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Detroit News Columnist Daniel Howes and Michigan Radio are partners in weekly essays examining what's hot in Michigan business and politics – and what it all means. This week, Howes says Republican lawmakers in Michigan and neighboring Wisconsin are using the lame-duck legislature to settle political scores and distort the will of the voters, presumably under the assumption the public’ll forget the strong-arming next time they vote. Don’t bet on it. Politics today isn’t the art of persuasion. It’s an exercise of naked power – until they don’t have all of it anymore.

 

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