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Political roundup: Tax cut compromise by Democrats comes at expense of crucial services

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It’s been a busy week in Lansing";

It’s been a busy week in Lansing, between Governor Rick Snyder calling for a variety of policies in the Detroit Free Press, and Democrats and Republicans working together on a controversial tax bill.

Ken Sikkema, senior policy fellow at Public Sector Consultants and former Republican Majority Leader in the Michigan Senate, and Vikki Barnett, former mayor of Farmington Hills and a former Democratic legislator, joined Stateside to discuss the week’s political news.

In a conversation with Lester Graham, they discussed Governor Snyder’s op-ed, which called for broadband access, stopping Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes, and fees on dumping waste and water bills. They also talked about Zachary Gorchow’s blog post for Gongwer in which he criticized Democrats for caving to Republican demands on tax cuts.

Listen above for the entire conversation.

Ken Sikkema and Vicki Barnett join Stateside every Friday to break down the week’s political news.

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