Flashpoint: Debate over Michigan’s surplus money; GM’s electrifying investment

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivered her State of the State address this week, which was fronted by something unusual for a Michigan governor: a surplus. Tax cut fever is already sweeping across Lansing -- but is that the right thing to do with the surplus? Or, with so many pressing infrastructure needs, is that where the money is better spent? Also, General Motors made an electrifying investment in its home state this week, and the governor wants you to plug in, too. Are you ready?

DETROIT – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivered her State of the State address this week, which was fronted by something unusual for a Michigan governor: a surplus.

Tax cut fever is already sweeping across Lansing -- but is that the right thing to do with the surplus? Or, with so many pressing infrastructure needs, is that where the money is better spent?

Also, General Motors made an electrifying investment in its home state this week, and the governor wants you to plug in, too. Are you ready?

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About the Author:

Devin Scillian is equally at home on your television, on your bookshelf, and on your stereo. Devin anchors the evening newscasts for Local 4. Additionally, he moderates Flashpoint, Local 4's Sunday morning news program. He is also a best-selling author of children's books, and an award-winning musician and songwriter.