Here’s Episode 63 of Michigan’s Premier Progressive Podcast!
Michigan Democrats passed a package of clean energy and affordable energy bills last week. While these bills are for sure a step in the right direction in revamping our antiquated energy grid, these bills still fall far short of the aggressive push many progressives were hoping would happen. Joining me this week to talk more about these bills, and how corporate pressure helped water them down, is Roshan Krishnan, policy associate for The Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition.
My opening segment deals with how pathetic former Michigan Republican Congressman Peter Meijer sounds while pining for the Christian Nationalist Trump voters in his bid to become Michigan’s next U.S. Senator. He’s trying to sound all MAGA in his campaign rollout, but Trump voters despise Meijer for voting to impeach Trump back in 2021. Poor Peter. No one on the right, middle, or left ever asked him to run, yet here he is.
And my Last Call details how Ottawa County residents are learning a valuable lesson of what happens when you put Christian Nationalist right wingers in-charge of local government.
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“Michigan House approves changes to clean energy siting, renewable standards and more.” By Kyle Davidson of Michigan Advance
“Senate ‘Clean Energy Future’ bills move to governor’s desk.” By Kyle Davidson of Michigan Advance
“At Green New Deal for Michigan rally, activists call for more climate change policies, funding.” By Ken Coleman of Michigan Advance
“Michigan’s New Clean Energy Bill Signals a “Huge Shift.”” By Dan Gearino of Mother Jones
“DTE spending casts shadow over Democrats’ clean energy legislation.” By Brian Allnut of Planet Detroit
“Peter Meijer hopes for truce with Trump in Senate quest.” By Simon Schuster of MLive.com
“Republican Peter Meijer, who supported Trump’s impeachment, enters Michigan’s US Senate race.” By Joey Cappelletti of The Associated Press
Off The Record episode featuring former Michigan Republican Congressman Peter Meijer from November 10, 2023
Peter Meijer appearance on CNN discussing how “Trump never lied to him.” Via Republican Accountability from Twitter or X.
“After Ottawa Co. board dismantled the DEI dept., residents worry about impacted communities.” By Allison Donahue of Michigan Advance
“Ottawa Impact: Do the politics matter if the county is left broke?” By Cassandra Lybrink of The Holland Sentinel
“Detroit is the country’s fifth worst city for people with asthma, new report says.” By Anna Gustafson of Michigan Advance
Photo of “The Pine River in Alma, Fall 2023” by Pat Johnston.