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Analysis of political issues in Grand Rapids, Michigan and nationwide by the staff of The Grand Rapids Press.

Talking Michigan Politics The Grand Rapids Press

    • Nachrichten

Analysis of political issues in Grand Rapids, Michigan and nationwide by the staff of The Grand Rapids Press.

    Can Obama, Republicans compromise on deficit?

    Can Obama, Republicans compromise on deficit?

    On this week's Talking Michigan Politics, Ed and Jeff discuss competing plans to reduce the federal budget deficit and a compromise on the pension tax proposal in Michigan.

    • 28 Min.
    Why Gov. Rick Snyder's plan to tax pensions has little support

    Why Gov. Rick Snyder's plan to tax pensions has little support

    On this week's Talking Michigan Politics podcast, Press editors Jeff Cranson and Ed Golder talk about state GOP leaders' 90-day update, the federal budget standoff and changes in city of Grand Rapids' garbage policies and incentives to boost recycling.

    • 26 Min.
    Should U.S. be bombing Libya; controversy over Rev. Rob Bell's claim there is no Hell

    Should U.S. be bombing Libya; controversy over Rev. Rob Bell's claim there is no Hell

    Everyone knows two things off limits for casual conversation are politics and religion so on this week's Talking Michigan Politics, Ed and Jeff take on U.S. Rep. Justin Amash's opposition to U.S. military action in Libya, state tax policy and the controversy sparked by the Rev. Rob Bell about whether there is a Hell.

    • 30 Min.
    Do Michigan protestors have a point? Does it matter that NPR sting tape was edited?

    Do Michigan protestors have a point? Does it matter that NPR sting tape was edited?

    Analysis of political issues in Grand Rapids, Michigan and nationwide by the staff of The Grand Rapids Press.

    • 21 Min.
    Michigan inches closer to Wisconsin in labor battle and NPR seals its own federal funding fate

    Michigan inches closer to Wisconsin in labor battle and NPR seals its own federal funding fate

    Collective bargaining's fate in Michigan, the GOP's future resting with Hispanic voters and tweaks in the state budget, on this week's Talking Michigan Politics podcast with Press editors Jeff Cranson and Ed Golder.

    • 32 Min.
    Q&A with Gov. Rick Snyder's budget director about Michigan's 'shared sacrifice' plan

    Q&A with Gov. Rick Snyder's budget director about Michigan's 'shared sacrifice' plan

    On this week's Talking Michigan Politics podcast, state budget director John Nixon answers questions about the bold cuts and tax changes he and Gov. Rick Snyder have proposed. Press editors Jeff Cranson and Ed Golder also discuss the legislative proposal that would enable a vote to merge Kent County and Grand Rapids and Grand Rapids Public Schools Supt. Bernard Taylor's possible departure for a post in Syracuse.

    • 28 Min.

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