1/11/19 On his way out the door, ex-Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed two bills that would have enhanced safeguards against infant-abandonment by ashamed new mothers — why? Bridget McCormack is elected Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, making Michigan the only state in the country with women at the helm of the governorship, secretary of state, attorney
general and the state’s highest judicial panel. Also, MSU for the first time gains a 5-3 female majority on its board of trustees, and a woman (Dianne Byrum) is elected chairperson. New highs in number of females (53) as the 100th Michigan Legislature convenes.
Interview with state Rep. Bronna Kahle (R-Adrian), one of the sponsors of legislation to buttress “baby boxes” that was vetoed by Gov. Rick Snyder shortly before he exited office. Will Kahle introduce it again, and hope for a better result from a female governor who is herself a mother? Sponsored by Deadline Detroit.