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

March 02, 2018, 11:21 AM

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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