Michigan politics

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Meet MSU’s incoming member of the Board of Trustees. Republican Dan Kelly of Clarkston won election last week.


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Current State talks with Kyle Melinn of MIRS and Susan Demas of Inside Michigan Politics about Donald Trump's victory in Michigan and nationwide, along with other election results.


Election Day is Tuesday, and much of the news coverage has focused on the polls. Should it be? We discuss the numbers in Michigan and how all of this works with Detroit News pollster Richard Czuba.


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There are plenty of candidates on Michigan ballots this year, and election officials and volunteers want the public to make informed choices. We talk voter education with the co-presidents of the Lansing chapter of the League of Women Voters of Michigan.


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For months,  the Michigan Municipal League has been saying the state needs to reverse billions of dollars of cuts to revenue sharing to avoid a “perfect storm” for cities and other local governments. It claims the state’s model for funding local governments is broken. We find out from the MML’s Tony Minghine.


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The presidential election on November 8 could smash voter turnout records. We talk with Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum and Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope about their preparations.


Off the Record 10/21/16 | Ep. 4617

Oct 20, 2016

Topic: Flint Water Crisis. Guest: Dr. Matt Grossmann, political science professor from MSU.

Watch it at video.wkar.org

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We talk with GOP Rep. Tom Barrett about his bid for re-election against the Democrat he narrowly defeated in 2014, Theresa Abed.


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A joint investigation finds over a third of Michigan’s state legislators have had connections to so-called 527 accounts. The accounts enable politicians to accept cash that’s often difficult to trace. Mlive’s Emily Lawler and the Michigan Campaign Finance Network’s Craig Mauger join us to explain how it works.


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Two years ago, Democratic State Rep. Theresa Abed lost her seat in Michigan’s 71st House district by less than 150 votes.  Now, Abed is trying to reclaim her spot at the Capitol.  

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A Flint family is pursuing a grand jury investigation into Gov. Rick Snyder, alleging misconduct. They claim thata he's breaking the law by spending taxpayer money to defend himself against legal challenges relating to the Flint Water crisis. We talk with complainant Keri Webber of Flint and her attorney, Mark Brewer.


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Current State talks with the women who make up the Two Chicks Speakers Bureau, Kathy Hoestra and Susan Demas, about the upcoming election.

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Republican Mike Bishop wants to return to Washington to represent Lansing and East Lansing for a second term in the U.S. House. We ask the former state legislator about his record and why he thinks he deserves another term representing the 8th district.


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We discuss the race for congress in Michigan’s 8th district with Suzanna Shkreli. She’s the Democrat who’s hoping to unseat incumbent Republican Mike Bishop.


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Lock them up and throw away the key? A new study shows that may not be the answer victims of crime want.


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