Current State for Dec. 8-9, 2018

Dec 7, 2018

On this week's Current State - lame duck in the Michigan legislature: protection or power grab? Plus, mayor Karen Weaver of Flint updates us on pipeline replacement & what's next. Smoking is on the decline, except e-cigarettes. And meet WKAR's newest reporter!

Lame duck in Michigan - interview with MLive's Emily Lawler

-Minimum wage/paid sick time changes proposed

-Bill to end local breed bans

-Bill to end local governments from putting in tree ordinances

-GOP putting limits on Democratic Attorney General-elect & Secretary of State-elect's power

Meet WKAR's new political/government reporter - Abigail Censky

Flint mayor Karen Weaver on pipeline replacement - interview by Karel Vega

Making The Grade Updates

-New school resource officer standards - reported by Kevin Lavery

-New elementary school standards - reported by Kevin Lavery

-PBS Playtime Pads distributed to all Lansing kindergartners - reported by Kevin Lavery

E-cigarette use grows along with health risks - reported by Araceli Gomez-Aldana  

90.5 Classical new release of the month - reported by Peter Whorf