Politics Podcast: Michigan Civil Rights Commission Stands by Director

August 16, 2019, 12:01 AM

Augustin Arbulu

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

  • The attempt continues by the Oakland County Board of Commissioners to replace the late L. Brooks Patterson as county executive.
  • Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and state Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey cope with a sense that they may not be able to agreet on the 2020 state budget by the next fiscal year.
  • The Michigan Civil Rights Commission stands by its decision to keep Director Augustin Arbulu in the wake of demands by Whitmer and two dozen Democratic legislators that he resign in the wake of inappropriate comments about women.
  • Interview with Derek Bajema, director of the Michigan Soft Drink Association. 


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