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Politics Podcast: Recreational Pot? Are You a Michigander or a Michiganian?

November 24, 2017, 11:47 AM


This week's Friday Morning Podcast with Bill Ballenger and Dennis Denno, veterans of Michigan politics, examines whether the Michigan Legislature will enact petition language to legalize recreational use of marijuana in Michigan or will let voters decide the question in November 2018.

Also, will the proposal to amend Michigan's Constitution to reduce the legislature to part-time ever qualify for the ballot, or will the signature-gathering effort fall short?

In next year's U.S. Senate race, there have been more shifts --- Congressman Fred Upton,m R-St. Joseph, is out, but millionaire businessman Sandy Pensler says he's in.

Are you a Michigander or a Michiganian? Legislators tried to settle the question this month by amending state law to say that the former is the legal term for the state's residents. And we found a special way to celebrate Thanksgiving Week by learning that both the University of Michigan and Michigan State University simultaneously produced Rhodes Scholars.

Finally, the duo interview State Rep. Sheldon Neeley, D-Flint. The podcast is sponsored by Deadline Detroit.

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