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Stateside for Monday, Feb. 1, 2016

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  • Michigan's open primary is on March 8th. Unlike many other primaries, Michigan voters will be the only in the nation to head to the polls on that day. Michigan Radio's Senior Political Analyst, Jack Lessenberry breaks down upcoming primary.

  • Michigan State University's State of the State Survey measures the mood of Michiganders on a broad range of issues. MSU economist Charles Ballard breaks down the results of the fall 2015 survey out today.

Listen to our interview with Charles Ballard.

  • A new state law that clamps down on local officials' ability to talk to the public about ballot proposals gets more criticism. This week, a group of local officials filed a federal lawsuit, saying Public Act 269 violates their constitutional rights. We talk with Dearborn Mayor Jack O'Reilly, who has been highly critical of PA 269. 

  • What about donating solar power to Michigan non-profits? Our latest contributor to The Next Ideabelieves post-industrial towns like Ypsilanti can actually improve their economies by investing in solar energy.

  • As the eyes of the nation are fixed on Flint, can that help the city revive its economy? We talk with Michael Finney, recently appointed to the Flint Receivership Transition Advisory Board, about the next steps in Flint's transition back to local control.

  • More than 300 union plumbers from cities across Michigan visited Flint recently to volunteer to replace faucets and filters. Michigan Radio's Tracy Samilton reports.

  • Detroit Free Press travel writer Ellen Creager tells us why posting your travel photos on social media could result in a “vicious cycle of jealousy and self-importance.”

Listen to our interview with Ellen Creager.

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