Politics Podcast: Shri Thanedar Hopes to Be Serious Contender with TV Blitz

Bill Ballenger and Dennis Denno, veterans of Michigan politics, discuss timely issues on "The Friday  Morning Podcast," sponsored by Deadline Detroit.

  • Democratic gubernatorial candidate Shri Thanedar catapults himself into serious contender status with a massive TV ad campaign.
  • A national poll shows majority of Republican voters back stricter gun control. In Michigan, lawmakers  debate arming K-12 school with personnel firearms.
  • A "red flag" bill would let police and family members seek a court order to seize weapons from someone they fear might use them to kill.
  • Another measure would tax ammunition with proceeds earmarked for school security personnel.
  • Historic portrait-unveiling in the state Capitol honors civil rights hero William Webb Ferguson, the first African-American elected to Michigan Legislature (1893-97).

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