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GOP senator on DPS package: “Politics gets in the way and it becomes partisan”

Sen. Goeff Hansen, R-Hart, speaks to reporters on the Senate floor after the Senate passed Senate Bills 710, 711, and 819 - 822, measures that would reform Detroit's public schools.
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Sen. Goeff Hansen, R-Hart, speaks to reporters on the Senate floor after the Senate passed Senate Bills 710, 711, and 819 - 822, measures that would reform Detroit's public schools.

A $617 million bailout of Detroit Public Schools was approved by Michigan late Wednesday, eliciting a range of responses from lawmakers across the state. Sen. Goeff Hansen, R-Hart, came to tears during last night’s legislative session.

“We’ve been living this for over a year,” Hansen said on Stateside. “You get to the end and it’s not exactly as you envisioned it.”

Hansen added that it was "disheartening" that the house package didn't include a bipartisan solution that was best for the people of Detroit.

"Politics gets in the way and it becomes partisan."

Hansen joined Stateside to share his thoughts on yesterday’s DPS bailout legislation.

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Sen. Goeff Hansen, R-Hart, voted against the main bill in the DPS bailout package last night.

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