Cindy Gamrat

Lt. Gov. Calley: state’s opioid scourge requires urgent action

Sep 3, 2015
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Baer Law Firm, Pharmacy Attorney, Aurora, CO.

America is eager to do something about the recent surge in prescription drug overdoses and fatalities.Here in Michigan, Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley heads the Michigan Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Task Force.  Current State sorts through the challenges of tackling the problem and asks the Lieutenant Governor about his take on the road funding challenge and Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat. 

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Courtesy photo / Rep. Todd Courser

The Michigan Public Radio Network's Rick Pluta updates us on the latest in the scandal involving Michigan Representatives Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat. 

  

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Current State checks in with Detroit Free Press reporter Paul Egan and publisher of Gongwer News in Lansing John Lindstrom about August's biggest news stories.

At the end of every month, Current State takes a few minutes to review all that’s worth reviewing in state government and politics. 

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WKAR File Photo

Michigan government leaders continue to weigh in on the peculiar twists and turns in the Courser-Gamrat scandal.  

Current State talks with House Minority Leader Rep. Tim Greimel, who has called for Attorney General Bill Schuette to lead an investigation into whether blackmail or other crimes were committed. 

Also joining us is Mlive reporter Jonathan Oosting, whose reporting this week explored who may have been behind a series of threatening text messages sent to people involved in the scandal or its cover up.