Several former Michigan congressmen have joined a national effort called the ReFormers Caucus, hoping to change the campaign finance system. Current State talks with former congressman Bob Carr about the group’s efforts.
The guest is former Rep. Todd Courser, who was forced to resign last week amid the controversy surrounding his conduct in office. Kyle Melinn, Bill Ballenger and Zachary Gorchow join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.
A lengthy Michigan House session to consider the removal of Representatives Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat ended early this morning, with Courser resigning his seat and Gamrat's ouster. Current State talks with reporters Chad Livengood and Rick Pluta about the proceedings.
It’s a busy time under the dome in Lansing these days. Just two weeks after the historic defeat of a road funding proposal that would have altered the Michigan Constitution, House Democrats and Republicans are offering competing alternatives. The GOP plan would shift revenue to a transportation fund by various means, including siphoning funds from tribal casino revenues and eliminating the Earned Income Tax Credit. Meanwhile, Democrats propose raising the gas tax by 15 cents per gallon over the next three years.