This week’s Friday Morning Podcast examines whether the Michigan Legislature will enact petition language to legalize recreational use of marijuana in Michigan, or will simply allow the question to be decided by voters in next year’s general election.
Also, will the proposal to amend Michigan’s Constitution to force the legislature to meet only part-time ever qualify for the ballot? Or will the signature-gathering effort fall short?
In next year’s U.S. Senate race, there have been more shifts — Congressman Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) says he’s out, but millionaire businessman Sandy Pensler says he’s in.
Are you a Michigander or a Michiganian? The Legislature tried to settle the question earlier this month by amending state law to say that the former is the legal term for the state’s residents. And we found a special way to celebrate Thanksgiving Week by learning that both the University of Michigan and Michigan State University have simultaneously produced Rhodes Scholars, announced on the same day.
Finally, we also interviewed State Representative Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint). Sponsored by Deadline Detroit.