Politics & Government
11:40 am
Fri March 21, 2014

A busy week at the Capitol: Sorting through scrap metal, EAA, balanced budget convention

Scrap metal plunder has ravaged quite a bit of Detroit and other cities.
Credit Flickr - Adam Cohn

The bill to expand the Education Achievement Authority narrowly passed, 56-54, in the House. It wasn’t looking good, but they made some changes that got enough votes.

Also, after years of work, deliberation and horse-trading, the legislature has agreed on scrap metal reforms.

Joining Current State to discuss both policies is Rick Pluta, managing editor of the Michigan Public Radio Network. He says the EAA has become a political lightning rod. Most Democrats do not support it and say that there isn’t enough evidence that the EAA is working to expand it. Some Republicans were hesitant as well.

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