Podcast 83

Podcast 83 is a regular look at the news, stories and trends related to Michigan’s 83 counties from Keweenaw to Monroe, Chippewa to Berrien.

Hosted by MAC Executive Director Stephan Currie, the podcast features:

  • Regular reports from MAC staff on legislative activities
  • Updates and opportunities through MAC services
  • Newsmaker interviews
  • Happenings from across Michigan’s 83 counties

See Podcast 83 on MAC’s YouTube channel.

Episodes

NEW!: Episode 65 – Released 1/27/23
Host: Stephan Currie
Guests: Deena Bosworth, Madeline Fata and Samantha Gibson of MAC
Topics: MAC’s Governmental Affairs Team reviews Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s fifth State of the State address and what her various proposals could mean for county governments and county priorities in 2023.

NEW!: Special Episode – 2023 Priorities – Released 1/24/23
Host: Stephan Currie
Guests: Deena Bosworth of MAC
Topics: In this special episode, recorded on Jan. 20, 2023, Deena Bosworth discusses 2 of MAC’s 6 legislative priorities for 2023 that deal with proper reimbursement for counties for property tax exemptions granted by the state.

Episode 64 – Released 1/6/23
Host: Stephan Currie
Guests: Amy Dolinky and Samantha Gibson of MAC
Topics: Overview of MAC’s expanding services to assist counties in planning the use of their opioid settlement funds

Episode 63 – Released 12/9/22
Host: Stephan Currie
Guests: Deena Bosworth, Madeline Fata and Samantha Gibson of MAC
Topics: Review of lame duck legislative session; review of MAC successes over course of 2021-22 Legislature

Episode 62 – Released 11/10/22
Host: Stephan Currie
Guests: Deena Bosworth, Madeline Fata and Samantha Gibson of MAC
Topics: Michigan election results; action in the “lame duck” days of the concluding legislative session; prospects for restoring remote meeting options under the Open Meetings Act

Episode 61 – Released 10/1/22
Host: Stephan Currie
Guests: Deena Bosworth, Madeline Fata and Samantha Gibson of MAC
Topics: Lame duck session of Legislature; juvenile justice beds; mental health legislation; trial court funding

Episode 60 – Released 8/23/22
Host: Stephan Currie
Guests: Deena Bosworth, Madeline Fata and Samantha Gibson of MAC
Topics: Expansion of MAC advocacy team; court fee authority legislation; 2022 Annual Conference

Episode 59 – Released 5/17/22
Host: Deena Bosworth of MAC
Guest: Meghann Keit-Corrion of MAC
Topics: Broadband funding opportunity, state budget progress, veteran property tax exemption reimbursement

Episode 58 – Released 5/3/22
Host: Stephan Currie
Guests: Deena Bosworth and Meghann Keit-Corrion of MAC
Topics: State budget news, veterans property tax exemption legislation, MAC policy committee work

Episode 57 – Released 4/19/22
Host: Deena Bosworth of MAC
Guest: Meghann Keit-Corrion of MAC
Topics: State budget details, Freedom of Information Act legislation

Episode 56 – Released 4/12/22
Host: Stephan Currie
Guests: Deena Bosworth and Meghann Keit-Corrion of MAC
Topics: Water infrastructure funding, Freedom of Information Act legislation, court funding, National County Government Month

Episode 55 – Released 3/8/22
Host: Stephan Currie of MAC Guests: Deena Bosworth and Meghann Keit-Corrion of MAC
Topics: Mental health privatization bills, reimbursements for veteran property tax exemptions, breakout subjects for 2022 Legislative Conference

Episode 54 – Released 3/1/22
Host: Stephan Currie
Guest: Deena Bosworth and Meghann Keit-Corrion of MAC
Topics: Local pension grant legislation, mental health privatization bills, reimbursement for veteran property tax exemptions, preparations for 2022 Legislative Conference

Episode 53 – Released 1/27/22
Host: Stephan Currie
Guest: Deena Bosworth of MAC
Topics: MAC’s 2022 legislative priorities; Gov. Whitmer’s 2022 State of the State address

For episodes from prior years, visit MAC’s YouTube channel.

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