Mackinac Policy Conference Chair Patti Poppe of Consumers Energy and Detroit Regional Chamber CEO Sandy Baruah offer their perspectives on this year’s 2019 Mackinac Policy Conference agenda. And Christy McDonald and Stephen Henderson preview the topics that will take center stage.
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News From Around Detroit
- Prosecutor won’t charge Detroit officers in Porter Burks’ shooting deathby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy rules Detroit officers acted in self-defense in the 20-year-old Detroit resident’s Oct. 2 shooting death.
- Transit for Detroiters with disabilities at risk after contract rejectedby Bryce Huffman and Malachi Barrett (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Detroit needs to find a new vendor to deliver 70% of its transit services for disabled residents after the City Council votes down a controversial five-year contract.
- Citizen complaint backlog against Detroit police could drag into 2023by Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
The Office of the Chief Investigator is adding eight investigators, but can’t project when the case backlog will be cleared since the interim department chief might be out next month.
- Some bus riders left cold and confused by temporary State Fair transit hubby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Detroit’s makeshift hub is getting more shelters and is expected to be in place for about 18 months as the city constructs a new transit center at the former Michigan State Fairgrounds.
- Detroit families wait-listed for ‘maxed out’ after school programby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Get On And Learn, or GOAL, wants to keep Detroit kids in the city for school and alleviate concerns about a lack of after care, transportation and programming.
- U.S. hits Hezbollah accountants in Lebanon with terrorism sanctions
The Biden administration is slapping terrorism sanctions on two accountants and two companies in Lebanon for providing the militant group Hezbollah with financial services.
- Pence recounts his tense conversation with Trump after the Capitol insurrection
Former Vice President Mike Pence affirmed his belief in the legitimacy of the 2020 election results but stopped short on Thursday of saying he had a responsibility to publicly tamp down false claims of election fraud.
- News Wrap: Senate votes to prevent railroad strike but rejects granting more paid leave
In our news wrap Thursday, a bill to prevent a railroad strike is headed to President Biden after it passed the Senate, but Senators rejected a separate measure to grant seven days of paid sick leave to workers, the Supreme Court will rule if the Biden administration's plan for student debt forgiveness is constitutional and more cities in China loosened COVID restrictions after mass protests.