We’re officially in Summer, and I’m serving up the 42nd episode of the weekly podcast!
My opening monologue deals with why I’m supporting the Michigan Multimedia Jobs proposal, which provides tax credits for companies wanting to make movies, shows, commercials, and other multimedia productions in the state. Michigan Democrats are busy helping people, including providing free meals for all public school students, but why in the world are Republicans against it?
Then, Democratic state Senator Stephanie Chang joins me to discuss how the Democratic majority in the state legislature is getting stuff done on environmental justice, education, LGBTQ+ rights, voting rights, hate crimes, and the state budget. Senator Chang also shares her thoughts on keeping Generation Z voters engaged.
The “Last Call” highlights a speech by Democratic State Representative Laurie Pohutsky, who introduced a resolution declaring June as Pride Month.
Show notes are available at the bottom of the page.
Michigan Film Industry Association and the Michigan Multimedia Jobs Act
“Universal School Meals and Associations with Student Participation, Attendance, Academic Performance, Diet Quality, Food Security, and Body Mass Index: A Systematic Review.” Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
“Republicans Declare Banning Universal Free School Meals a 2024 Priority.” By Prem Thakker of The New Republic
Michigan State University Education Policy professor Dr. Joshua Cowen’s tweet on why the right wing is against free meals for public school students.
MSU’s Dr. Joshua Cowen’s tweet on what else school voucher supporters are pushing across the country.
State Senator Stephanie Chang’s bill directing fines paid by polluters goes towards those affected by the pollution.
“Michigan’s environmental rules could be stricter than national ones under bill.” By Lauren Gibbons of Bridge Michigan
“What’s in the Senate Dem bills aimed at facilitating Michigan’s clean energy transition?” By Kyle Davidson of Michigan Advance
“Will the Michigan legislature meet their July 1 budget deadline?” By Alyssa Burr of MLive.com
“Protesters stage Hamtramck rally after city banned Pride flags.” By Steve Nealing of The Detroit Metro Times
Democratic State Representative, and Speaker Pro Tem, Laurie Pohutsky’s Pride speech.
Photo courtesy of State Senator Stephanie Chang’s website