Current State #215 | December 6, 2013

Dec 6, 2013

Today on Current State: Michigan remembers Nelson Mandela; new poll results for Obama and Snyder; amending the Constitution; St. Mary's centennial; and the Michigan Jazz Trail.

Remembering Mandela's connection to state, MSU

Dec 6, 2013
Flickr - jkeysmusic

Nelson Mandela died yesterday at the age of 95.  For the anti-apartheid leader, Michigan was a special place.

State survey shows Obama down, Snyder up slightly

Dec 6, 2013
Flickr - Ethan Bloch

President Obama's approval rating in Michigan has dropped to its lowest point in three years, according to a new Michigan State University survey.


On Saturday, state lawmakers from around the country will meet at Mount Vernon to discuss how they can push for a new constitutional convention. Their primary goal is to pass and ratify an amendment to the U.S. Constitution requiring a balanced federal budget.

The bells of St. Mary's ring out at centennial

Dec 6, 2013
WKAR/Kevin Lavery

This Sunday marks the second week of Advent, the start of the Christian church year and the prelude to Christmas.  It’s also the 100th anniversary of Lansing’s Roman Catholic cathedral, St. Mary’s.