Climate change hurts Michigan businesses, Rena Basch from VNP on town halls, redistricting reform, and improving our democracy

March 4, 2019

Michigan Policast for Monday, March 4, 2019

Walt and Christine kick off the podcast with a conversation on the #FTDR principles from Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

It will take a lot of money and hard work to #FTDR. In this episode we talk about 5 FTDR principles put out by Mackinac Center a few years ago. Some are bad, some are just unrealistic. Click To Tweet

Related: Former State Budget Director Bob Emerson joins Michigan Policast to discuss where Michigan can get the money to #FTDR

Later we get into the effects of climate change in the state of Michigan.  Here are the sources for all the facts and figures:

Wildfires, flooding, record-setting hurricanes, wild swings in winter weather … the climate scientists said climate change would bring all that, and it’s here. What does that mean for Michigan? Click To Tweet

Related: Andy Sarpolis joins Michigan Policast to discuss the Green New Deal.


Rena Basch with Voters Not Politicians joins us to discuss what's next for the group that took on, and took down, gerrymandering in Michigan.


'Redistricting reform is not finished, we've just passed a couple of the critical milestones ... now we have to actually implement this. Our work is just beginning.' ~Rena Basch, Voters Not PoliticansClick To Tweet

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