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From our State Capitol in Lansing to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, WKAR is committed to explaining how the actions of lawmakers are affecting Michiganders. Political and government reporter Abigail Censky leads this section. There are also stories from Capitol correspondents Cheyna Roth, Rick Pluta and the Associated Press. As the 2020 presidential race begins, look here for reports on the role Michigan will play in electing or re-electing the president.

Special: Michigan Inauguration 2019

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Tue., Jan. 1, 11am-noon WKAR NewsTalk 105.1 FM/AM 870, WKAR TV World channel and wkar.org | Live from the steps of the Michigan State Capitol.

WKAR presents live coverage of the swearing in of Gretchen Whitmer as Michigan's 49th governor.  Also taking the oath of office will be Lieutenant Governor-elect Garlin Gilchrist II, Secretary of State-elect Jocelyn Benson and Attorney General-elect Dana Nessel, as well as those members of the Michigan Supreme Court, Michigan Court of Appeals, State Board of Education, University of Michigan Board of Regents, Michigan State University Board of Trustees and Wayne State Board of Governors who were elected on Nov. 6.

Listen to WKAR NewsTalk on 105.1 FM/AM 870 for Michigan Public Radio Network coverage.

Follow @WKARNews for live tweeting from WKAR government reporter Abigail Censky.

Watch Live Here or on WKAR World (23.2) for television coverage provided by Detroit Public Television, in conjunction with the Michigan Association of Broadcasters and the Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters.

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