Politics Podcast: Local Jail Populations Reach Record in Michigan

January 17, 2020, 12:01 AM


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

► Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Candice Miller talks about the "green ooze" in Madison Heights, the Republican primary for Congress in her old 10th Congressional District and her proudest moment as a 40-year public servant.

► Federal and state regulators deal with the green ooze on I-696.

► While the crime rate and the number of state prison inmates drop, local jail populations throughout Michiga reaches a record high. 

► State Sen. Peter Lucido, R-Shelby Township, makes inappropriate comments to a female reporter.

► Iconoclastic former state Sen. Jack Faxon dies at 83.

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Photo Of The Day 

Potd_img_1038_603 A coyote hanging around the golf course at the Lochmoor Club in Grosse Pointe. Quite the sight to see up close.

By: Michael Lucido