Flashpoint 12/16/18: Lame duck legislation; new $830 million project underway in Detroit

Watch Flashpoint every Sunday at 10 a.m. on Local 4

DETROIT - Here is what you missed on Sunday's edition of Flashpoint:

This episode started with a discussion on the lame-duck session in Lansing. This week Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed lame-duck bills that would gut $12 per hour minimum wage and paid sick time initiatives.  

There is groundbreaking news from downtown Detroit. Dan Gilbert will begin construction on the Monroe Blocks project, a $830 million undertaking that will bring more office, retail and residential options to the area.

The news about seven selected Detroit neighborhoods that will be splitting $35 million is welcomed by city residents. How far will the money go and what should the priorities be? 

There will also be a roundtable discussion featuring experts who will weigh in on the topics. 

Segment 1: 

Dennis Cowen, former mayor of Royal Oak, now an attorney at Plunkett Cooney; Rochelle Riley, columnist, Detroit Free Press; Jill Alper, political consultant, Alper Strategies and Daniel Howes, business columnist, the Detroit News.  

 

Segment 2: 

Dennis Cowen, former mayor of Royal Oak, now an attorney at Plunkett Cooney; Rochelle Riley, columnist, Detroit Free Press; Jill Alper, political consultant, Alper Strategies and Daniel Howes, business columnist, the Detroit News. 

Segment 3: 

Dennis Cowen, former mayor of Royal Oak, now an attorney at Plunkett Cooney; Rochelle Riley, columnist, Detroit Free Press; Jill Alper, political consultant, Alper Strategies and Daniel Howes, business columnist, the Detroit News. 

 


Flashpoint is hosted by WDIV Local 4 anchor Devin Scillian. Watch Flashpoint on WDIV at 10 a.m. on Sundays.

 

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