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Next year’s Legislative Leadership Announced

Michigan Senate
Reginald Hardwick
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WKAR-MSU

The leadership at the state Capitol will look different next year. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports the state House and Senate chose its new leadership Thursday.

After an election where female candidates propelled Democrats to gains in the state House, Representative Christine Grieg will lead the Democrats in that chamber.

Grieg says she looks forward to working across the aisle to get things done for Michigan. She says with more democrats and more women in the chamber, the session will be different next year.

“So I think we have a whole new dynamic of working with each other as well too, and I’m sure we can move the agenda forward.” Said Grieg.

That agenda includes improving education. The Republicans will be led in the House by Representative Lee Chatfield.

Chatfield says his personal priorities include putting more money into roads and improving government accountability.

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