Michigan Policast for Monday, September 16, 2019In this episode:
- Segment one: Michigan budget and shutdown
- Segment two: Could / should / would the government buyback the AR-15 and AK-47
- Segment three: The Elder Abuse Task Force and statewide investigation standards
- Segment four: Democratic debate – who won?
- Segment five: Democratic debate – Yang’s Freedom Fund
- Segment six: Election 2020 – electable Democrats
- Interview: Lonnie Scott, Executive Director of Progress Michigan
- Transcript (forthcoming)
- Michigan budget negotiations break down (again) over short-term road funding
- With Looming State Shutdown, State Parks’ Future Uncertain
- Secretary of State Government Shutdown FAQ (pdf)
- Michigan plans about 30,000 temporary layoffs in event of partial government shutdown
- Michigan starts ‘contingency planning’ for government shutdown
- GOVERNOR WHITMER’S FY 2020 BUDGET
“They never came to the table with a serious intention of fixing the roads,” Whitmer said of her private negotiations with Shirkey and GOP House Speaker Lee Chatfield. “And that’s why we had to take roads out of the conversation, which they agreed to, and then an hour later, they say they want one-time money for roads. A pittance of what we really need.” ~Bridge Michigan
This budget presents bold solutions to strengthen our communities, grow our economy, and prepare us for the road to opportunity.
— Governor Gretchen Whitmer (@GovWhitmer) March 5, 2019
“They never came to the table with a serious intention of fixing the roads,” @GovWhitmer on @SenMikeShirkey and @LeeChatfield ( #MyPersonalOpinion - no guts to do the right thing ) #FTDRClick To Tweet
- How Would an Assault Weapons Buyback Actually Work?
- ‘If others have rifles, we’ll have rifles’: why US leftist groups are taking up arms
- America’s rifle: Why so many people love the AR-15
- ‘More Guns, Less Crime’ Is Wishful Thinking
“I really got active in John Brown Gun Club because there were swastikas in my kid’s park' @PugetSoundJBGC #JohnBrownGunClub via @guardian http://bit.ly/2kmaC0v #2AClick To Tweet
Some political diversity here at Michigan Capitol open carry day: Alex and Kit are repping the Michigan Socialist Rifle Association, offering a leftist perspective on gun rights pic.twitter.com/A2ad3Cgt1N
— Jonathan Oosting (@jonathanoosting) September 10, 2019
- Michigan Department of Attorney General Elder Abuse Task Force
- Michigan AG Nessel, Justice Cavanagh and State Law Enforcement Leaders Unveil New Tool in Efforts to Combat Elder Abuse
- Mich. task force rolls out new elder abuse reporting form
- Elder Abuse Task Force initiatives (pdf)
- The Michigan Model Vulnerable Adult Protocol (pdf)
- Special task force introduces new tool for combating elder abuse in Michigan
“The form aids in identifying not only physical abuse but financial abuse ... This will be a good foundation for all law enforcement to follow.” ~ @MichStatePolice via @detroitnews http://bit.ly/2kokeI8 @DanaNessel @MiAttyGen @megankcavanagh #ElderAbuseTaskForceClick To Tweet 'The standardized form, along with new online training, will help prosecute cases of physical abuse and financial exploitation of older Michiganders. @michiganradio http://bit.ly/2lVz9tO @MiAttyGen #ElderAbuseTaskForceClick To Tweet
MSC Justice Megan Cavanagh on Elder Abuse Task Force’s new form: “Our first goal is preventing abuse, but just as important, knowing when abuse occurs and what to do are critical in making sure seniors are protected from further harm and abusers are held accountable.” @MIAttyGen pic.twitter.com/zbRNxTWgKL
— MI Supreme Court (@MISupremeCourt) September 10, 2019
More than 73,000 older adults in Michigan are victims of elder abuse. They experience abuse, neglect, and exploitation. The @MiAttyGen #ElderAbuseTaskForce can help. http://bit.ly/2kC6wBA @DanaNessel @megankcavanaghClick To Tweet
Isabella County Prosecutor Barberi says this new form in addition to the other initiatives the Elder Abuse Task Force is working on help smaller communities like his address elder abuse. pic.twitter.com/3Ja1qq9dh4
— Michigan Attorney General (@MIAttyGen) September 10, 2019
- Who Won The Third Democratic Debate?
- The Third Democratic Debate In 7 Charts
- 538/Ipsos Poll: September 12 Democratic Debate
- Jorge Ramos Grills Biden, Castro About Obama-Era Deportations
Washington, DC – The third Democratic debate is complete and along with FiveThirtyEight, we are tracking the winners and losers. So far this debate looks to be good for Warren, and the second tier trio of Buttigieg, O’Rourke, and Booker. Klobuchar and Yang also seem to have made some new fans. Front-runners Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders appear to not be moving while Julian Castro’s aggressive night might have cost him a bit. See all the analysis at our partner’s site with the topline data available on the download link. ~ 538/Ipsos
- Andrew Yang announced a $120,000 giveaway at the Democratic debate
- WHAT IS UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME?
- NBC News – Is Andrew Yang’s $1,000 Per Month ‘Freedom Divdend’ Contest Legal? | NBC New York
- Here are the 5 key takeaways from the ABC News Democratic debate
- Here are the best and most substantive answers of the third Democratic debate
- Could Democrat Elizabeth Warren beat Donald Trump in 2020 race that will no doubt turn nasty?
- What If the Only Democrat Who Isn’t Too Radical to Win Is Too Old?
- Why Only a Woman Can Win a Debate Against Trump
- Progress Michigan
- New Coalition Launched to ‘Close Lansing Loopholes’
- At Least 25 State Lawmakers Received More Than $1,000 In Free Meals From Lobbyists Last Year
- 30 Lawmakers Got At Least $1,000 In Lobbyist-Funded Food Last Year, According To Filings
- Proposed legislation would require financial disclosures from elected officials
- Opinion | Michigan term limits sounded good, but they’ve failed
- Michigan legislators propose amendment to end lame duck sessions