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What would it take to restore trust in state government?

Jodi Westrick/Michigan Radio
A view of our Issues & Ale audience and panelists from Brewery Becker's balcony.

On Tuesday, we sipped Brewery Becker’s“historic” ales and lagers while discussing a similarly historic topic: public trust in state government.

The Flint water crisis, gerrymandering, term limits, campaign money and more were on the minds of audience members and panelists at our Issues & Ale event.

Panelists included the following:

  • Chastity Pratt Dawsey, a reporter for Bridge Magazine
  • Ken Sikkema, Senior Policy Fellow at Public Sector Consultants and former Republican State Senate Majority Leader.
  • John Chamberlin, board member of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network and former dean of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public policy at the University of Michigan

Miss the event? While we can't recreate the historic ales, we can recreate the discussion. Watch our conversation below or listen above. You can also join us at our next Issues & Ale discussion on the same topic in Kalamazoo on June 28.