MichMash Cheyna Roth un-jumbles Michigan issues with state politics reporters to find out how statewide news stories affect you.
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Cheyna Roth un-jumbles Michigan issues with state politics reporters to find out how statewide news stories affect you.

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Will Chatfield embezzlement charges push legislature to act on financial disclosures?

Former Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield is charged with 13 embezzlement, conspiracy and larceny counts, as the state looks at financial transparency for our lawmakers and state leaders. "MichMash" host Cheyna Roth and Gongwer News Service's Zach Gorchow sit down with State Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) to see what the legislature plans to do to provide transparency of financial elements.

Will Chatfield embezzlement charges push legislature to act on financial disclosures?

Michigan's bipartisan support for nuclear power

Nuclear energy is often a contentious topic due to fear of radioactive waste and endangering human health. However, many laud nuclear power as a clean, zero-emission alternative to fossil fuels. The federal government recently announced a $1.5 billion investment to reopen Michigan's Palisades Nuclear Power Plant. "MichMash" host Cheyna Roth and Gongwer News Services' Alethia Kasben sit down with Rep. Graham Filler (R-DeWitt) to discuss the reopening and Michigan's relationship with nuclear energy.

No fault auto insurance bill sees no near solution

The no fault auto insurance has been tangled up in legislative logistics since the Michigan Supreme Court upheld the Michigan Court of Appeals' decision to overturn the 2019 auto no-fault bill. MichMash host Cheyna Roth and Gongwer News Services' Zach Gorchow sit down with Detroit News' Chad Livengood to unpack the current status of the bill and to share stories from crash victims.

Will Michigan offer free tuition to community college students?

Gov. Whitmer has mentioned in her state of the state address the desire to give Michigan high schoolers the opportunity to have two free years at a community college. MichMash host Cheyna Roth and Gongwer News Service's Alethia Kasben sit down with President of the Michigan Community College Association, Brandy Johnson, to discuss the potential of this bill passing with the growing bipartisan support.

Michigan Senate passes significant action for economic development

The Michigan Senate is looking to build the state's economy through tax incentives. "MichMash" host Cheyna Roth and Gongwer News Service's Zach Gorchow sit down with Chief Executive and Economic Competitiveness Officer from the MEDC, Quentin Messer, to discuss the state of economic development in Michigan.

State Sen. Jeremy Moss seeking more transparency in Michigan government

Transparency in Michigan government is in the spotlight this week during Sunshine Week, a nationwide event celebrating open government and access to public information. In this week's episode of MichMash, host Cheyna Roth and Gongwer News Service's Alethia Kasben sat down with Sen. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) to talk about Michigan legislators' latest attempt at passing government transparency legislation in the state.

MSU trustees face removal over misconduct allegations

Two members of the MSU Board of Trustees have been accused of misconduct following an independent investigation. "MichMash" host Cheyna Roth and Gongwer News Services' Zach Gorchow are joined by Gongwer reporter, Elena Durnbaugh to discuss the details of the allegations.

Political pundits Adrian Hemond, John Sellek go in-depth on Michigan's 'uncommitted' vote

The Michigan primaries came and went and the results were predictable — save for the "uncommitted" campaign claiming 13% of the Democratic vote. WDET's Cheyna Roth and Gongwer News Service's Alethia Kasben sit down with Adrian Hemond, a Democrat, and John Sellek, a Republican, from the organization Baldly Bipartisan, to discuss whether the "uncommitted" vote will impact the election.

Political pundits Adrian Hemond, John Sellek go in-depth on Michigan's 'uncommitted' vote

Oakland County Chair Vance Patrick on why he supports Hoekstra over Karamo for Michigan GOP chair

The drama in the Michigan GOP continues as the party plans two separate conventions for the Republican presidential nominee. "MichMash" host Cheyna Roth and Gongwer News Service's Zach Gorchow sit down with Oakland County Republican Party Chair Vance Patrick to discuss the internal power struggle and why he supports Pete Hoekstra as the Michigan GOP chair.

Oakland County Chair Vance Patrick on why he supports Hoekstra over Karamo for Michigan GOP chair

Sen. Sarah Anthony on new gun laws being 'big steps in the right direction'

This week makes it one year since the the tragic shooting at Michigan State University. How have lawmakers responded? "MichMash" host Cheyna Roth and Gongwer News Service's Alethia Kasben sit down with Sen. Sarah Anthony to talk about some of the new legislation to prevent gun violence.

Sen. Sarah Anthony on new gun laws being 'big steps in the right direction'