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Politics Podcast: Michigan Gov. Whitmer's 147 Line-Item Vetoes Set a Record


October 03, 2019, 11:00 PM

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (file photo)

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

►Gov. Whitmer issues a record 147 line-item vetoes of budget bills, axing nearly $1 billion from state spending.

►Whitmer will meet with "The Quadrant" this week to see whether Republicans agree to reignite negotiations to get some of the vetoed money restored.

►U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI 8) draws an opponent -- Nikki Snyder, a state Board of Education member.

►U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib views "racial profiling" technology in Detroit police HQ and concludes all technicians using it should be African-American.

►Jimmy Carter turns 95, a record for an ex-president. That said, Michigan has a couple of former state politicians who are even older.

►Interview with Kyle Kondik of Sabato's Crystal Ball.



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