Michigan politics

Police water distibution photo
Michigan Emergency Management & Homeland Security / flickr creative commons

A former president of the Michigan Trial  Lawyers Association is suing the state over its handling of the Flint water crisis. Attorney Michael Pitt talks with Current State about the lawsuits.


Bill Ballenger photo
WKAR

Long-time Michigan politico Bill Ballenger got everyone’s attention this week when he said the gravity of the Flint water crisis is being exaggerated and that media’s not reporting all the facts. We talk with Bill Ballenger about what he thinks is being overlooked.


Governor speaking at podium
WKAR

Because of the Flint water crisis, last night’s [Jan. 19] State of the State address will be the most scrutinized of Gov. Rick Snyder’s tenure. We hear responses from House Democratic leader Tim Greimel and Republican Rep. Gary Glenn, along with Detroit News capitol reporter Chad Livengood.


Bill Ballenger photo
WKAR

Bill Ballenger will no longer be part of the Inside Michigan Politics newsletter that he founded. Current publisher Susan Demas explains why Ballenger will no longer be part of the publication.


Mark Bashore / WKAR

A controversial new Michigan law bans “advertisement style” communication by local governments and school boards in the 60 days before bond and millage votes. Supporters say it’s an inappropriate use of public money. Critics complain the new law, which may be clarified with another, amounts to a gag order. We discuss the issue with two Lansing-based critics.


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