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Politics & Government

Stateside for Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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Today on Stateside:

  • Governor Rick Snyder explains Proposal One, the plan that would increase road funding by increasing the state’s sales tax.
  • In working towards the New International Trade Crossing Bridge, the relationship between the United States and Canada is being put to the test, as Michigan Radio’s political analyst Jack Lessenberry discusses.

  • John Truscott, who sits on the commission that governs the state Capitol Building, talks about reopening the building to the public on Saturdays.

    • Our Poetically Speaking series continues with Scott Beal's “American Spring,” a poem about the current tensions surrounding police violence in America.
    • Chef James Rigato, who had a four-episode run on Top Chef and is the executive chef at The Root in Oakland County’s White Lake Township, discusses how Michigan can become a foodie destination.