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Watch Bridge’s Lunch Break discussion on MI Democrats’ year in the majority

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  • Capitol reporter Lauren Gibbons talked to Reps Abraham Aiyash and Andrew Beeler and Senators Michael Webber and Sarah Anthony 
  • Readers had the opportunity to ask questions of the legislators about Lansing Democrats’ first year in power 
  • Watch a recording of the Zoom event here:

Bridge Michigan’s monthly Lunch Break series resumed Friday with a discussion of Michigan Democrats’ first year in the legislative majority. The event featured panelists representing both chambers and sides of the aisle.

If you missed this live Zoom event, you can watch it on-demand below.


The discussion focused on the legislature’s accomplishments in 2023, the participants’ assessment of the legislature’s performance this year, the pace of legislation, examples of bipartisan success and working through differences within each caucus, and their thoughts on timely policy topics including renewable energy, gun control, government transparency and much more.

Panelists included Rep. Abraham Aiyash, D-Hamtramck, Senate Appropriations Chair Sen. Sarah Anthony, D-Lansing, Rep. Andrew Beeler, R-Port Huron and Sen. Michael Webber, R-Rochester Hills. Bridge Capitol reporter Lauren Gibbons moderated the discussion. 

Bridge’s Lunch Break monthly series focuses on timely topics facing our state. Previous discussions have included examinations of efforts to educate students for careers in Michigan, solutions to gun violence in Michigan, the long-term impact of pollution from Michigan’s automotive industry, youth mental health in Michigan and ideas for growing the population in our state.



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Our Lunch Break series will resume in 2024. We look forward to seeing you at our next event in January!

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