December 18, 2014: Education Coalition / Bankruptcy Fees / Road Funding / Fond Farewell

The year is winding down and people are preparing for a holiday break, but tonight Christy McDonald, Nolan Finley and Stephen Henderson take a look at the stories making news across the state:

  • A group of 31 prominent Detroiters in business, education, religion, and non-profit sectors have formed a coalition to develop recommendations for improving Detroit schools.
  • The lawyers and consultants who led Detroit through the bankruptcy process must submit final invoices on Monday. Is the tab reasonable in light of the task at hand?
  • It’s come down to the wire to come up with a funding method to repair roads, and lame duck session ends tomorrow. If there’s no compromise, where do we go from here?
  • Honors and praises for Senator Carl Levin and Representative John Dingell as they retire after a combined 94 years of service as members of Congress


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For the full discussion, join us tonight at 7:30 on WTVS – Detroit Public Television.


Gov. Rick Snyder will hold a press conference and availability with Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, EM Kevyn Orr and Detroit City Council

December 4, 2014: Power Outage / Racial Profiling / Prison Reform / Road Funding

Tonight on MiWeek, the team take a look at issues making news across the state:

  • Many Detroit areas lost power when an old power cable malfunctioned. Is this another reminder of how much work needs to happen to rebuild Detroit?
  • As we watch the events in Ferguson, Missouri, we have to wonder: will racial profiling ever go away?
  • It’s lame duck session, but the legislature could take on a bill that would shorten prison sentences for non-violent offenders.
  • Governor Snyder is making a public push for a major road funding proposal

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November 20, 2014: Roads Deal / Electoral College Changes / Immigration Order / Nolan’s Cameo

Tonight the MiWeek team tackles important stories making news across Michigan:

  • A senate bill to raise the gas tax to fix roads
  • One lawmaker’s fight to change how Electoral College votes are counted in Michigan
  • The impact of President Obama’s big announcement on immigration reform
  • The Daily Show takes on water shut offs in Detroit – with the help of Nolan Finley

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November 13, 2014: Moving Michigan Forward / Bankruptcy Decision

MiWeek TeamTonight, MiWeek comes to you from the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel in downtown Detroit – the site of the Business Leaders for Michigan CEO Summit.

Host Chrisy McDonald and the team will sit down with some of the CEOs participating in the conference and discuss Michigan’s future in a global marketplace. Plus, a decision in Detroit’s bankruptcy – but when will the plan take effect?

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November 6, 2014: Election Results / Post-Election Conversation with Governor Snyder

The election is over and the results are in! On the next MiWeek, host Christy McDonald and weekly contributors Nolan Finley and Stephen Henderson talk with Governor Snyder about his agenda for the next four years in Michigan. Plus, an analysis of the rest of the election results.

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November 3, 2014: 2014 Election Special

Host Christy McDonald and contributors Nolan Finley and Stephen Henderson review what’s on the ballot and what it means for Michigan.

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MiWeek Team - Stephen Henderson, Christy McDonald and Nolan Finley

October 30, 2014: Election Countdown

Tonight on MiWeek, the team takes a look at some of the issues brewing for the upcoming election: 

  • A dead heat in the governor’s race – what difference will absentee ballots make?
  • There seems to be a new poll everyday – but can you really believe them?
  • A look at the fight over state House and Senate seats – will the Democrats change the balance of power?
  • One candidate is putting more cash into a big campaign – but is it too late?

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October 23, 2014: Road Funding / Key Election 2014 Races / Car Buying in MI / Grudge Match!

Tonight on MiWeek: With just under two weeks until election day, the MiWeek team looks beyond November 4th and considers what the lame duck session lawmakers will (or won’t) do when they head back to Lansing. Join us for an analysis

  • Funding for roads
  • A check on Election 2014
  • The “Anti-Tesla” bill
  • Detroit bankruptcy ruling
  • Michigan’s most famous grudge match

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October 16, 2014: Snyder and Schauer Town Hall Recap / Big Names Campaigning / Detroit Bankruptcy

Tonight, the MiWeek team discusses the town hall everyone is talking about between Governor Rick Snyder and challenger Mark Schauer. We take a closer look at a few of the key moments from Sunday’s forum, the reaction, and how it will affect the race. Plus, we take a look at Election 2014 and discuss Detroit’s bankruptcy.


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