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John Engler
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

Michigan State University’s interim president will appear before a US Senate subcommittee today.


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US Senator Gary Peters was on Eastern Michigan University’s campus on Saturday to speak with his constituents and answer questions about public policy.


Lou Anna Simon
Rick Pluta / MPRN

Former Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon delivered her first public comments since resigning in January under the hot lights of a US Senate hearing room. 


WiFi
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow says getting high speed internet to rural communities in Michigan is a priority for her.


Tim Kelly
Michigan House Republicans / gophouse.org

A state Representative could be headed to the White House. 


Joan Larsen
State of Michigan / michigan.gov

Michigan Supreme Court Justice Joan Larsen faced members of the US Senate Wednesday as she seeks a promotion to the federal bench.  Larsen said she’s beholden to the rule of law and not the president who nominated her.


Joan Larsen
State of Michigan / michigan.gov

Michigan Supreme Court Justice Joan Larsen has been chosen by President Trump to serve on the Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals.  Trump once put Larsen on his list of judges and lawyers he would consider naming to the US Supreme Court. 


Betsy DeVos
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

A controversial appointment to President Trump’s Cabinet is drawing near.  The full Senate is expected vote Tuesday to confirm Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education


Debbie Stabenow
US Senate / senate.gov

With President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration just days away, some Michigan Congress members are speaking out about his latest Twitter feud. 


Tara Vales

Michigan US Senator Gary Peters has been riding motorcycles since he was a teenager.

This week, he has been on a cross-state motorcycle tour of Michigan visiting 26 counties over 5 days and making 12 stops for official business.

I spoke with him about his journey...


Peters Hopeful For Cooperation In U.S. Senate

Nov 5, 2014
Michigan Public Radio Network

Peters sees greater chance for bipartisanship as he enters Senate in minority

Democrat Gary Peters is optimistic he will be able to work with Senate Republicans to pass measures he has championed as a candidate. That's despite the fact that he will be entering the U.S. Senate in the minority party after Republicans seized control in Tuesday's election.

Peters believes he will get bipartisan support for some of his priorities. Those include opening up more loans for small businesses and helping people burdened with student loans.