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MichMash: Whitmer Wastes No Time Changing Policy

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Cheyna Roth and Jake Neher say it might be a while still before it’s clear what divided government in Michigan will look like.

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is wasting no time in her new role when it comes to making policy changes.

She has signed a number of executive directives hitting issues such as water contamination and government ethics.

In addition, she’s asking new Attorney General Dana Nessel — a Democrat — to review the constitutionality of controversial laws approved last month by the Republican Legislature and former Gov. Rick Snyder during the contentious lame duck session.

As part of the weekly series MichMash, Cheyna Roth and Jake Neher say it might be a while before it’s clear how Republican lawmakers will respond, and what divided government in Michigan will look like.

Click on the audio player above to hear that conversation.


Jake Neher, Producer, Detroit Today

Jake Neher is a producer and reporter for Detroit Today. He has formerly reported on the Michigan legislature.

Jake.Neher@wdet.org Follow @GJNeher

Cheyna Roth, Reporter

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.

CRoth@MPRN.org Follow @Cheyna_R

MichMash

This post is a part of MichMash.

Each week, WDET's Jake Neher and Michigan Public Radio's Cheyna Roth un-jumble Michigan issues and talk about how statewide news stories affect you. 

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