5 places where Michigan’s governor and legislature can make deals

For the first time in nearly a decade, Michigan’s government will be divided.

On one side, a Republican-led legislature that over the last few years has repealed the state’s prevailing wage law, weakened the power of unions, eliminated straight-ticket voting and sought to lower the state income tax.

On the other, a Democratic governor who promises a variety of progressive, expansivepolicies, from implementing universal preschool and two years of debt free college to shutting down the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline and finding $2 billion a year in state funds to restore the state’s roads and infrastructure.

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