Governor Rick Snyder is expected to be met by hundreds of protesters Wednesday night as he delivers his third State of the State Address.
Early forecasts suggest that the political climate at the Michigan Capitol will be chilly when lawmakers return to Lansing this month.
It may take days, weeks or even longer to sort out the avalanche of bills enacted in the Michigan Legislature’s lame-duck session, as majority Republicans put their stamp on policies dealing with topics as diverse as property taxes, medical marijuana and cockfighting.
Kid Rock talked about the meal he cooked for Eminem, the time Mitt Romney came over to the house, his hunting trip last weekend with Ted Nugent, his failed marriage to Pam Anderson and the re-emergence of the Michigan-made Bad Ass Beer.
Patterson, who needs a wheelchair, also has help at home for things he isn’t able to yet like getting out of his easy chair to walk across the living room to get a book from the bookshelf.
“I think at the end of the day, we’re supposed to live in a world, a society that believes in rehabilitation,” Banks said.
Banks, 35, was convicted eight times between 1998 and 2004 of writing bad checks and credit card fraud.
His brother Phillip Bentivolio gave an interview where he called him “mentally unbalanced” and predicted he’ll eventually spend time in prison.
“As a practical matter it does make it more difficult for the eight communities that are in emergency, we were on a very positive path, hopefully to start transitioning (them out of it.)”
First there were six, then there were none, with all of the proposed state constitutional amendments going down in defeat Tuesday.