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Transition teams get to work for new state administration

michigan state capitol building in lansing, mi
Lester Graham
Michigan Radio
Lawmakers in Lansing may have to cut revenue sharing with local governments to fill the $1.8 billion budget hole.

A new administration is getting ready to take over in Lansing for offices like the governor, attorney general and secretary of state.

Soon after the midterm election, the soon-to-be new governor, attorney general, and secretary of state started to announce their transition teams. These are the people who will try to make sure there’s a seamless transition of power from one administration to another. The staff of the current office holder also helps out.

Matt Resch owns a communications and public relations firm in Lansing. He says there are three types of people on these teams.

“The people who are going to do all the work, the people who try to get on them so they can get their name in the paper, or the people whose names will get the attention of people. And I think there’s a combination of all three of those on these,” he says.

The transition teams include former federal and state lawmakers, business leaders and philanthropists.