the Tabula there's and all that. But in Michigan, they can't do that until election day and that's what's going to slow down the count. It's on the legislature to fix that. But apparently the legislature with Donald trump that the more chaos we have in November in the election the better. It is for Republicans speaking of chaos. There are many primary contests on the ballot, but two of the most interesting involved candidates for Congress first, there's the rematch Wayne County between Congresswoman Receipts Leave and Detroit Council President Brandon Jones, and this is an interesting match because it has such a weird history John Conyers left Congress and Jones was elected to serve out his term and repeated to lead was elected to serve the next turn. Swing election. Yeah it was crazy and not long ago. We were wondering if Rashid until they could even keep that seat but it looks like she's got a ton of money as of June thirtieth she had one point three million compared to twelve thousand dollars for Jones, and in the last couple of weeks, she's wrapped up some big endorsements Nancy Pelosi Dana Nessel I saw just. Endorsed were I think in the past week? Brenda Johnson has a lot of local endorsements though SAR POLAS has to leave up fifty to twenty, four percent, but with twenty three percent undecided and that's a big undecided number and I don't know. I I don't have any insight as to how that would come in I. Don't know you don't know about you but I think receipts leave will be reelected. It looks like she's in good shape mostly because of financial and all the publicity she's gotten for being the anti-trump beginning with impeach the motherfucker and taking it from there has served her well and friend Ejaz Jazz's campaign has basically been. This is a majority African American district. We should have an African American member of Congress but that didn't cut it and Brenda Jones has said that Rashid slave hasn't done enough for the district, but that's hard to make. Stiff. Win Repeated Salinas. Always they're always talking about the district always in the district brought people like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren to the district. That's just a hard thing to make stick against her on the western side of the State Republicans, Peter Mayer and Linda F are the leading candidates in the primary to replace former Republican turned independent. Justin Amash with the winner taking on Democrat Hillary Scholten scholten. By the way, we'll be our guests on the podcast next. Meyer is the grandson of Fred Meyer. Yeah. He's the man who built the of Midwest chain of stores. After diligence a first time state legislator representing Kent County. She formerly was corporate communications director for universal forest products. That's a company whose principal stockholder GOP BIGWIG pizza via the campaign has gone negative on both sides, which is what you probably would expect in a tight primary each of them taking the TV ads attacking their opponent is not being.
"michigan" Discussed on Michigan Policast
"We are anticipating that there will be and we are asking for patience. It may take some time to count and process all the ballots leading that are that are processed the mail because we're dealing with in many cases, two times the amount of those ballots that are typically processed internally, and if we don't increase the time on the back end, clerks have to process them. Yes. It will take more time on the post-election and. To to ensure that they're counting them efficiently and accurately that's secretary is Jocelyn Benson Michigan's chief elections officer and elections get a major test. This week in Michigan is nearly two million votes will be cast by mail even as the integrity of mailed voting is under demonic attack from of course Donald Trump. This is the Michigan podcast casserole above Michigan, policy and politics, and the national currency Impact Airport Peninsulas I won't sore the demons firm. I Christine very, we'll take a look at the challenges of our first major vote by mail election and some of the most contentious primary contests. This week also marks the end of supplemental unemployment benefits from five hundred, thousand Michigan families will talk with John. The director of the Michigan Economic Center about the impact on Michigan, the economy and how the by economic program would revive Michigan. Michigan response after the COVID, nineteen infection rate starts to climb and we will check out leads bowls also on our agenda, the political attack of the week. This one targets one time GOP bastion. That's now a swing state I up though the election. To decisions. Christine by voters in twenty eighteen are paying huge benefits for voters in twenty twenty as they prepare for the elections. I. Was the passage of proposal three that gives everyone the right to vote by mail. For any reason as a result, nearly two million absentee ballots have been issued for Tuesday's primary meaning about sixty percent plus of all votes will be by mail. The other big decision that's paying benefits. The voters hired one of the nation's leading experts on elections and Election Law Jocelyn Benson as secretary of state in Michigan. Barry's actors will try to attempt to spread false information about the integrity and security of our systems that are intended to mislead voters about their rights and so seeds of doubt among the electorate about the accuracy of the results of our elections, we cannot let them carry the day. Well, Justin Benson has spent months preparing for the primary and the record turnout. We will undoubtedly see in November and the list of changes she's made his impressive at she has been busy. This list is from the secretary of State website and hear some of the things she's done implementing automatic voter registration and.
"michigan" Discussed on Michigan Policast
"For political, note I as we've discussed in previous pods, the strong desire to reopen the school. The fall is running headlong into reality of Michigan's huge budget crisis. The Michigan schools are going to need one billion dollars to reopen safely. Whitmer has been informed of this by group. That took a look at what it was going to take to make sure that all the protocols are in place for the students and the staff. Staff to be safe and number. We heard I think was up to a million dollars for artists strict, and that would kill us on top of the budget that we've already asked. I don't know how we could possibly do it. Nothing's a done deal yet. We did adopt the budget, but I can't imagine schools that We had a pretty good. We were sitting pretty good with our general then. I can't imagine schools that. Are In trouble are going to be able to weather this crisis very well without a lot of help. Just to put in perspective that's that's six hundred sixty five dollars per pupil just for enhanced safety stuff. Getting the masks and doing the cleaning you're talking about last week. And all those things and that's money or not spending now, so our schools, the schools across Michigan where already underfunded, and then we had different scenarios to work with when we look at our budgets, and as you know, probably, won't I. Think I've talked about it before. School budgets need to be in an approved before the Michigan State budget has to be finished just one of the dumbest things I've ever seen. But. Had four scenarios. We adopted one that we thought was most realistic, was a cut of seven hundred dollars per student, so the worst case scenario was that we would lose two thousand per student. Now if the worst case scenario happened. And we had to reopen. A and these numbers were real. That's two thousand six hundred fifty five dollars per student that we would lose two thousand dollars per student. I don't know how we would operate, but I also don't think it's a realistic number, so like I said we adopted the seven hundred dollar cut these safety guidelines would double the cuts that we would have to make, and the cuts were already making especially in a situation where schools were already underfunded going into it a very difficult. Already to do what we need to do to deliver the education and take care of these kids and he was the right thing by them. The right to life petition drive, which would effectively outlaw second abortions admission. Did Not collect enough valid signatures, but this week. The State Board of Canvassers gave the Group A second chance that proved they did. In fact. Get enough valid names. It gets into the weeds of requirements for petitions, and how the state verifies the number of valid signatures, but basically they're going to do a bigger sampling of the petitions. They're going to review some of the petitions that. That were thrown out because of technical deficiencies, and it was basically at the behest of one of the Republican members of the Board of canvassers at all of this was done. It is not unusual to have a second review of petitions that are relatively close. Although they fell short by about seven thousand signatures, which is an awful lot quite obviously, they did collect enough to begin with. The rule of thumb is you want to go lead have at least a twenty percent, if not a twenty five percent pad over what is needed. They needed about three hundred forty thousand signatures, and they only submitted about three, hundred, eighty thousand, and that's not nearly enough to guarantee that you're going to be successful. Just put in comparison. We needed four proposal to anti gerrymandering proposal. We need a three hundred, fifteen thousand plus signatures. We turned in four, hundred, twenty, five thousand, so we knew Golden, but they'll get a second at it. May Or may not get on the ballot as a result, the other ballot committee that his try to figure out what to do right now. Is the group fair equal Michigan which wants to add lgbtq protections to Michigan's Elliot Larsen. Civil, Rights Act. They got a big win during the week from the US Supreme Court when it ruled that LGBTQ citizens have the right to not be discriminated against it employment, which is a part of what they're trying to do in Michigan that the petition Michigan also applies to housing situations among other things with. With right now, because of the the their way, short signatures. They're trying to figure out what to do next. It's hard to say right down what they're gonNA. Do because they have the option of starting over again in focusing on twenty twenty, two of trying to get enough signatures now's get an Unin- twenty, twenty, two or working lobbying the legislature and hope that there's a change of control especially in the house during the next election, because that's the big road block is the speaker of the House. He's absolutely against making any of these changes. Senator Gary Peters has responded to the calls for reforming. The race is introduced bipartisan legislation focusing on community policing. This approach has been endorsed by the Aa C., the National Urban, league and the Police Officers Association of Michigan when you have an officer who's from the community understands the community has built. The trust in that community is important, but we also have to make sure there's accountability when someone does cross the line and engages in in an activity that is unacceptable. There needs to be an investigation, and it should be done in an independent entity so that the community has faith that it was actually done properly well. the accountability piece is really important, but when it comes to community policing, the really important thing is the relationships that built out of that. And I truly believe community policing has been something that has you have felt the absence of that the backyard that is left when you don't have. A peace officer who comes from the neighborhood I can see it out here in Josse just that you don't have relationships to go into a neighborhood and know who's who and certainly some of them are. Well known cases of deaths at the hands of police officers Tamir Rice example to me Royce that little boy would never have been killed if they had community policing in that area and the police officer who responded to the area or responded to that nine one one call. Would have known who he was. They would known. That was a toy gun in it for people who don't know I'll have information in the show notes I. Have a link, but he's the little boy who's playing with a toy gun and the police officers drove up to him and shot him when they got out of the car for political ship would. It's really important that the cosponsor. This bill with Peters is Republican senator. John Cornyn of Texas. that gives him a much better shot at getting the thing past Corden, one of the more respected members of the Senate on the Republican side and you got a lot of influence. I agree. Republicans are continuing their war on absentee voting with President. Trump saying flat out that widespread vote by mail would kill his campaign and defeat him. Okay, that's good. The Republican claims totally unsupported by any actual facts. They claim that vote by mail means widespread potential for fraud secretary of State Jocelyn Benson who just happens to be considered a national expert on these things, actually just the opposite in mailing in these applications intriguing talk about the reasons to do so in the benefits of doing so for our democracy, a secondary element is that it helps us when voters respond or people send them back to offer to our clerks with the appropriate. Appropriate designation.
"michigan" Discussed on Michigan Policast
"And taking over the state of Michigan and as a man I'm perfectly happy with because they're doing a hell of a job well, it was a cheerleading session for the thousands who joined the call. There was a big word of caution from Debbie Dingle reminding folks of what happened for years ago and her message. Just don't believe the polls. Evie down has arrived in I. Am going to meet Debbie Downer for this. Call I all four years ago. Many of you on this phone call thought that I was nuts and I was in enough communities invert enough people talking that I was very worried about the outcome of that election, and it's time for all of us to come together because we cannot afford to happen has happened in the state. What happened for years ago and I tell you I. Some people say Oh, look at the numbers I. Don't believe these numbers. I was a really interesting called, and I was invited to join a women for Biden. which kind of intrigued me But I'm very honored to be a part of women for Biden even though I. Don't pass the physical. Yes COUPLA. Thank you all. Debbie Downer also was Debbie upper when it came to talk to you about the personal side of this campaign, very emotional moment focused on what I think is. Most important characteristic that's humanity few talking about the longtime friendship between the dingle family and the Biden's and the support they received in John, Daniels, dying days in intensive care, and the doctor said he had switched his life, work and They've told me that they thought he divest weekend and I wanNA tell you who set hostile. We send in our and it was Joe Biden and Jill. And Joe Biden said to John Your is folks not. And he was just they're not I. Mean I know this man and I know his heart and I know Jill. And I know how much she cares. I stated people you up on.
"michigan" Discussed on Michigan Policast
"While. Donald Trump's polling shows high approval amongst Republican voters. It isn't universal. A group of some of the top Republican national operatives is formed. A group called the Lincoln Project which is dedicated to defeating trump in November and kind of pissing them off. Along the way it's leaders include attorney George Conway the husband of White House Adviser Kellyanne Conway for McCain Campaign Manager Steve Schmidt former New Hampshire Republican Party chair Jennifer Horn Republican media consultant Rick Wilson and our next guest former Michigan Republican Party director. Jeff TIMUR JEFF FOR SOMEBODY. Who's been high up in the Republican Party in Michigan comes as a Shock? Probably just some that. You're part of this anti trump movement through the Lincoln project. What got you to this point. Well when trump ran for election in in two thousand sixteen I guess going back to two thousand fifteen when the battle for the nomination was still underway or just getting started I happen to be at the first debate in Cleveland where trump was just donald trump and everybody thought it was. You know kind of this circus sideshow. Still he was nails on a chalkboard to me. Right from the get go and Everything about him seemed on serious From not just as personal style but to somebody who has. I've considered myself a Reagan conservative. That's when I came of age and started working in politics was the end of the Reagan presidency and everything that trump believed in stood for and at that time. And since is largely gone against that brand of of Republican conservatism. We could spend a many podcasts talking about the the the reasons why from policy to personality but the biggest thing for me is it caused me to really evaluate what was more important to me the party or the reasons I became involved in the public service sphere. It caused me to think that there are things far more important than winning campaigns in the future of the country And that's why I'm doing what I'm doing it's intriguing. There are a lot of Republicans who feel like you but it seems like none of them are speaking out if they're in elective office. The closest we've seen lately has been strangely enough another former Michigan Republican by the name of Romney. I'm sure George Romney. If he were still alive would be part of your movement. And it's Sunday more and more like his son. Mid is headed in that direction. What's IT GONNA take the price? Somebody loose like Mitt Romney. Perhaps a Ben Sasse or a judd case. Who's although not in office now close to having been in office? I believe there's absolutely nothing that will happen. Between now and November third that will shake loose re elected Republicans certainly not at the national level if what we saw prior to enduring impeachment to shake loose any Republican senators or any congressmen. Were not going to see it. Now if if if the last A February March April and now into may of the the bungling the of coded by trump a if that has shaken loose people already. There is nothing that's one to shake them loose. There's a few stalwarts out there Larry Hogan the governor of Maryland Charlie Baker in Massachusetts who've been trump critics not necessarily on the news every day. They also happen to be the most popular Republican politicians country. And you've also had Mike Dewine Ohio. Who's done a few things to urinate the president lately? He's he's not he's a strong conservative. No question yeah. I forgot his name. I just forgot list him Dewine is a another great example? Siri very popular Despite you know do taking measures to protect the people of Ohio. That trump disagrees with. Dwayne remains exceedingly popular more popular than most governors anywhere. When I see a strong support the trump has within his core within his base. I think back to nineteen sixty four which really dates me of course but when you had Barry Goldwater and was said he was going to bring down the Republican Party. It would be the end of it yet. Was that which later that we had Ronald Reagan in the White House into Republicans were Senate again is trump a temporary aberration for the Republican Party. Or something that's going to have some life. Impact trumpism will outlast trump. The loudest voices the plurality not the majority but certainly allowed plurality of voters within the Republican Party are a party of anger people of anger grievance. That's what motivates them whether it's Fan by Fox News in the conservative. Talk Radio. That's not going away. When trump looses this November if trump's assistant member the group I'm working with the Lincoln Project We certainly understand. This is going to be a long battle but first we have to a long war. I we have to win the battle between now and the third had an op. Ed that was in mlive yesterday. talking about this That I authored along with my colleague Jennifer. Warren who's the former chair of the answer of Urging Republicans in Michigan to vote for for Biden. We've not become Democrats Haven't changed our political philosophy The party has been co opted in those terms. Republican conservative have been bastardized to mean something that they didn't mean for most of the last fifty years That they've been in vogue. I think the government majority throughout most of the country and I I don't think that the parties willing to change quickly because when I ran the Michigan Republican Party fifteen years ago a lot of these same people that we saw at the protest at the Capitol waving their confederate flags. David existed in the Republican Coalition for a long time they were embraced by the Republican. Party they weren't they weren't Encourage they were motivated. We kept them away from conventions from rallies now they are Invited their embraced their promoted. And that's the difference. The Michigan Republican Party of the Modern Michigan Republican Party really was built by George Romney with the mantra of appealing to the swing voters and that's was the electoral success for the party. For the longest time. Two years ago we had a huge shift. Those swing voters. They really crossed over to flip through. Congressional seats. What's IT GONNA take for the Republicans to win them back? That's going to be a very steep hill for Republicans decline. There's been such damage done to the brand among suburban white voters in places like Michigan debt is especially among a suburban white women With white women with college degrees. Who were behaviorally Republican for the longest time but were more moderate in both their social. Espn a fiscal views. Have now become. I think Behavioral Democrats. They were trending that way. But trump has been a catalyst that has I think firmly pushed them into the decamp now. College educated white men are still largely sticking with trump but we saw significant erosion in two thousand eighteen. End The numbers. I look at Very frequently and when you look at cross tabs and polls show that there is a there is weakening among college educated white man and if it continues if there there's not a lot of persuadable voters this election. This is not a a persuasion elections as much as this is just a turnout election. But to the extent of persuadable voter existence. The college educated white male wanted to ask about a couple of very intriguing political campaigns. One that just ended and one in some ways hasn't even started The one that just ended of course was for Justin Amash running for president or maybe running for Congress again or something. Where is he going now? He says apparently not gonNA run for his seat again. In Congress that seed appears to be trending more democratic. The polling shows right. Now that it's a toss up. What now for Justin Amash? That's an interesting question. He has definitely built a following among the disaffected on the center right. It's largely libertarian. He's certainly I think. Been playing the both parties have failed us. We need something new carb. He's been playing that script very well. This is there is a strategy to what he's doing the strategy included. I think this announcement for president. I'm surprised that the I doubt he was ever serious about running for president. He did say that he thought he could win. At least he said that for a week or two which seemed to be the he was either delusion alert putting on a show. I think it was just to kind of turn a spotlight on him but I'm surprised that he he turned it off so quickly but he's still has a large twitter. Following social media. Does Matter I? He has a direct conduit to get his thoughts into the new cycle. His message still gets play in will continue to get play if we're successful. My group of real conservative Republicans in helping defeat trump. People like Justin. Amash could well be allies in the battle of what comes next. Our politics has operated in the center. Right Center left forever American Politics End Right now. There is a real vacuum I think on both parties are being pushed by their extreme elements to a larger degree than in at least in recent memory and there is a opportunity for whether it is just a reforming of a coalition within the one of the two major parties or for a new third party to emerge that eventually subsumes parties. You know the way. The Republican Party's subsumed the rights of the whigs you know back in the mid eighteen hundreds. I take issue with you. Though with the Democrats. At least in Michigan you look at the gains. They made in twenty eighteen and was Gretchen. Whitmer defeating Abdul El-Sayed in the primary. It was a listen slot and it was Hayley Stevens. All of them. Centre-left candidates certainly not extremists. No I agree. In Biden winning the nomination. I think speaks to that. What the the loudest voices I guess? The the most attention seems to be on those more extreme elements from the fact that Joe Biden won the nomination and if he wins and beach Donald Trump does not mean that there is a mandate for a progressive agenda in America. I think that there is a great danger after this election if by is to win to misread the results. I don't think that America is the American voters are yet ready for a green new deal or medicare for all. That's what I mean. When I'm talking about the extremes kind of are the the the Bernie Sanders dominating the conversation you if they're not dominating the polls exactly to dominating the in in the same thing trumpism there are a lot of Republicans elected officials and others have come to me and said we agree with what you're doing keep doing it. I just can't do this for X. Reason I'm elected don't want you know I I just don't need to deal with the you know the the the the trouble this will cause me. There are people in the party or Who have worked in campaigns like myself who don't want to jeopardize their incomes their businesses in this environment. I get that. But they're going to be the first to say. Oh you know the the the king is dead. Long live the new king. Whoever that is there will be some diehard trump is who've been empowered who will continue to fight a if if the Republican Party is not going to go away in November. The brand is severely damaged that might be like Enron. It might need to reform under a new name but the Republican Party of old is has become subsumed by trump and identified by person in a way. That didn't happen with Ronald Reagan. Didn't happen with Eisenhower. No person has personified the party the way that trump has it's it it is a striking phenomenon the other campaign. That really has me intrigued because of its tactic so far is John James. For United States Senate on paper. He's a great candidate in a lot of ways has a great back story. has obviously lots of money. But he's allowed Gary Peters in the Democrats to pretty much define them by being invisible this whole time and he he basically in hiding you never see them what is going on there. He is a very interesting candidate and I think he represents a very normal pre trump republican philosophy. I don't think he's trumpy but he doesn't dare not be trumpy in today's environment. He made some news a little bit of news in the last week. Or two by some criticisms he had lobbed against trump Were publicized and it's being used to you know show that he's not going to be lockstep with Donald Trump immediately has a fundraiser with Donald Trump. Junior right there i. It's trying to be too clever. You either have to cut ties and DISAVOW DONALD TRUMP in run toward the center. Or You have to tie your fate to him. There's not gonNA be a clever on with a Mandis. I'm not with him on this. John James is not gonNa have the wherewithal to establish a an awareness level with voters Neither is Gary Peters. Quite honestly that is able to overcome the din the hurricane force of the presidential race they are completely tied to the fate of the top of the ticket in this race if Donald Trump performs well John James has outside chance an outside chance of winning. I don't think it's a very strong one. Because trump for poor performing. Well since he he wins Michigan barely. There's no opportunity for him to like win. Michigan by a landslide. There is an opportunity for Biden to win by a margin. Like whitmer dead in two thousand. Eighteen You know a nice comfortable ten point margin of a debt just wipes John James off the face of the map. The result is the same as it was when Ranan Stamina let me give you a chance to reinforce your republican credentials at least a little bit and you're over West Michigan. You've got to Republican members of the House one of them's retiring Justin Amash. And then you've got somebody who's been there forever and Fred Upton. Could either of those districts be flipped? Yes I think you Fred Upton were to have retired. His district would be leaning Democrat for the the the just. The voting demographics in his district have been have been moving that way. I think that there is a growing likelihood I won't call it. A there is an increasing probability. That upton will loops he ran. The closest survived the closest challenge. He's ever had in thirty four years. In two thousand eighteen turnout is going to be substantially higher than it was in two thousand sixteen. We had five point. Four point eight million voters in two thousand sixteen. We're going to have closer to six million this time around. Is those extra one point..
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"We had called Stella for parties of Twenty and people who needed flexibility as they were coming directly from the airport. These are just the clueless callous folks that we have been totally avoiding for the last few months end of quote as he was posting that and social media his wife is the CO owner of. The restaurant was going to mainstream media. And saying we're very excited about opening this. This'll be great to get customers back and so forth so there's like two different layers of messaging going on there one. Local watering hole won't even allow non locals in. They put a sign on the door. Saying if you're not a local don't come in other places who just decided not to open most of mood. Chicken is still under stay at home orders till June twelfth that means they may not travel north. And if they do. It's a fourteen day quarantine without shopping at the grocery store. I but I think most people are just completely ignoring that. So stay at home. We love you tourist but nap this year. The experiment of opening northern Michigan is meant for locals only. This is a really important experiment. That's going on right now in Michigan and all across the country house watching a report that Rachel motto put together last week and the new hot spots right now are places that are beginning to reopen. Its the the meat processing plants just having terrible problems all across the nation. They're having problems still in the corrections facilities and in the veteran's hospitals and in the nursing homes as well we're GONNA find out real quickly with the auto plants opening up if this is something that can be contained or if in fact reopening the auto plants reinvigorates the virus and it starts spreading again in southeast Michigan which had a really good curve for the last couple of weeks now about will it continue and of course with the example of the president and not wearing a face mask. That certainly doesn't help a whole lot. I'm really worried that we're going to have a second wave sooner if not later and it's going to hit his really hard even in the summer when you would think that the virus would die down just because of the heat. I did see a still photo of the president wearing a mask but I don't know how long he had it on so there is that I wanted to go back to something. Amy said about the restaurant where the chef owner was saying. You should stay home and limit groups limited to small groups and locals only that kind of thing if I understood that right and then the wife was saying. We're so excited to the open. I don't think those two messages are exclusive of each other. I think you can be a businesses excited to be open but within limits of. We don't necessarily want people from downstate coming here. We're excited for local customers. That the correct and that was the whole idea of the experiment. Is We really flatten the curve up here? We don't have too many cases so it's a good place to experiment with. This was the governor's idea here but if the downstairs come up here it it screws up the entire experiment and while all this was going on. The governor was getting some good news on a couple of fronts. First of all polling commissioned by the Detroit Chamber of Commerce showed widespread support for her leadership on the issue. Eighty six percent of Michigan. Voters surveyed believed the virus is a threat to public health with support at that level or higher among self-described Independence Democrats and even voters who say they lean Republican the only group that is not strongly in favor of what she's doing our Republican men and even that was fifty eight percent And they also agree by a margin of sixty nine twenty two that the protests of the state capital against the governor. Stay at home order. Send A wrong message. I'll tell you that haircut brigade that invaded our town. Amy's which is you're worried about tourist and traverse city. I'm tired of having all of these demonstrations with with no mask no social distancing just a matter of a couple of miles from my home because we're we're getting the virus imported from all over the state by these folks. Just don't think that there's an issue it's very very bad. Pr From Michigan to it. Makes the residents of Michigan. Look Pretty Stupid Nationally. The other part of the poll which I found really fascinating only eleven percent of Michigan. Voters said they do not regularly wear a mass when they go out as required. By the governor's orders seems to me. I run into most of them at a speedway gas station on the street from me. Ninety percent of Democrats eighty percent of independence at seventy two percent of Republican. Women say they wear masks but less than half of Republican men say they wear masks with the percentage of those who do not especially high for those under the age of fifty. It's become a macho thing. I guess for Republican men is right up there with carrying your long guns down to the state capital. It's a strange sticking point. I think for the I don't know why but It's part of that whole. Don't tread on me feeling. I think what I really liked about. This was that people identify with Democrats people who identify as independent were largely aligned on these issues. And that's a really good thing. It's going to continue to baffle the president as he campaigns for reelection as well. We'll be talking a little bit later with the disenchanted. Republican former executive director of the Michigan Republican Party. Jeff Temer. They're losing the suburban voters and the president's doing nothing to get him back and this thing is not helping at all and thing I really liked was the number. Seventy two percent support reopening our businesses gradually. And I think that's an important number to get out there. As a counter effect if you will counter message to the Senate Republicans the House. Republicans and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. Who just keep hammer on comparing us to while now Indiana a stupid billboard but comparing us to other states saying we should be open we could be open on and on and on and poll shows that people appreciate are slower and amy. I hope that experiment goes well and you don't have a lot of people from downstate causing traverse city problems in the next few weeks. I think that they're going to realize that the restaurant some and bars and so forth as quickly as they wanted them to so just go home. Please go home. Well all this was going on the governor won a major victory in court upholding her use of emergency powers even as the orders were expanded as a result of the catastrophic failure three dams and Midland County which resulted in ten thousand or more people being thrown out of their homes for details on both were joined by Riley begging award winning Capitol reporter for Bridge Magazine. Riley always a pleasure to have you on the Pali cast couple of big stories that you've covered this week. First of all the court ruling in the court of claims judge Stevens basically saying that the governor is acting within her powers to use the emergency powers. Going forward pretty much. Everyone agrees that this is just the beginning of a long legal battle. This is very likely to end up in the State Supreme Court. When I guess what I say long actually moving quite quickly but it's going to be going through a couple of courts here. What the Court of claims decided was that. The governor does have these loyalty under this nineteen forty. Five Watt the emergency powers of the Governor Act to act unilaterally to a declare an emergency and issue orders under that the other law. That was up for debate in this case was the nineteen seventy six emergency management act. That is the law. That the governor needs the legislature's approval to continue announcing these -mergency declarations and issuing things. Like the. Stay at home order under them. We don't have to get into all of what happened with that case. If you don't want but I think the top line thing that people need take takeaway is that for the time. Being the governor's powers and the orders that come from them stemmed and we'll see what happens next. The court system is not known for its speed and it seems like this could be a moot point by the time it gets to a decision. The State Supreme Court is. There was earning speculation as to just how long it would take four to get to that point. It's hard to tell I mean where the GOP hasn't officially submitted their appeal yet when they've pledged do that so where it would go next is the court of and then from there we go to the State Supreme Court. The lawsuit was filed by the Michigan House and Senate earlier this month. I believe maize fifth or seventh. Something like that. The hearing happened less than a week later. And the opinion came less than a week after that so It is moving pretty quickly. But it's it's hard to tell exactly when it will all be wrapped up as we talk about emergency powers. The Governor of course has a second emergency to deal with and that is the situation in Midland. The catastrophic flooding in Midland is wiped out ten thousand homes and credit all sorts of AVIC. You wrote a story for bridge show with a couple of your colleagues basically indicating this was a failure of government regulation at all levels to get to protect the people. Yeah what we found was that this damn has been out of compliance for more than thirteen years. Essentially it was it was purchased in two thousand four by this guy lives in Las Vegas time and time again. Over course of more than a decade he failed to make the upgrades necessary to this thing called spillway capacity which is sort of an engineering term for the part of a dam that allows it to safely drain. Excess water filth. Yes essentially you know what we saw happen. On Tuesday evening was the dam and Sanford damn both overflowed email. Damn there was a failure that infrastructure that ended up causing that water to go over the top and thousands of people were evacuated. We know the rest of the story but basically the the federal regulators. Did this. Push in Paul with this damn owner for thirteen years and eventually After leaving deadlines and continuing to send strongly worded letter so to speak. They did revoke the license of these damn owners to continue Generating Electricity the owners argued that without this source of funding. We're not gonNA really be able to do. These upgrades that you request. What happens next is goes to the state regulators the state regulators just days after the federal regulators. Say That we can't allow you to create energy anymore because of this is unsafe decided that it wasn't fair condition. The state decided Ed was in fair condition. Even though the Q. Told us that you know we were starting the process of discussing with them. What sort of updates they needed to make. But obviously that didn't happen in time. Another side effect is bad. The State Regulations for spillway capacity are actually about half as stringent as the feds so the federal government wanted them to be able to handle one hundred percent of the possible maximum flood capacity which means in the worst case scenario. Nothing will happen here. The state's standards are actually half of that so to pass the state's errands you only have to be able to safely hold half of the possible maximum flood which we we went over on Tuesday now for a political accountability standpoint. This is going to be great fun for reporters because this whole transition happened. During the end of the Snyder administration but moved into the WHITMER administration and at the federal level it began during the Obama Administration and ended during the trump administration. They're going to be pointing fingers forever. It sounds like possibly I think to their credit. There is a lot of This this damn owner was a challenge seemed to be a challenging person to work with. He was kicking the can down the road but what it seems to highlight. I think so far is the challenges of of you know holding someone like this accountable and clearly. The state was tried beginning the process of trying to do that and it didn't happen fast enough or infrastructures. Issue that the governor. I campaigned on although she was focused on the roads. This is part of what she wants to do. The challenge now of course with this as long along with everything else's is where's the money gonNA come from a to deal with all these infrastructure problems because base is briskly broke. Yeah to your point. I mean the governor said yesterday you know I've been I've been calling for a more infrastructure funding and she called back to the road debate. Which seems so far in the past all of us now that we have been dealing with the virus amount is flooding but regardless of what solution. You would prefer. I don't think anybody would deny that. There is a problem with infrastructure funding in this state. Many many of these dams in Michigan are are very old and new upgrades and a lot of them are privately owned too. So it's definitely a long term issue that that needs looking at. I know it's early. But is there any indication of how these people in Midland GonNA get some help? The businesses in the homeowners who basically were wiped out with the flood so the governor declared a second state of emergency for the Middle Area related to this which does allow the state to funnel some more funding towards them And then just yesterday. The president also declared a national state emergency for that region so that allows the Emma to send resources to help. But you're right. There is another huge crisis happening. That's already tapping into a lot of our state and national emergency resources. We'll see how that plays out. But the the resources that are available are are certainly Being mobilized right now votto we need. Now's the plague of locusts of Laura. We've completed the trinity. I guess exactly. Yeah Royal Executive from route pleasure. Thanks for joining us. Thank you.
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"That holds public officials government accountable in assists in the promotion of progressive ideas in an abundance of caution. I am ordering the closure of all K twelve school buildings in Michigan for three weeks. Starting Monday March sixteenth until Sunday April. Fifth much of the world's activity grinds to a halt as cove in nineteen becomes a worldwide pandemic. A pandemic that caught are very stable. Genius flat-footed now. I don't take responsibility at all. Because we were given a a set of circumstances and we were given rules regulations and specifications from a different time. was it meant for this kind of An event With the kind of numbers that we're talking about. This is the Michigan podcast. We're all about Michigan politics and policy and the outside forces impacting our pleasant peninsulas. I'm well sort practicing social distancing from lansing and I'm Christine Berry practicing my social distancing from my liberal blogging compound in Corona. It seems like in history but it was just this last week. This saw Joe Biden Storm. Three Michigan's presidential primary pulling off what Susan d-mass referred to as the full whitmer because much like whitmer and her primary. Joe Biden won all eighty three Michigan counties and essentially locked up the Democratic nomination. We'll take a look at some of the numbers behind his victory as well as some new wrinkles in the reelection efforts of Senator Gary Peters in a few moments we'll be joined by Detroit's former public health director in two thousand sixteen gubernatorial candidate. Dr Abdul. El-sayed ed his specialty is Epidemic Balaji. We'll talk about his new book healing politics and his thoughts on how both president trump and governor. Whitman have responded to the corona virus..
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"Representative Yosef Robby in the House with thirty sponsors to make it much more ambitious. How ambitious is it? Compared to what we've got now in state law when it comes to the conversion to clean energy generation casino even two or three years ago I would have said this is very ambitious legislation but achievable but the pace of technological innovation a wear. The conversation has moved because of climate impacts were experiencing every day in Michigan. This was the wettest year on record with something like M. Darts something like nine hundred thousand unplanted acres you know that impacted the bottom line of farmers across the state. We of course we know Australia just experiencing this horrendous wildfires. Australia's Burning California and the West or burning at Michigan is flooding and I think those two pieces together the fact that innovation has driven down the cost of renewable energy and more and more Michigan is more and more Americans and and people citizens globally are experiencing economic impacts have really mainstreamed this legislation. You just referenced so a version of it was introduced two years ago with just drew Sponsors Robbie and representative holy this time. We had thirty sponsors in the house. Sign onto that more than half of the Democratic Caucus and then on the Senate side also bicameral Senator Chang sponsored it in the Senate and nine cosponsors there as well so really move from what might be viewed as a kind of a single issue interest To something that's we. Argue is mainstream and by the way we have commitments now from our major utilities to achieve a very very similar goals so DT ONS to go neutral carbon neutral by twenty fifty. I believe consumers energy is right around that ninety percent target on the same time line. So you're very close to. What's on the bill already in terms of their voluntary commitment? Yeah that's right you know on an advocacy group. Our responsibility is to make sure that that those commitments are mad at were planning and building the infrastructure and in a way to enable us to achieve those. I had one more thing right the IPC and its latest report has showed. Hey you know we have to get across I twenty thirty as kind of the inflection point year when folks are saying. Hey if there's not a serious reduction in emissions built into the system by twenty thirty Planet Earth is going to be in a whole lot of trouble. So not only is we think is achievable. You think it's absolutely critical. It also seems to fit in with the economic plans of our major employer are major manufacturer the auto industry. They are going electric bigly a general motors just announcing that huge investment at Hamtramck afford also a huge investment in electric vehicles and If you had Chrysler the same so it seems like it's kind of the perfect storm yet. You know that that's absolutely right and not go political on here a second but we think all. The presidential candidates should be talking about climate in Michigan for a number of reasons. Some of which I've already mentioned but a second because of what you just mentioned. And that is the Economic Opportunity Year. The number of different vehicles coming out from Detroit's Big Three. That will be electric electric hybrid. Electric is just incredible and the economic opportunity. Here when you think of that whole new fleet of vehicles plugging into a increasingly smarter cleaner grade. This is the economy of the future and to keep up with countries like Germany and China. We have to fully embraces or we are going to be left behind and you can frame it in both ways right. What if we don't move now we're going to be left behind? I like the way you put it much better because this is all opportunity. There's all upside here if we get in front of it. If we advance the batteries and the automobiles and then plug amend a smarter grid of the future you know just all upside and oh by the way do in a way that decreases emissions decreases pollution. 'cause we talk about climate change and that's hugely important but it's also air quality right. The carbon emissions are loaded with all sorts of dangerous toxins when they're coming out of Tailpipe of a car when they're coming out of a coal and natural gas fired facilities and that impacts air quality on the ground daily basis in the communities impacted communities. And I might add often that are low income and minority neighborhoods so It's something that we think about. His critics address now and Michigan. Lcd is consciously going out of the way to meet with candidates for office in the presidential side and all the folks that touched those campaigns. Say Hey if you're coming to Michigan you have to be talking about climate change. You have to be talking about the impact on on our drinking water on our air quality because this is just a critical time and of course our economy because it's all opportunity. It's all upside. I would think that you would get some support from the right side of the aisle as well just because over on the Lake Michigan Shoreline. You've got Multi Million Dollar Mansions falling into the lake and except for the science deniers. They've got to admit. Climate change is playing a part in the erosion of the shoreline of Lake Michigan and those Beautiful Multimillion Dollar Mansions. Going right down the tubes. Yeah that's absolutely right. And and as part of our campaign to make climate a focal point of the next presidential election. We're calling on president trump to do the same if funny you mentioned on now get back to the state level. But just yesterday. I was reading about Kevin McCarthy on national level introduce seen climate legislation on behalf of number of congressional Republicans. So we're starting to see some movement there On the state level. You're absolutely right. The high water levels from Lake Michigan the Michigan Huron system in lakes and streams are just impossible to ignore and while water levels are certainly cyclical the speed at which the lakes rose. This time is just you know. I won't say unprecedented because the data doesn't go back very far into history on specifically on that point but it's certainly a surprise and causing all sorts of havoc on homeowners. I'm public infrastructure along these water bodies right. It's it's not just Folks vacation that are suffering impact from the high water levels. It's also state park infrastructure. That's also public roads and thoroughfares public beaches so this is impacting all of us And it's absolutely I think. A piece that illustrates the impact right now on Michigan from climate change already mentioned the impact on a Michigan Agriculture. And having the wettest season in recorded history. A little less less. No there is The tax payers a stepped up. You know rightly. I think on behalf of Michigan Farmers and said Hey. Here's fifteen million dollars just to subsidize a small piece of you know the the damage that you suffered in the the farm loan origination program To make terms a little bit better for dealing with that hit because it's been a perfect storm for Michigan's farm community as you know the climate impacts from extreme weather and the Of course the tariff situation international trade and JUST MACARONI. General has been really tough on the farming community. Been talking to macroeconomics but we've been thinking a lot hero environmental group. I'm a part of something that individuals can do something as simple as a few trees. This is a favorite question mine. There's almost nothing better. You can do on the individual basis then planting native trees in their native habitats. And doing that in a way. That will sequester carbon. They're so they're not only important for mitigation polling those emissions out of the air and harding them into two wood fiber and pushing that carbon underground and the root system but their grief for stormwater management. You know sucking up and absorbing the rain that's going to fall in a more extreme way with extreme weather coming from climate change and oh by the way they're next to urban infrastructure. They lower that increased heat island effect. That cities across Michigan are experiencing from climate. Change provide shade directly to home. So you have to burn less energy less rainout carbon intense energy to heat and cool home. So they're looking at is important and they look nicer beautiful They breed more oxygen into the communities. That are planted. Although I do have to mention that we have a little bit careful about encouraging people to take into image individualized actions take down a plastic Straw debate. For example I hate it. I can't stand it doesn't matter what you do with your straws. It really does. I don't think that's which in your stride over has any impact whatsoever on the environment because it does not. We need systemic level change. Our environmental problems have gone beyond the point of what any individual can do on a personal basis. It doesn't mean you should have bad habits these the environments but it does mean you need to engage the political system. You engage.
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"Christina. Are Sexism expert. Thank you while the Senate on a party line basis blocked Anna middling from an appointment on the natural resources commission which oversees fishing and hunting. It's a shame animator. Laying is politically independent. She has a master's in fishing and wildlife from MSU. She has a bunch of experience. A lot of people have said she was over qualified for the position and she was blocked like I said on a party line basis. Let me let me back up to win. Governor Whitman was elected when Mike Shirke was made Senate majority leader He. He started the advice and consent committee to oversee gubernatorial appointments and so This went to that committee which is chaired by Peter. The CDOE who is under investigation for being sexist pig yet total creeper if he's a creep in you ain't sleeping that. Kinda guy it went through the committee and she didn't make it. Shuki said this was because Anna. Meddling does not understand the intensity of the commission and she was unwilling to make tough decisions now prior to this Jerky had already called. Whitmer and asked for a second appointment that she had made. His name is George Hartwell. He was appointed by Whitmer as well. He asked Whitmer to pull him on the basis. That in two thousand and thirteen George Hartwell said he didn't want guns at a city council meeting. I don't know what to say about that but when Turkey was asked was hurt. Will the reason that you blocked this overqualified person? Shuki said well. We tried to find middle ground with the governor. You know a couple of things. First of all it's GonNa be a long long year with this guy again you know instead of learning from last year. He's leaning in on these attacks on the on the governor. You know he's leaning in on that bet shit crazy attitude. He has toward these people. It's just amazing. That the decide to use a woman who's incredibly qualified for the appointment that she received to use her as leverage against George Hartwell who's not exactly chop livery was the former mayor of grand rapids. A certainly qualified to be on a volunteer state. Commission is just the kind of games they're playing never had this problem with a unqualified appointees under the previous governor. But that's the way the game is being played in Turkey's power politics again and I think part of it's a lack of respect with the governor's office. The governor has a right unless somebody's blatantly unqualified for an appointment regardless of whether it's Republican or Democrat is governor. They should get their way on appointments. He out in the last time they did. This was when Jennifer Granholm tried to make some appointments and they blocked hers and then infect like I said Shuki just created this committee he they didn't have it When Rick Snyder was appointing all his buffoons. And so here we are. It's going to be just another year of political games and I'll tell you what I what I saw George Heart while he's not a quote unquote gun. Grabber you know. He has a seems to have respect for firearms and People's right to have firearms. He just didn't want them at a city council meeting and that is not unreasonable. Those things get heated. I don't want them at board of Education meetings when we talk. We talk about anything. That's not an unreasonable position. But if you will have a if you're opposed to one person why block the other one other than to just show off your power just to be a bully issued upper to another petition drive kicks off this week? We talked earlier this year. About our proposals to tighten state laws regarding lobbying in Lansing on. Wednesday this coming Wednesday. The State Board of canvassers will decide whether to approve the petition that puts a constitutional amendment on the ballot in November. The proposal would prohibit lobbyists and their clients from giving anything Vita public officials and their immediate families mandate a cooling off period of two years for state officials before they could become lobbyists after leaving. Office prohibit contingency pay for lobbyists where they're paid depends on whether or not they get their bills passed and a lot of other requirements and co Around record keeping his well. The proposal is being promoted through our friends. At Progress Michigan Signature collection is already underway of course for a second proposal which? I'm working on to expand the Elliot Larsen Civil Rights Act to include. Lgbtq people. And I've got to put in a plug for the petition drive. I'm working on if you can help us out. Go to fair and Equal Michigan. All SPELLED OUT FAIRLY EQUAL MICHIGAN DOT COM. The previous a non paid political message for me and Don't forget the websites. Progress Michigan Dot Org and close lansing loopholes dot com for more information on the closing the lobbying repose issue three organized Labor versus pot the Marijuana Industry Christine. I don't even get this at all. So the State Regulatory Agency is trying to add what's called a Labor peace agreement Into the rules for licensing marijuana distributors. That's how I'm understanding this. The rules would be that the business owners would not stand in the way of the workers organizing and forming unions but then the workers would have to agree not to pick it. Stop Work Boycott or engage in any other economic interference with the applicants business. Of course the business community and the Chamber of Commerce and everybody is like this terrible we should not engage in anything like this labor peace agreement. I think it's terrible because I don't see the point telling people that were GONNA stop you from organizing but you can't do anything with your organized labor. It's a really strange conversation especially with right to work in the background. Where that's really the big argument from the business community? Is that this weekend's right to work but I find it really interesting that it's a wide speech we need the Republicans in the legislature and the Republicans at the Chamber of Commerce and the marijuana industry. The biggest thing that this says to me is that Labor is at a point where they're asking for permission to pick it if they organize. Labor does not need permission for that. I realized that this you know we're in a different era than we were in the nineteen thirties and through the seventies and even early eighties but Labor does not need permission to pick it. Stop work to boycott or engage if they're organized data what their tools are the top three issues in the presidential campaign or the economy healthcare in climate. We talked healthcare last week this week. We take a look at climate change and what Michigan government and each of us can do in the battle to save the Planet.
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"My name is Greta to Larry. I'm sixty years old. I they come from Sweden and I want you to panic. How do you respond to the fact that basically nothing is being done about this without feeling the the slightest bit of anger? I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean yet. You'll come to US young people for hope how at sixteen. She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize Name Time Magazine's person of the year Ed in the Process Destroy Donald Trump in a twitter urban e. war on all a ray of hope in what otherwise is a grave moment in our national dialogue. A week that is one for the history books. The question now is an on article. One of the resolution impeaching President Donald J trump for abusing his powers. Mr Chairman there are twenty three is and seventeen knows. The articles agreed to thank question. Now is an article. Two of the resolution impeaching President Donald J trump for obstructing congress. Mr Chairman there are twenty three is and seventeen knows. The articles agreed to the resolution. Amended is ordered. Report it favorably to the House. This is the Michigan Paula casserole about Michigan Politics Policy and the national issues that impact at Gar pleasant peninsulas. I'm wall sort with the House of Representatives poised to make donald trump just the third president to be impeached. All eyes are on to Michigan. Members of Congress remain undecided undecided as the week begins will weigh the Options for Democrats Hilly Stevenson Elissa Slatkin Christine bury the long battle over. Michigan's budget has paused with compromise on most issues but still nothing on fixing the damn roads. What will it take to actually end? Michigan's ranking as the nation's pothole capital. I'm amy Macaire hired in a new report shows massive fraud and abuse in federal funding for charter schools with Betsy. Devos's Michigan the worst offender. There's a new civil rights investigation Schnitt one Michigan School district in new legislation inspired by Betsy. Devos's proposed weakening of protections for sexual assault victims and college campuses in our quick take segment a major right wing. Broadcaster says it's mending its ways. The great mention our lists Gretchen Whitmer as a possible vice presidential candidate it representative Larry end gets a second chance. The Supreme Court upholds a form of legalised sexual assault targeting pregnant women and sports betting. It's coming to Michigan and we'll wrap up with a two minute easy to understand summary of Donald Trump's high crimes and misdemeanors compliments of Judiciary Committee member. Eric swallow well L.. But let's be good at home with the mess that is public education. Amy thanks to the relentless campaigning of our good buddy. Betsy Devos Michigan has more charter schools in any state state and according to a new report the most fraud involving charter school operators. What's going on yet? Trump's secretary of education. Betsy Devos has no shame She's been the champion of what are known. Is Ghost schools. Those are charters that received funding through the Federal Charter School Program but either never opened or quickly. Shut down thirty five percent of those In the program either don't exist or Ridge at best a Potemkin ruse between two thousand six and two thousand fourteen. Eighteen five hundred and thirty seven go. Schools built tax payers out of forty five point five million dollars and naturally here in Michigan. We're number one with seventy to fake schools costing seven point seven million dollars than and another Michigan Public School issue with National Implications involving investigation of Discrimination National Pop pop public schools. The ACLU has compelled an examination by the US. Department of Education's Civil Rights Division into what is termed a quote quote pervasive racially hostile environment towards native American students. This is an important test case for districts that openly flaunt clearly racist mascots. In this case. It's the Papa Redskins and the district has tolerated physical assaults and intimidation of those who stand in protest of the racist imagery the big takeaway. If the school district is found in violation of title. Six of Civil Rights Act. They could lose their federal funding. And that's a harbinger for from many many public schools and colleges across the country that have offensive mascot names to measure with dust. Betsy Devos it seems like just when it gets bad. She can make it even worse as if she hasn't hasn't done enough damage to hey twelve education. She's also doing her best to make sexual assault on college campuses a little less threatening to the perpetrators and Elissa slot given the congresswoman from the Lansing area whose district includes Larry Nassar's former base of Operations of Michigan State. University is taking direct aim devices flan Christine. What's thrown on their? Here's the basic title nine sets policies on sex discrimination and assault at educational institutions that are receiving federal funds and title title nine focuses on Higher Ed but it also applies to secondary and elementary schools. Betsy Devos says title. Nine now goes too far in favoring the accuser rather than the accused under President Obama the guidelines held. That harassment was unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that was the definition of harassment that educational occasional institutions. Were supposed to act at. Betsy Devos wants to change that to unwelcome conduct on the basis of sex that is so severe pervasive and objectively actively offensive that it denies a Access to the school's education program or activity. So it's a much higher standard there now. Melissa Slot in hands hands other Democrats have been trying to convince not to go that far and it hasn't worked out so is she putting forward some legislation. MM to try to say no. You can't you can't do this. They want to handle it legislatively because what this does is it raises the legal standard for what constitutes sexual harassment. It makes is it harder for accusers to report and the colleges and universities would have to respond to fewer claims so devices proposal provides while it's called Rape Shield protection detection such as prohibiting questions about the accused sexual history it also allows cross examination of the accuser by any one and the accused person chooses. So that's not a neutral party it can be very intimidating. Schools could push both the accused and the accuser into mediation and then then once that mediation is started. He can't go back to a formal complaint process So the accuser would be stuck in that mediation agreement and in many cases schools would not not be responsible for addressing sexual harassment unless there was actual knowledge of the harassment by three specific types of employees such as a title nine coordinator or a particular kind of teacher and a K twelve school and so on and schools have to ignore harassment that occurs outside of school activity including most off campus just an online harassment. There just won't be as much done to combat sexual harassment in education now device wants to push this through by the end of the year. It's unclear when it will go through and it's not clear if a slatkin's legislation will go anywhere. Either I'll have more Orleans about this on the website. it's important on to note that a lot of this information comes from the National Women's Law Center which is an advocacy group for people who are victims of this sexual assault survivors. But I will have all the information on the website so that you can look it up and read it for yourself and see exactly what is in devices proposed changes because it really does shift things in favor of the accused. This whole subject brings to mind the fact that the trump administration even though we're all enthralled with the impeachment impeachment fight right now of the trump administration is making major major changes in every aspect of our government. They're going to have lasting impact and it goes goes far beyond whether or not Donald Trump Crook. It goes to the environment it goes to women's rights it goes education it goes to the regulation and inspection of food and everything else that the government does to keep us safe in to make our country a little bit better and it's really kind of frightening that regardless of the debate in the Senate which of course is going to result Zoltan acquittal. We're still going to have to deal with another year when they can make a lot of changes like this administratively. And as long as they've got Mitch McConnell in their bag they can do pretty much anything they want. Administratively defosses title nine. The puzzle is kind of an all or nothing. do or die sort of thing just like the metoo movement there's degrees he's of enforcement for title my title nine coordinators and in the past they have over enforced small violations that It's a matter interpretation as to whether it was actually a violation at all for example this young woman that was on campus. I can't recall which one she was studying for her final exams and some it was springtime and she had a window open and she saw this couple kissing outside and she yelled at them. Hey I hit it first and they filed a complaint and it was treated. She was tweet as if she had sexually physically sexually assaulted someone. So what we degrees I think. So you're never going to be able to take out the human women judgment when it comes to evaluating any kind of case I mean I think we can all agree on that and we can all agree that both the accuser and the accused should have improper due process in these investigations but Some of this really does go Crossed the line in terms of you. See You can't act on on it unless these specific types of people have actual knowledge of the harassment. That's that's not going to protect women of other development in the war on women the US Supreme Court declined to review Kentucky's extreme antiabortion law allowing the measure to stand up to the law. Doctors must conduct an ultrasound around. Describe the fetus in great detail and played the sound of its heartbeat before performing an abortion in early pregnancies. They will be forced to insert a transit jainal probe PROB- the Supreme Court's refusal to consider. The legality of this law indicates that the liberal justices don't trust the conservative majority will affirm the constitutional rights to abortion providers in patients. and to me this sends a signal to the right to life movement in Michigan that while they still have control of the Michigan Legislature. They may even try even more extreme measures in anticipation anticipation of the legislature flipping. The next election Michigan Republicans have already tried to pass a transformational on probe law twice and it. It never really got anywhere because the Young negative pushback on it but now that this is happening some heads probably going to happen. You know you've got to be sick perv to try title legislate a transactional probe on somebody. You really do. I mean what is going on in your mind that you think that's appropriate to put in legislation. That's disgusting Eh. It's not medically necessary most the time. Sometimes it is and that's that's the a call for the doctor and the patient would your women don't have a right to control your.
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"This is the Michigan podcast and this is the week that was from your testimony. Today I gather that you believe that knowingly accepting foreign assistance during the presidential campaign is an unethical thing to do and cry and a crime and what about total exoneration did you actually totally exonerate the president well now in fact you reports expressly states it does not exonerate. The president does so it's ready to say. The president tried to protect himself by asking staff to falsify records relevant to an ongoing investigation. I would say that a summary. Could you charge the president with Hey Trimbe after he left office. Yes you believe that he committed you could charge the president United States with obstruction of justice after he left office. Yes the president was not a scoping exculpated for the accident satire. He allegedly committed presumably the Russians could record that conversation could they not yes and so we have candidate trump was saying I have no dealings with the Russians but the Russians had tape-recording they could expose could not yes. That's the stuff of counterintelligence intelligence nightmares. Is it not the trump campaign officials built their strategy their messaging strategy around those stolen documents I generally that's true and then they lied to cover it up. At generally that's true.
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"Donald trump trucker then it's gonna be a different story the state board of canvassers has given the goahead to petition drive both aimed at attacking women's rights regarding healthcare one proposal would virtually ban all abortions in michigan de other would prohibit the most common and safest medical procedures used by doctors during the second trimester we'll talk with angela vasquez drew from planned parenthood in a moment about the specifics of the proposals and the response from the pro choice advocates amy how does this elevated fight about abortion impact twenty twenty it's baffling question because it's it's difficult to predict even though that's only a year away how could this benefits republicans that are pushing for these on abortion bans and restrictions and so forth and regulatory burden aunt recent npr pbs mirrors poll found that seventy seven percent of americans support roe v wade and that number is widely bolstered by republicans who support abortion rights by fifty nine percent only thirteen percent of americans who responded to this particular poll on wish to see wrote overturned this is a different tact all these abortion bans at six weeks and these two petitions drives on it's much more direct attack on roe v wade in the right to an abortion previously legislature's they kinda semite covertly couched they're meant to control women's bodies and what is known as targeted regulation of abortion providers called trap laws appropriately called trap laws so now they're just going all in and they wanna see it goes to the supreme court but maybe voter turnout is what they're shooting for through these petition drive to get the republicans conservatives out there but if you know fifty nine percent of republicans want to see roe v wade intact then i i just don't understand i can't answer that question in fact well i i don't think they're going for a vote i think they just want to get it approved by the legislature can take it and run with it that's true but the legislature i mean they are up for reelection the house you know every two years and republicans may punish them for this and it was only about six thousand votes the gave the republican majority in this gerrymandered state house that's not a lot of votes to swing to pick up the few seats that they need i could have an impact on the state house results and whether or not gretchen whitmer at least has one house with the legislature with whom she could work during fucking have a referral from so going to be important for that to happen it's going to be important for people to understand that their actual right to terminate a pregnancy is on the line you and i had people who listen to us kind of are tuned into these different issues we understand what's under attack but a lot of people think this is settled law it's not ever going to change maybe they'll change the way that like where you can get an abortion russian or maybe they'll get rid of planned parenthood her whatever they don't understand that it's actual right to this medical procedure that could be taken away from them and so there's a big awareness campaign the has to go along with this and not just a matter of trying to convince people but to make them aware of what the actual fight is all about and if we think about it illinois just passed a law protecting a woman's right to reproductive health in abortions so if nothing else it's you know several hours drive away from megan women adamant that let's go to waltz discussion angela vasquez jerry angela let's start off with thee decision by the board of canvassers which was totally expected to approve the two petitions better going out now both designed do basically stifled women's healthcare choices how serious are these two proposals varying levels to what they can accomplish and all of those accomplishments would be harmful her women welcome everybody in it really first first the potential that i there were both could be enacted by the legislature without going to vote of the people in extraordinarily undemocratic it's and abuse of the process and it's clearly dangerous for women's how they idea that any of those could be enacted then add any suit filed to stop them from being implemented could then leads to party concerted effort to overturn roe v wade by taking his unconstitutional laws to the supreme court now that they're one of them called tail popping in africa or turnaround is clearly really damaging right now okay one of the would basically ban abortion in the state of michigan is what they call the heartbeat bill but in reality it says the soon as a doctor detects any form of circulatory activity even though there's not a hard at at that point of the abortion could not be performed for any reason yeah and that's in reality anti abortion and advocates would tell you that they have a problem like a certain procedure or certain timing and what they're attempting to jewish just wholesale dan olive horse and the six week ban which is really what it is a band six weeks is the most fail policy accomplished at an to accomplish that is well it requires the doctors perform a a procedure the basically is been called by some illegalized rate yeah i would say i am disgusted nafta have on makers interfering in healthcare decisions that are normally made in every other instance between a doctor and a patient it's even more disgusting have them prescribing things they're not only inappropriate but seen designed just to traumatize when and punish them when they could be making now the other partition proposal which is being backed by right to life would basically ban abortions beginning of the second trimester what is the practical impact a well they just they the procedure they i the dna dilation an evacuation see most common procedure at that point in a pregnancy a good reason at a safe and it's not invasive the recovery time is a much less per patient not having that option on the table really leaves doctors with nothing that they would recommend at that point in a pregnancy outside of some extreme circumstances so if you're a person who is facing a pregnancy where the fetus is incompatible this life or your person and who is you know having a a complication you're pregnancy that's life threatening to you and fetuses and viable yeah anywhere rushed into medical care for that you're no longer going to have the option for these safest least invasive surgery you're going to have something that will likely impact you're checkered halliday anderson sure how and that's not it has your doctor thinks that's a great idea it's big has people backed by right till i think that's a great idea let's get a little bit into the politics of how this works let's assume also the at least one of these petitions gets adequate signatures so that it is presented to the state board of canvassers and then to the legislature which is highly likely especially the planned parenthood petition at that point whether you're options what can you do his repealing it through the legislature in the subsequent so should we take a super majority is planned parenthood this week considering to counter petition drive that are i'm sorry i you know i'm marianne amount of option available on everything from proactiv petition drive to enshrine abortion access in the constitution there are steps along the way to attempt to improve the language to make it more accurate or fair if this gets in front of the legislature we will definitely be engaging let every lawmaker including the ones who normally you would think of as allies it really should be a vote of the people and not not in enron right there's there's no reason for the legislature to be the one pick aside that you've got a situation with the legislature that is the result of gerrymandered maps it's the last legislature will have that problem both the house and the senate are controlled by parties received fewer than half the votes that's and and that's part of what makes it so distressing that they're you know not even attempting to hide the fact that they want you abuse the system this way they don't represent the majority of the citizens of the state of michigan we know that the vast majority of people in the state of michigan jim not a court fans like this they do support keeping roe v wade intact they do you support allowing patient doctor who make their own healthcare decisions so now if it goes to a full vote object people as it should it won't be close in hopefully that would encourage encourage folks hail better job of representing the in fact the fact that she went and not an chest as a very a very vocal minority and just to make sure we totally complete a day after the board of canvassers certifies these petitions to begin circulating in start this process you lose a court decision which could really affect your budget and impacts health care for women and michigan original injunction stopping they federal government from implementing that changes to the title ten program hey see largest federally funded family planning program that allows people regardless of income or employment or insurance shoe access basic reproductive healthcare and that's something that's been around will start it by president nixon so this is not a newer controversial program these new rules would essentially take any organization that performed abortion from receding titled ten funding its longstanding tenant of this program that you don't use this funding for abortion care that's been the case forever right but on what they want to stop anyone including planned parenthood suggest perform abortions anywhere from using this funding at all it also would stop anyone who oversees the funding from even referring women for abortions care so if you go in for a checkup and it on titled ten funding than eight percent you see you know can't referring for an abortion even if that's what you want you walk in and say i am here because i'm pregnant and i can't be the best thing they can do it ten years sheet of paper with five options and only a few of them have to be abortion care facilities last week a while panel of federal judges essentially stayed at they injunctions so while it's a setback it's most likely in hopefully a temporary one what is the dollars and cents one hundred richard everyday.
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"And that's very divisive very divisive and perhaps the most politically divisive campaign of all of it will be facing over the next few months and michigan is one that divides the country and has divided the state for a long long time and that's over these rights of women to control their own healthcare decisions or weather mostly middle aged men are gonna make those decisions for the multiple states run acting was making access to legal abortions either difficult or totally impossible in michigan to versus rather doing android her on the governor to restrict women's healthcare here amy were we go it's not pretty it's it's very very upsetting i've been concerned about missouri recently to their loan health clinic that provides abortions in the state and the city of saint louis is under regulatory attack right now the director of health in that state has told them the doctors at that clinic but they have to perform an unnecessary internal pelvic exam on women and girls coming in seeking abortions which is it amounts to state mandated sexual assault now now that's not anything new in michigan because michigan lawmakers over the last few years or less decade i should say have introduced three times bills that would require transnational probes prior to an abortion that's interventional factional ultrasound anes if i recall when i read those pieces of legislation they require the woman seeking new abortion to look at the screen and see what's on their end acknowledged she sees what's what's inside her uterus that happened back in two thousand twelve two thousand search in two thousand fifteen i believe none of those made it out of committee they never made it to the floor because they're just untenable i'm sure as hell hope not god i know i know i i don't mean to interrupt you but i had i had one of those for a medical emergency end it is such a horrible experience i if somebody had to go through that because of an assault if they were pregnant from some bad thing that happens it's just is just reeve victimization all over again that's the truth and i think that's kind of content heritz they're not really concerned about the right to life i think they're more concerned about controlling women's bodies out just this dude out in missouri doctor randall williams he's in ob g y n so he should know better but it's a medically unnecessary procedure but i'm just a little bit of shades of flint herron his history at his previous job is health director in north carolina he'd be senate they do not drink directive for residents with coal ash contaminated well water which was a as a favor to some of his cronies around the coal industry over that slap the state's toxicologist publicly refuted his claim that the water is safe to drink in the state epidemiologist resigned signed over the matter so that just kinda reminds me a little bit of of what's happened here in michigan in plants and there's some definitely some parallels there ants then just last week senator ed mcbroom republican from the upper peninsula introduced stay fetal heartbeat bill making abortions illegal after about six weeks which is actually only two weeks because we start counting after the first day of the last period so there's four weeks right there most women don't even know they're pregnant at that point the whole idea here in other states have done this is just regulate abortions out of existence that's a misnomer there because you know abortions are still going to occur just illegal once you side note on all of this discussion first of all is a man i don't know what the hell you're talking about which is why i probably shouldn't be making decisions on what you do but secondly in terms of michigan were looking at petition dries possibly go around the governor has promised a veto any restrictions on women's healthcare these state board of canvassers is meeting monday afternoon to decide what rules are gonna be in effect for circulating petitions since we have now new state law that has been deemed unconstitutional buddy attorney general is being challenged by both sides in the courts right now the board of canvassers is gonna have to decide well the rules gonna be well this is all in limbo and that's coming up monday afternoon is people are listening this pod they may have already decided but if you haven't heard by next week i'll have the details in this state board of canvassers that's i read college to republicans to democrats so it's not very easy to agree on anything i've called it's sort of a hotbed of politico hacked and it's nice alliteration lizard the basically the two the two parties appoint to members each and they are guaranteed to be hardcore partisans and it is really kind of mess as a result and i've had a lot obviously a lot of experiences with the board of canvassers because of my involvement with the petition drive for gerrymandering reform and it's an ugly thing to watch a very ugly i thought it would be nice to end 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"Also in michigan politics the legislative lgbtq caucus joined with governor whitmer lieutenant governor garland gilchrist and attorney general dana nessel in calling for expanding elliot larsen civil rights act the tenant governor gilchrist for decades we've watches lawmakers have repeatedly attempted to right the wrongs of history by introducing legislation that guarantees comprehensive legal protection all michiganders' it's been thirty six years since the first lgbtq protections were first introduced in our state it's been fifty years since those historic moment at stonewall that began the movement for a complete equality but it will be this year in the state of michigan when we finally get it but i don't think they're gonna get it done i think you're absolutely right on that it's going nowhere i this is a weird one for me i actually worked with both daisy elliott and mel larson and wendy original law was passed daisy who's now passed on a was an african american woman from detroit a democrat mel larson white republican from pontiac who went on to become the republican state chairperson they work together to pass original bill and back then there was talk about including lgbtq rights although lgbtq wasn't even a thing back then the reality is we've got a speaker of the house is a graduate of the ultra conservative liberty university which is jerry falwell founded university and he and mike shirke in the senate majority leader said this isn't going anywhere i wouldn't be surprised if they even get a committee hearing let alone have a bill appear on the floor either chamber yeah we have to change the makeup of the legislature apple does change on this as well is on many other things too like say the roads plan we have eight new plans supposedly fraud they republicans in the legislature which is not enough it's another one of these half has plans is not gonna get the job done plus it guts education in the process what a perfect combination yeah that even a plan that's like a trump tweet right i mean it's ridiculous it's say for the record here's what they're gonna do they want to phase out these sales tax on gasoline which currently goes to education in revenue sharing and replace it penny for penny with a new gas tax would all go transportation that's gonna raise days of about half a billion dollars which is one fifth of what they need to fix the roads maybe a quarter of what they need to fix the roads and in the process is gonna screw public education and revenue share he's already been short for local communities unity's it's just it's a ridiculous planets they're trying once again just say we could fix a big problem pay without any pain well the reality is it's gonna be painful the fix the damn roads at such a statutory revenue sharing has been down and under both democrats and republicans over the years and they still have their constitutional revenue revenue sharing which they have to have but a lot of this money going to the school aid fund is going there to shore that up to patch it up because the school aid fund was wrapped in my name is transferred to a higher ed and then from there it was transferred to corporate tax cuts about ten years ago under governor snyder his first year in office so it's it's just a big shell game with the money what is so sad with this is according to the report in bridge be republican plan would dedicate three hundred thirty million dollars to county and city roads to put that in perspective i'm on a public service board in the city of lansing just in our city we need to fix all of our roads just in our city two hundred million dollars and that's just one city you go down to the southeast michigan where the roads are a disaster and much more used and they are in lansing grand rapids and flood and they need literally billions of dollars down there over the years to fix their roped in this republican plan comes nowhere near it it is just what the governor should give me a planned a this is a serious plan this is just something so they could say well we oppose the governor's gas tax we've got a better idea they're better.
"michigan" Discussed on Michigan Policast
"Buildings as you move to renewable energy and create renewable energy sources in michigan so either windsor solar viral muscles are gonna create jobs in michigan not in other places that produce fossil fuels so i think the climate change can be viewed as a as he conomic opportunity for us here at michigan but we have to take the steps necessary i think gary peters is being very very smart letting the folks in washington pound the sleeves of administration and talk instead about future actions in michigan will impact people's live here he's going right down the center lane politically taking a cue from the successful campaigns of people like gretchen whitmer elicits lock and then of course are senior senator debbie stabber now bread and butter issues like job creation healthcare infrastructure structure and of course are environment you think he's on the right track one into however the republicans gonna take him off is john james gonna be the kennedy i think john james is in the best position there's been some speculation about bill shooting but i think they'll shitty has probably done it's not that i think he's too old to do it i think that he's just done he he took a look and then that last gubernatorial election but you know he's always wanted to get that next office so who knows john james did pretty well considering that he came out of nowhere i don't know that he can be elected to the senate and the state as a republican but that's interesting i agree with you that senator peters is talking about the right things it's smart topic it's a topic that michigan in particular kim really benefit from an end 'em these are great ideas and they're all lined with the priorities of you know the congressional delegation in the governor and and debbie stabber seven i like you said so i think he's doing the right things whether he can get traction i mean we've been talking about it since what the early two thousands in michigan talking about innovation in green technologies in climate change and it just never goes anywhere because people people don't want to invest the money but gary peters is really emphasizing what it could mean for the auto industry and even though the auto industry is a global industry now much more so then it was fifty sixty years ago we still have about a third of all the manufacturing in the united states in michigan and most of them are deals done in the state of michigan and that combination green energy demeanor awful lot yeah i think if we got links the economic advantages that's more people will get on board i think the corporations patients are already on board with this once we regulate in they adjust adapt to those new regulations they tend not to want a slide back that's one of the many reasons why with all these deregulation of coal and so forth coal is just not firing up it's too too expensive it is to charity in an you know these power companies have reached tulips are green energy the republicans are gonna try to nail peter's with the green new deal is being green socialist deal which includes of course the full employment opportunities and a lot of things that are directly directly related to eight cleaner environment but are an offshoot of a cleaner environment they're gonna try making basically seem like a the the first cousin of alexandria oh casio cortez rather than the centrist really they left you suckers who he is and what is what works in the rear window running statewide and there's an element of sexism and that definitely i that's that's the backfield republicans have gone after aol see in particular because it's fun to make sexist remarks about her and it's in a city from it she's from city they don't like but i i don't think you can stick that on gary peters he just isn't that kind of guy that would stick to in my opinion and i do think his messages a winning message it's just that i don't know how much traction it would get as an issue when you actually went to implement it but these are this is great to see this as a major campaign issue i think governor whitmer was the first one to really win on talking about infrastructure structure as a platform you know it's always jobs first right end end this time with governor whitmer it was really infrastructure first and i think there was climate change in their education that kind of circled around it because that was part of it all but i think it's smart fruit for gary peters to go leaning on climate change and end infrastructure in particular because were a great like state we are the key great lakes states surrounded by water in a were going to be the first to feel the effects of other communities suffering from climate change from trout and so forth and they're gonna wanna siphon water off the great lakes so we've gotta come up the plans on how to deal with that hotel not necessarily not help them we don't want a trainer legs unanimous order from a three judge federal panel is upheld michigan's legislature.