The third and fourth episodes of The Power of &, a podcast inspired by the theme of the 2023 Mackinac Policy Conference, are now available.
Recorded on Mackinac Island, the third episode features interviews with Sen. Sarah Anthony (D-Lansing) and Sen. John Damoose (R-Harbor Springs). Hosted by Brian Shoaf, Director of Government Relations at the Detroit Regional Chamber, the conversation focused on their approaches to managing the billions of dollars of surplus funds in the state’s budget, and how they are balancing the expectations of members and their requests to remain fiscally responsible.
The fourth episode was recorded on Mackinac Island and features interviews with Rep. Erin Byrnes (D-Dearborn) and Rep. Tom Kunse (R-Clare). Hosted by Brad Williams, Vice President of Government Relations at the Detroit Regional Chamber, the conversation focused on the role of the executive branch when it comes to ethics oversight, regulating lobbyists in Lansing, and keeping legislators responsible for their actions.
About the Power of &
The Power of & Podcast focuses on reaching solutions to modern-day policy problems utilizing the power of “and.” Instead of deciding between two solutions with the same end goal, this podcast brings together policymakers to discuss their political similarities instead of their differences. With hosts from the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Government Relations team, you can expect to hear from a wide variety of thought leaders on how to solve deadlock in politics.