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Politics & Government

New study offers insight into why minorities are underrepresented in state Legislature

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Lester Graham
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Michigan Radio
Replacing the Michigan Business Tax is high on the legislature's agenda

New research from Michigan State University says it's not voters who should be blamed for the lack of minorities in state legislatures. Rather, it has to do with political parties.

Eric Gonzalez Juenke is an assistant professor of political science at MSU. He looked at nearly 10,000 state elections, and he joined us today to give us his findings.

Listen to the full interview above.

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