MichMash: Why Would Republicans Bother To Pass Bills Likely to Meet Veto?

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer might want to invest in some extra ink cartridges for her veto pen.

Michigan state capitol building

Michigan State Capitol building in Lansing, MI in January, 2018.

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Republicans in the state Legislature are moving forward on controversial bills that have little chance of being signed into law.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, is likely to veto bills that would restrict abortionsban sanctuary cities, and others if they reach her desk.

As part of the weekly series MichMash, Cheyna Roth and Jake Neher talk about why Republicans might pass those bills anyway.

Click on the audio player above to hear that conversation.


  • Cheyna Roth
    Cheyna has interned with Michigan Radio and freelanced for WKAR public radio in Lansing. She's also done some online freelancing and worked on documentary films.
  • Jake Neher
    Jake Neher is senior producer for Detroit Today and host of MichMash for 101.9 WDET. He previously reported on the Michigan Legislature for the Michigan Public Radio Network.