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Inside Michigan Politics owner Susan Demas explains Ballenger dismissal

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Bill Ballenger appeared last night on WKAR-TV's coverage of the State of the State address. He's been dismissed by Inside Michigan Politics publisher Susan Demas.

Bill Ballenger will no longer be part of the Inside Michigan Politics newsletter that he founded. Current publisher Susan Demas explains why Ballenger will no longer be part of the publication.

The Inside Michigan Politics newsletter is ending its relationship with founder-contributor Bill Ballenger. The newsletter’s current owner and publisher, Susan Demas, disclosed the move early Wednesday morning. She fired Ballenger after he said on various media on Tuesday that the Flint water crisis is “overblown.”

Though she announced the dismissal with a “heavy heart,” Demas called the remarks “indefensible.”

Current State’s Mark Bashore talks with Susan Demas about Ballenger’s status.

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