Whitmer’s State of the State and Andy Sarpolis joins us to talk about the Green New Deal. Michigan Policast Episode 34

February 18, 2019

Michigan Policast for Monday, February 18, 2019

Governor Whitmer’s first State of the State focused on bipartisanship and opportunity, but it was met with a lukewarm response by the Republicans.

  • The Republicans don’t have to like everything, but why no love for the women?
  • Governor established her credibility with this State of the State.  Can reasonable people agree that she knows the lawmakers’ jobs better than many of the lawmakers do?
  • No more half-baked solutions, we just can’t afford it.
  • Would Mike Shirkey have looked better in a different color suit?  We think he should smile more.



Christine cusses at 13:38.  It’s this word that starts with a B.  We promise that it has educational value in this context.

While we questioned why the women didn’t get a more enthusiastic response from the Republicans, we do give credit and thanks where it’s due.  House Speaker Lee Chatfield showed his support for Governor Whitmer after Fox 2 News published the story on her appearance:



Governor Gretchen Whitmer puts forth an ambitious vision for education, skills, and opportunity in her Inaugural State of the StateClick To Tweet


What’s up with the Green New Deal?  Andy Sarpolis of the Michigan Sierra Club joins us to help sort things out.

Resources for this week:

State of the State:

The Green New Deal


'In order to achieve the goals we need to combat climate change, we find that democracy is a really important issue.'Click To Tweet

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