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Politics & Government

Stateside for Monday, July 13, 2015

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Today on Stateside:

Enough was, apparently, enough. The State of Michigan today terminated its contract with Aramark to feed prison inmates. Chad Livengood sits down to talk with us about the decision.

The ceremonial handshakes have been exchanged, they’ve posed for photographers, and, with that, contract talks between the United Auto Workers Union and General Motors officially began today. Greg Gardner is covering the talks for the Detroit Free Press, and he tells us about day one.

Executive Director of The Arc Michigan Dohn Hoyle has been a leader through the decades in the struggle for inclusion for developmentally disabled people in Michigan, and he joins us today to talk about where we’ve come and what we still need to do in the disability movement in Michigan.

There are two Iraq war veterans are now serving in the state Legislature. Sen. David Knezek is a Democrat, Rep. Tom Barrett is a Republican, and they’re working together to improve conditions for all veterans in Michigan.