Gongwer News Service Editor Zach Gorchow
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On WestSouthwest, what would a part-time Legislature mean for Michigan. And the story of the first woman elected to the Battle Creek City Commission. 

Battle Creek City Hall - file photo

Battle Creek Enquirer Government Reporter Jennifer Bowman was looking for an election related story when she came across the name Clare Briggs.

State Capitol - file photo
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Michigan is one of only 10 states with a full-time Legislature. But Gongwer News Service Editor Zach Gorchow says a combination of a part-time Legislature and the state’s strict term limits law would make Michigan unique.


On WestSouthwest, an interview with West Michigan Congressman Justin Amash on investigations into Russia and the 2016 election, health care and other issues. And Contributor to Detroit Public Television's Great Lakes Bureau Gary Wilson on proposed cuts to Great Lakes programs in the latest budget proposal from the Trump administration. 

File photo of the South Haven lighthouse

President Trump’s most recent budget proposal includes big cuts to Great Lakes programs. But Gary Wilson, Contributor to Detroit Public Television’s Great Lakes Bureau says the money is one issue, he says environmental advocates are really worried about regulations and how they are enforced.