Stateside Podcast: Why Dems lost majority in state House
Yesterday was Election Day, and two mayoral victories in Metro Detroit will have consequences in the Michigan House. Rep. Kevin Coleman won a mayoral race in Westland and Rep. Lori Stone won in Warren. Which means that both of these Democrats will vacate their current seats in the House. Michigan Democrats who had a slim majority of 56-54 over Republicans will now be at a 54-54 tie — at least for the time being.
So what does this political shuffling means for the Michigan House, and what we can expect in the New Year? We got to those questions and more on this episode of the Stateside podcast.
- Beth LeBlanc, reporter at The Detroit News