Bert Johnson: Without Medicaid expansion, people will die


Today we talk to Bert Johnson about the failure of Randy Richardville & Senate Republicans to do the right thing on Medicaid. We talk about: Why he felt worse about Medicaid than he did after lame duck The Governor and LG were absent while the legislature took up the most significant legislation in Snyder’s time […]

Richardville cancels vote, blames Detroit, stomps feet and spits


Well I don’t know for sure if he stomped his feet or spit, but would it really surprise you? Here’s what happened: Senator Hunter made a motion to vote on SB 970, which is the bill that would allow Detroit to set the city income tax at 0.5 percent higher than currently allowed. The motion […]

Michigan GOP leaders are camera shy


Apparently, Michigan Speaker of the House Jase Bolger is not too worried about the one-person grand jury investigation into his election fraud, and according to today’s subscription only MIRS, neither is his counterpart in the Senate, Senate Majority Leader Randy Richaedville. Richardville is quoted in MIRS saying “Bolgergate” is “no great shakes for those attending […]

Republican Senator Jack Brandenburg has solution to Michigan’s financial crisis: cut the state income tax


Republican state Senator Jack Brandenburg has an idea with what to do with the budget surplus created by taxing seniors’ pensions, cutting funding to cities and stripping $1 billion from schools: lower Michigan’s income tax. I’m not kidding. A proposal at the state Capitol would cut the Michigan income tax rate to 3.9 percent over […]