Three and a half months after its stormy journey through the state legislature, Michigan’s Right-to-Work law is about to take effect. Two guests with opposing views of the controversial law join Current State to update the debate. Jim Holcomb is General Counsel for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, which supports the law. Doug Pratt is a spokesperson for the Michigan Education Association, which opposes it.
Twelve years after a tragic East Lansing crime went unpunished, Michigan elected officials want to reform a key law. Before the end of the year, Governor Rick Snyder is expected to sign “Brandon D’Annunzio’s Law.” The 24 year old was attacked in downtown East Lansing in 2000 and later died of his injuries. WKAR’s Mark Bashore spoke with the young man’s mother about her efforts to get the measure passed.
Governor Rick Snyder has vetoed bills sent to him by the Republican-led Legislature that would have required people to show a photo I-D, and affirm their U.S. citizenship by checking a box on a form before they could get an absentee ballot.