State shutdown, gun buyback, elder abuse, Dems primary, and Lonnie Scott is our guest

September 16, 2019

Michigan Policast for Monday, September 16, 2019

  In this episode:

  • Michigan budget and shutdown
  • Could / should / would the government buyback the AR-15 and AK-47
  • The Elder Abuse Task Force and statewide investigation standards
  • Democratic debate – who won?
  • Democratic debate – Yang’s Freedom Fund
  • Election 2020 – electable Democrats
  • Interview: Lonnie Scott, Executive Director of Progress Michigan
  • Transcript (forthcoming)

 

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Michigan budget and shutdown

“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

 

“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

 

 

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Could / should / would the government buyback the AR-15 and AK-47

 

“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

 

 

The Elder Abuse Task Force and statewide investigation standards

 

“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

 

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

 

Democratic debate – who won?

Ability to beat @realdonaldtrump remains the top determinant for voters in the Democratic presidential primaries. @ipsosus @fivethirtyeight http://bit.ly/2lSADF7Click To Tweet
#DemDebate candidates attacked Donald Trump 28 times , Mitch McConnell 2 times , Wall Street and corporations 11 times , and the “ultra-rich” 3 times via @nbcnews https://nbcnews.to/2kCj0sW Click To Tweet

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

 

Source: FiveThirtyEight
 

The @BarackObama era deportations met different standards than @realdonaldtrump 'standards', and @JoeBiden should defend them or articulate his differences ~@christinebarry #immigrationClick To Tweet

 

Democratic debate – Yang’s Freedom Fund

'We have to see ourselves as owners and shareholders of this democracy, rather than inputs into a giant machine.' ~ @AndrewYang #DemDebateClick To Tweet
'We don't have a functioning Federal Election Commission. So if it did violate federal law, who would say so? The @fec But they don't have a quorum. They literally cannot act.' ~@levinsonjessicaClick To Tweet

 

Election 2020 – electable Democrats

 

 

 

Interview – Lonnie Scott, Executive Director of Progress Michigan

'When we talk about lobbying and the money behind lobbying, Michigan is one of the lowest-ranked states for transparency and lobby laws.# ~@LonnieScott @ProgressMich Click To Tweet

 

Transcript (forthcoming)

 

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