Politics Podcast: Lawmakers Send Michigan Gov. Whitmer 10 bills On Gambling and Sports Betting

December 13, 2019, 7:23 AM

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (Facebook photo)

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

  • Bob Sheehan of the Community Mental Health Association. Anyone who has a loved one suffering with mental illness will want to listen. 
  • Finishing touches put on partial restoration of vetoed funding for 2020 budget and reversal of budget transfers.
  • Legislature sends Gov. Gretchen Whitmer 10 bills instituting online gambling and sports betting.
  • Rep. Larry Inman beats the rap on lying to the FBI. But a mistrial is declared on charges against him on attempted extortion and bribery after the jury deadlocked. The prosecution could retry on those counts.
  • Whitmer steps into Wayne State University Board of Governors fracas by appointing a member, Kim Trent, to her administration.

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