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The State Of Politics: New WEMU Feature With MPRN's Rick Pluta

Apr 6, 2018

Rick Pluta, managing editor and state Capitol bureau chief of the Michigan Public Radio Network
Credit Michigan Public Radio Network / https://www.mprn.org/

For more than two decades, Rick Pluta has been covering Michigan politics in Lansing as chief correspondent for the Michigan Public Radio Network.  He has his finger on the pulse of what is happening at levels of state government.  Now, he'll regularly share his expertise with you in 89.1 WEMU's new feature, 'The State of Politics." 

What is coming up in the world of Capitol politics?  Next week, the state Legislature returns to work after a two week recess and will try and pass new laws to prevent more occurrences like the Larry Nassar situation at Michigan State University.  The Michigan Democratic Party is preparing for its endorsement convention a week from this Saturday and the high profile race is between Dana Nessel and Pat Miles for State Attorney General.  And, they’ll discuss the State Supreme Court case involving the Ann Arbor Public Schools about whether concealed guns should be allowed in schools and whether districts have the right to ban such practices.  Arguments will be heard next week. 

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— David Fair is the WEMU News Director and host of Morning Edition on WEMU.  You can contact David at 734.487.3363, on twitter @DavidFairWEMU, or email him at dfair@emich.edu