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Politics & Government

How might 2016's "raucous and competitive" elections shape the state legislature?

The Michigan House of Representatives in Lansing
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The chamber of Michigan's House of Representatives in Lansing. Leaders in the Michigan legislature and Governor Granholm are close to an agreement on the budget.

An article in The Free Press reported 2016 is "shaping up as a raucous and competitive election season with incumbent politicians facing strong challenges up and down the ballot, and a presidential race that could influence the control of every race."

Rick Pluta and Zach Gorchow join us to talk about upcoming State Representative races, voter turnout, and how the Michigan legislature might change after this election year.

GUESTS Rick Pluta is a reporter and producer for the Michigan Radio Network. He tweets at @rickpluta. Zach Gorchow is the editor of Gongwer News Service. He tweets @ZachGorchow.

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