Monday Morning Live Covers Marijuana, Water Fees, Pet Shop Bills and more

Posted on December 17, 2018 by Dene Westbrook

Our third Monday Morning Live is in the can, as they say! Watch it here now.

The League's Matt Bach talks with Chris Hackbarth, Jennifer Rigterink and John LaMacchia during our Dec. 17, 2018, Monday Morning Live chat.

We heard your comments about the sound quality and we listened. For this episode, we have much better sound than we have had for our last two shows. So, we hope this episode is easier for you to hear.

As always, get the latest news out of Lansing on our Inside 208 blog,

After this episode, Monday Morning Live is taking a short break for the holiday and our next broadcast will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7.

We hope you listen to the full 30-minute discussion, but for those of you in a hurry, here is a list of the time stamps on key issues we talked about today with our League Lansing staff – Chris Hackbarth, Jennifer Rigterink and John LaMacchia. Again, watch here:

:45 – Lame Duck – some late nights last week
2:45 – Bills attacking local control – private property rights vs rights of everyone in the community
5:30 – Pet Shop bills (not Pet Shop Boys) and puppy mills
9:10 – Fireworks legislation – reducing the number of days people can shoot fireworks from 30 days a year to 12 days. Tweaks in progress.
12:15 – What’s happening with recreational marijuana?
14:30 – John has issues! – Water fee, shell bills, tipping fee dealing with landfills.
21:40 – Items Chris Hackbarth is working on – Personal Property Tax reimbursements and distribution, labor issues and more
25:10 – Hard cap 80/20 bill, Veterans’ property tax exemptions
28:50 – Fun with John – How many Christmas questions can he get right?

Next Monday Morning Live is 10:30 a.m. Jan. 7, 2019!

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