Mackinac Policy Conference kicks off

24 Hour News 8 Political Reporter Rick Albin and Gov. Rick Snyder. (May 28, 2014)

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (WOOD) — The Mackinac Policy Conference is underway with its familiar mix of east-west politics and policy.

This year, there is a lot of upbeat conversation about the state in general, including developments in Detroit.

One of the big questions will be if and when the legislature will pass a financial plan for the city that would help the bankruptcy move forward.

The resurgence of the auto industry, notwithstanding recent recall problems, is also on the minds of many at the conference. Overall, the theme is “moving forward” and “leading the way.”

Wednesday morning featured a conversation — not a debate — between the Republican Terri Lynn Land and Democrat Congressman Gary Peters, who are running against each other to represent Michigan in the U.S. Senate.

On Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Rick Snyder will give a keynote address, and he and his democratic challenger, Mark Schauer, will be talking one-on-one with 24 Hour News 8 Political Reporter Rick Albin.

Get the latest from Mackinac Island on 24 Hour News Eight at 5.


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