Walt Sorg on GOP destruction of environmental protections and Michigan’s natural resources

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Walt Sorg joins us to discuss the way that the Republicans in Lansing are gutting the bejoobers out of our environmental protections. It’s scary and heart-breaking. We talk about the content in Walt’s recent article in the Lansing City Pulse – The pendulum has swung Today we talk about The history of environmental protections in […]

Ellen Cogen Lipton on the EAA, Mumford Students Social Justice League, DPS Roy Roberts fudges numbers

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Today we have State Rep Ellen Cogen Lipton talking to us in depth about the EAA and the questions she has surrounding the institution and the way that the related legislation has been rushed through the House. Today we ask / talk about: the genesis of the FOIA she submitted to the EAA the stall […]

Katie Carey on how a bill becomes a law, lowering the barriers to civic engagement, Snyder thinks pension tax is fair, and oil flows through the Grand River


Today we talk to Katie Carey about how a bill becomes a law, then I discuss the purpose of the podcast and what it means to lower the barriers to civic engagement. Then we’ve got a couple of headlines and our normal 5 Minute Activism. Stephanie Miller and the mooks join us after the stinger […]

Michigan Arab Americans losing their bank accounts, Kevyn Orr swaggers, Demas on university autonomy, Tim Greimel on cyberschools, Gretchen Whitmer on education and the GOP college tax


Today we have some headlines, then 3 interview segments. Audio: Susan Demas talks to Tony Trupiano about the constitutional autonomy of our public universities. I took this from Tony’s soundcloud clip here. If you are interested in this topic you should click through and listen to the whole thing. Tim Greimel in a brief segment […]

Thursday briefing and open thread

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Thursday evening already? The week is flying by. Presidential Let’s start with the indicators indicating that President Obama will be elected. According to buycostumes.com we are winning the Presidential Mask poll. And as you may (or not?) know, the Presidential mask poll predicts the outcome of the election. We already won the kid poll. And […]

Senator Whitmer Calls for Further Investigation of Bolger Election Fraud

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Gretchen Whitmer comments on #bolgerschmidtfraud

GOP Sen Rick Jones calls PR Exec a “hooker”, Whitmer responds & GOP strategist calls her a “govt hooker”

Last week, Senator and serial sexist Rick Jones from Lansing called public relations executive Kelly Rossman-McKinney a “hooker”. Brian Dickerson of the Detroit Free Press describes the situation: [Senator Jones] likened longtime Lansing public relations executive Kelly Rossman-McKinney to “a hooker” in the Michigan Information and Research Services’ widely read Capital Capsule, a daily report […]

Make it viral! Gretchen Whitmer reads Michigan Republicans the riot act. Epic!

State Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer is on a tear lately. After dressing down Republicans for their passage of an anti-bullying bill that was anything but last week, today she read them the riot act for going on a two-week deer hunting season vacation when they have so much left undone. To my colleagues: we […]

Gretchen Whitmer – Stop the assault on the middle class!

Senator Whitmer Tells Richardville to Keep His Promise to Michigan’s Workers Encourages Immediate Dismissal of So-Called “Right to Work” Legislation Lansing – Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer responded to Republican efforts to introduce so-called “Right to Work” legislation today, a plan that would end collective bargaining rights, lower wages, and reduce benefits for all of […]

Senator Gretchen Whitmer Challenges Republicans on School Cuts Vote

Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer stands up for our schools and challenges her Republican colleagues to stand with her.

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  Fri Dec 03, 2010 at 06:03:51 AM EST ​ It just wouldn't be the Michigan Legislature if they weren't rushing bills through in the middle of the night so they can take the rest of the week, month, year, whatever, off. Did anyone ever check and make sure that they aren't all vampires? Ahh […]

Sen Bruce Patterson yells at Mark Schauer

According to MIRS News, Senator Bruce Patterson yelled at Senate Democratic Leader Mark Schauer yesterday: "Wipe that smirk off your face, Bucko!" Patterson yelled. Gongwer reports it a bit different: "I'll wipe that smug face off of you, bucko" to Mr. Schauer. MIRS and Gongwer both report that Patterson moved away from Schauer after a […]