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The winners and losers of the 2016 lame duck session

The State Capitol

This is the final day of lame duck in Lansing.

The proverbial midnight oil was burned as lawmakers worked all through the night, took a quick break, and then headed back to their chambers for more work.

Michigan Radio's Lansing Bureau Chief Rick Pluta joined Stateside today live from the Capitol.

“The marquee issue of this lame duck session was supposed to be an overhaul of Michigan’s energy policy and that issue has lingered until the final day,” he said. “I am standing in the rotunda… I’ve got the governor’s office, his state Capitol office, in my line of vision where the lights are on but the curtains are drawn.”

To learn who’s coming out of lame duck most excited and what happens to the bills that don't make it through, listen above.

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