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The Democrats and Republicans have different views of Michigan's 9.3% jobless rate, and there's a standoff between House Republicans and the governor over Snyder's health care plan.

The guest is Mike Nystrom of the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association.

Kathy Barks Hoffman, Paul Egan and Kyle Melinn join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

A budget surplus greets returning lawmakers; tuition-free college education is proposed by Senate Democrats, and Internet gambling -- will it be legal in Michigan?

The guest is Karla Swift, president of the Michigan AFL-CIO.

Kathy Barks Hoffman, Rick Pluta and Chris Christoff join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses Gov. Snyder's agenda for 2012 and Michigan's GOP presidential primary ahead in February.

The guest is Representative Rick Hammel, leader of the Michigan House Democrats.

Susan Demas, Bill Ballenger and Zack Gorchow join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Michigan politics and government 2011 year-in-review. Kathy Barks Hoffman, Bill Ballenger, Chuck Stokes and Rick Albin join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and First Lady Sue Snyder reflect on their new life in the fast lane, after an historic first year in office. The couple sits down for an exclusive, in-depth interview with senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Lawmaker holiday, charter schools cap, health care. The guest is Saginaw Representative Stacy Erwin Oakes (D), discussing changes to Michigan's medical marijuana law. Kathy Barks Hoffman, Susan Demas and Chris Christoff join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Gov. Snyder moves toward sending an Emergency Manager to Detroit, and signs an anti-bullying bill; and labor cries foul as the GOP changes Michigan's workers comp law.

The guest is Brandon Jessup of Michigan Forward, trying to block
implementation of the Emergency Manager law.

Stephanie Cepak, Kyle Melinn and Ron Dzwonkowski join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

CORRESPONDENTS EDITION: Senate passes anti-bullying bill, Republicans move to lift limit on charter schools, and how will the governor handle the Detroit deficit?

Rick Pluta, Bill Ballenger, and Chris Christoff join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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Governor Snyder struggles with the Tea Party, and the panel discusses what issues lawmakers will tackle after the Thanksgiving holiday. The guest is former representative Paul Scott-R.

Scott was recalled from office November 8th after serving three years in the Michigan House.

Kyle Melinn, Bill Ballenger, and Rick Pluta join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

It's a Correspondents Edition. The hot topics this week in Michigan politics: the recall of GOP lawmaker Paul Scott, the GOP presidential debate held Wednesday in Detroit, and the battle over a bullying bill. Kathy Barks Hoffman, Bill Ballenger and Kyle Melinn join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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Michigan's economic health gets a high ranking from Bloomberg News and a sales tax hike is one idea being pushed to raise more money for roads.

The guest is Representative Paul Opsommer-R of DeWitt. He's chair of the House Transportation Committee.

Stephanie Cepak, Chris Christoff, and Dawson Bell join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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A Michigan House committee approves changes to the no-fault car insurance law and the state finds extra cash on hand.

The guest is Tim Beck of the Michigan Association of Compassion Centers. He's concerned about efforts to change the Medical Marijuana law.

Kathy Barks Hoffman, Kyle Melinn, and Rick Pluta join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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GOP votes for Detroit-Windsor bridge to hard find, Tea Party public support declining, and state collects $285 million in extra revenue. The guest is Rep. Mike Shirkey-R.

Rep. Shirkey-R serves on the Commerce and Health policy committees and is pushing Right to Work legislation.

Susan Demas, Bill Ballenger, and Zachary Gorchow join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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Senate votes to end lifetime health care benefits for some, Snyder will run again in 2012, and GOP Senate candidates release fundraising figures. The guest is Rep. Mark Ouimet-R.

Rep. Ouimet serves on the House Tax Policy Committee and is helping to write a local government consolidation measure.

Stephanie Cepak, Paul Egan, and Rick Pluta join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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Hoekstra announces plans to run for U.S. Senate, MI Senate Majority leader Richardville calls for a teachers-only Right to Work law, and Governor Snyder says Michigan needs to lose some weight.

The guest is Michigan Education Association president Steve Cook.

Kathy Barks-Hoffman, Stephanie Cepak, and Bill Ballenger join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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