Month in Review: February's biggest news stories

Feb 27, 2014

Skubick, Pluta, and Ballenger discuss Michigan same-sex marriage ban going on trial in Detroit, early skirmishes over the state budget, snow removal, and more.
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We’re so eager to get February behind us, we’ve scheduled Current State’s “Month in Review” on the next-to-last day of the month. Joining Current State to review the month’s top Michigan news stories are state capital correspondent and guest host Tim Skubick, Rick Pluta of the Michigan Public Radio Network and Bill Ballenger of the ‘Inside Michigan Politics’ newsletter.

Will Michigan experience a tax cut? Pluta and Ballenger agree that the homestead exemption in Detroit did not open to rave reviews because it doesn’t fit with the Republican perspective on tax cuts. Also in Detroit, gay marriage rights are on trial; public opinion polls reveal that voters believe marriage is a fundamental right, and should not be legislated.