Local 4 News at 4 — Oct. 2, 2019

Local 4 News at 4 — Oct. 2, 2019


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>>Ben: THE RAIN DID NOT LEAVE>>Ben: THE RAIN DID NOT LEAVE
WITH THE HEAT. WITH THE HEAT.
WE STILL HAVE SHOWERS AROUND WE STILL HAVE SHOWERS AROUND
TONIGHT. TONIGHT.
AND HOW MUCH MORE OF THE WEEK AND HOW MUCH MORE OF THE WEEK
CAN WE EXPECT IT? CAN WE EXPECT IT?
DEVIN? DEVIN?
>>Devin: ALSO “FIRST AT 4,”>>Devin: ALSO “FIRST AT 4,”
ANGER AT THE WHITE HOUSE. ANGER AT THE WHITE HOUSE.
PRESIDENT TRUMP KEEPS FIGHTING PRESIDENT TRUMP KEEPS FIGHTING
AND ATTACKING AS THERE’S NEW AND ATTACKING AS THERE’S NEW
DEVELOPMENTS IN THE IMPEACHMENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE IMPEACHMENT
INVESTIGATION. INVESTIGATION.
>>>MICHIGAN’S NEW VAPING BAN IS>>>MICHIGAN’S NEW VAPING BAN IS
NOW IN EFFECT. NOW IN EFFECT.
WE HAVE THE FIRST RESPONSE FROM WE HAVE THE FIRST RESPONSE FROM
LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS ON HOW LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS ON HOW
IT’S GOING. IT’S GOING.
PAULA? PAULA?
>>Paula: 147 BUDGET LINE-ITEM>>Paula: 147 BUDGET LINE-ITEM
VETOES, TODAY, WE TALKED TO SOME VETOES, TODAY, WE TALKED TO SOME
OF THE PEOPLE WHO SAY THEY’RE IN OF THE PEOPLE WHO SAY THEY’RE IN
FEAR OF WHAT HAPPENS NEXT. FEAR OF WHAT HAPPENS NEXT.
THESE STORIES AND MORE ARE THESE STORIES AND MORE ARE
HAPPENING RIGHT NOW ON LOCAL 4, HAPPENING RIGHT NOW ON LOCAL 4,
“FIRST AT 4.” “FIRST AT 4.”
>>Announcer: LIVE FROM DOWNTOWN>>Announcer: LIVE FROM DOWNTOWN
DETROIT, HOME OF WDIV AND DETROIT, HOME OF WDIV AND
CLICKONDETROIT.COM. CLICKONDETROIT.COM.
LOCAL 4 NEWS “FIRST AT 4” STARTS LOCAL 4 NEWS “FIRST AT 4” STARTS
NOW. NOW.
>>Devin: GOOD AFTERNOON!>>Devin: GOOD AFTERNOON!
I’M DEVIN SCILLIAN IN FOR KAREN I’M DEVIN SCILLIAN IN FOR KAREN
DREW THIS AFTERNOON. DREW THIS AFTERNOON.
“FIRST AT 4,” IT’S ONE OF THOSE “FIRST AT 4,” IT’S ONE OF THOSE
DAYS WHERE YOU FEEL LIKE YOU CAN DAYS WHERE YOU FEEL LIKE YOU CAN
FEEL THE WEATHER CHANGING EVERY FEEL THE WEATHER CHANGING EVERY
TIME YOU STEP OUTSIDE. TIME YOU STEP OUTSIDE.
WE’RE TRACKING SCATTERED RAIN WE’RE TRACKING SCATTERED RAIN
AND FALLING TEMPERATURES AS AND FALLING TEMPERATURES AS
PROMISED AT THE SAME TIME. PROMISED AT THE SAME TIME.
LET’S START OFF WITH BEN. LET’S START OFF WITH BEN.
>>Ben: A BAD COMMUTE IS BAD>>Ben: A BAD COMMUTE IS BAD
ENOUGH WHEN IT’S 80s, BUT FOLKS ENOUGH WHEN IT’S 80s, BUT FOLKS
ARE NOTICING THIS QUICKLY. ARE NOTICING THIS QUICKLY.
THE RAIN IS NOT HEAVY BUT IT’S THE RAIN IS NOT HEAVY BUT IT’S
OUT THERE AND IT WILL BE OUT THERE AND IT WILL BE
WIDESPREAD, AT LEAST FOR THE WIDESPREAD, AT LEAST FOR THE
REST OF THE EVENING HOURS. REST OF THE EVENING HOURS.
WE MAY GET A LITTLE BIT OF A WE MAY GET A LITTLE BIT OF A
BREAK INTO THE OVERNIGHT BUT BREAK INTO THE OVERNIGHT BUT
WILL COME BACK INTO EARLY PARTS WILL COME BACK INTO EARLY PARTS
OF TOMORROW AS WELL. OF TOMORROW AS WELL.
THE ONLY ADVISORIES AND WARNINGS THE ONLY ADVISORIES AND WARNINGS
WE HAVE ARE FOR A LAKESHORE WE HAVE ARE FOR A LAKESHORE
FLOOD ADVISORY. FLOOD ADVISORY.
SANILAC AND ST. CLAIR COUNTY, SANILAC AND ST. CLAIR COUNTY,
THIS IS THE WIND OFF THE LAKE, THIS IS THE WIND OFF THE LAKE,
NOT THE RAIN. NOT THE RAIN.
AS MOST OF THE RAIN IS GOING AS MOST OF THE RAIN IS GOING
SOUTH OF 69, WHICH IS THE SOUTH OF 69, WHICH IS THE
OPPOSITE OF WHERE IT’S BEEN THE OPPOSITE OF WHERE IT’S BEEN THE
LAST 24-36 HOURS. LAST 24-36 HOURS.
RAIN THROUGH THE EVENING. RAIN THROUGH THE EVENING.
TEMPERATURES, IF THEY’RE STILL TEMPERATURES, IF THEY’RE STILL
IN THE 60s, THEY WON’T BE FOR IN THE 60s, THEY WON’T BE FOR
LONG. LONG.
50s FOR JUST ABOUT EVERYBODY 50s FOR JUST ABOUT EVERYBODY
TONIGHT AND WE’LL LOOK AT HOW TONIGHT AND WE’LL LOOK AT HOW
MUCH LONGER THE COOL AIR WILL MUCH LONGER THE COOL AIR WILL
STAY IN PLACE. STAY IN PLACE.
>>Devin: MICHIGAN’S FLAVORED>>Devin: MICHIGAN’S FLAVORED
VAPE BAN IS NOW IN EFFECT AND VAPE BAN IS NOW IN EFFECT AND
MEANS A LOT OF CHANGES FOR MEANS A LOT OF CHANGES FOR
USERS. USERS.
AND PLENTY OF BUSINESSES AROUND AND PLENTY OF BUSINESSES AROUND
THE STATE TOO. THE STATE TOO.
ALL FLAVORED VAPE PRODUCTS HAVE ALL FLAVORED VAPE PRODUCTS HAVE
TO BE OFF THE SHELVES AND THEY TO BE OFF THE SHELVES AND THEY
CAN NO LONGER ADVERTISE THE CAN NO LONGER ADVERTISE THE
PRODUCTS. PRODUCTS.
IF YOUREAK THE LAW, YOU COULD IF YOUREAK THE LAW, YOU COULD
BE SENT TO JAIL, FINED, OR BOTH. BE SENT TO JAIL, FINED, OR BOTH.
>>THEY’RE TARGETED EVERY DAY AT>>THEY’RE TARGETED EVERY DAY AT
THE HIGH SCHOOL, BUBBLE GUM, THE HIGH SCHOOL, BUBBLE GUM,
CHERRY, WHO DO WE THINK THIS IS CHERRY, WHO DO WE THINK THIS IS
MADE FOR? MADE FOR?
IT’S MADE FOR TEENAGERS. IT’S MADE FOR TEENAGERS.
MY DAUGHTERS SEE IT IN THE MY DAUGHTERS SEE IT IN THE
BATHROOM, EVEN IN CLASS, ON THE BATHROOM, EVEN IN CLASS, ON THE
BUSES. BUSES.
SO I CAN’T TELL YOU HOW HAPPY I SO I CAN’T TELL YOU HOW HAPPY I
AM THAT THE GOVERNOR DID THIS. AM THAT THE GOVERNOR DID THIS.
>>Devin: IT WENT INTO EFFECT AT>>Devin: IT WENT INTO EFFECT AT
MIDNIGHT. MIDNIGHT.
THERE’S A LEGAL CHALLENGE, A THERE’S A LEGAL CHALLENGE, A
HEARING ABOUT AN INJUNCTION WILL HEARING ABOUT AN INJUNCTION WILL
CONTINUE IN PETOSKEY, AND THAT CONTINUE IN PETOSKEY, AND THAT
WILL HAPPEN NEXT WEEK. WILL HAPPEN NEXT WEEK.
NEW AT 5:00, WE’LL TAKE A RIDE NEW AT 5:00, WE’LL TAKE A RIDE
WITH LOCAL POLICE AS THEY CHECK WITH LOCAL POLICE AS THEY CHECK
ON LOCAL BUSINESSES DURING THE ON LOCAL BUSINESSES DURING THE
FIRST FULL DAY OF THE BAN. FIRST FULL DAY OF THE BAN.
>>>ON DETROIT’S WEST SIDE, A>>>ON DETROIT’S WEST SIDE, A
MAN IS KILLED OVER WHAT POLICE MAN IS KILLED OVER WHAT POLICE
SAY WAS A SHOOTOUT. SAY WAS A SHOOTOUT.
THE MAN WHO DIED HAS NOT YET THE MAN WHO DIED HAS NOT YET
BEEN PUBLICLY IDENTIFIED BY BEEN PUBLICLY IDENTIFIED BY
POLICE. POLICE.
HE WAS FOUND SHOT TO DEATH IN A HE WAS FOUND SHOT TO DEATH IN A
CAR AT BURRWOOD AND WYOMING. CAR AT BURRWOOD AND WYOMING.
SEVERAL OTHER CARS WERE DAMAGED. SEVERAL OTHER CARS WERE DAMAGED.
NO KNOWN SUSPECTS. NO KNOWN SUSPECTS.
>>>IT’S BEEN QUIET ON THIS 17th>>>IT’S BEEN QUIET ON THIS 17th
DAY OF THE UAW STRIKE AGAINST DAY OF THE UAW STRIKE AGAINST
GENERAL MOTORS. GENERAL MOTORS.
24 HOURS AGO, WE HEARD OF A 24 HOURS AGO, WE HEARD OF A
PROPOSAL AND COUNTER-PROPOSAL PROPOSAL AND COUNTER-PROPOSAL
BETWEEN THE TWO SIDES. BETWEEN THE TWO SIDES.
WE HAVE NOT HEARD GENERAL WE HAVE NOT HEARD GENERAL
MOTORS’S RESPONSE TO THE MOTORS’S RESPONSE TO THE
COUNTER-PROPOSAL FROM THE UNION. COUNTER-PROPOSAL FROM THE UNION.
PAY, HEALTH CARE, AND THE FUTURE PAY, HEALTH CARE, AND THE FUTURE
OF TEMPORARY WORKERS WERE THE OF TEMPORARY WORKERS WERE THE
STICKY POINTS AT THE START OF STICKY POINTS AT THE START OF
THIS AND REMAIN SO TODAY. THIS AND REMAIN SO TODAY.
AT 5:00. AT 5:00.
BUSINESS EDITOR ROD MELONI WILL BUSINESS EDITOR ROD MELONI WILL
EXPLAIN WHY IT COULD BE A WHILE EXPLAIN WHY IT COULD BE A WHILE
BEFORE WE SEE A DEAL. BEFORE WE SEE A DEAL.
>>>NAME-CALLING, THREATS,>>>NAME-CALLING, THREATS,
COUNTER-THREATS, AS CONGRESS COUNTER-THREATS, AS CONGRESS
MOVES FORWARD WITH AN MOVES FORWARD WITH AN
IMPEACHMENT INVESTIGATION. IMPEACHMENT INVESTIGATION.
CONGRESS APPLYING PRESSURE. CONGRESS APPLYING PRESSURE.
WE HAVE A BIG ADMISSION FROM WE HAVE A BIG ADMISSION FROM
SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO. SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO.
KIMBERLY GILL IS IN THE NEWSROOM KIMBERLY GILL IS IN THE NEWSROOM
TO HIGHLIGHT TODAY’S TO HIGHLIGHT TODAY’S
DEVELOPMENTS AND IT’S BEEN A DEVELOPMENTS AND IT’S BEEN A
DRAMATIC DAY. DRAMATIC DAY.
>>Kim: THAT, IT HAS.>>Kim: THAT, IT HAS.
THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN TALKING THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN TALKING
AND TWEETING ABOUT THE AND TWEETING ABOUT THE
INVESTIGATION ALL DAY, CALLING INVESTIGATION ALL DAY, CALLING
KEY DEMOCRATS NAMES AND DENYING KEY DEMOCRATS NAMES AND DENYING
ANY WRONGDOING. ANY WRONGDOING.
THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY IS STILL THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY IS STILL
MOVING FULL SPEED AHEAD. MOVING FULL SPEED AHEAD.
LET’S START WITH SECRETARY OF LET’S START WITH SECRETARY OF
STATE MIKE POMPEO. STATE MIKE POMPEO.
TODAY IN ROAM, HE CONFIRMED HE TODAY IN ROAM, HE CONFIRMED HE
WAS ON THE PHONE CALL WITH WAS ON THE PHONE CALL WITH
UKRAINE’S PRESIDENT. UKRAINE’S PRESIDENT.
IT WAS CONSISTENT WITH AMERICAN IT WAS CONSISTENT WITH AMERICAN
POLICY TOWARD UKRAINE. POLICY TOWARD UKRAINE.
POMPEO IS RESISTING EFFORTS TO POMPEO IS RESISTING EFFORTS TO
GET CURRENT AND FORMER STATE GET CURRENT AND FORMER STATE
DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS TO TESTIFY. DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS TO TESTIFY.
DEMOCRATS ARE WARNING POMPEO DEMOCRATS ARE WARNING POMPEO
THAT COULD BE SEEN AS THAT COULD BE SEEN AS
OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE SINCE HE OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE SINCE HE
WAS A PART OF THAT PHONE CALL. WAS A PART OF THAT PHONE CALL.
THE PRESIDENT CONTINUES HIS THE PRESIDENT CONTINUES HIS
ATTACKS ON WHISTLE-BLOWER AND ATTACKS ON WHISTLE-BLOWER AND
OTHERS CONNECTED TO THAT REPORT. OTHERS CONNECTED TO THAT REPORT.
DEMOCRATS ACCUSE THE PRESIDENT DEMOCRATS ACCUSE THE PRESIDENT
OF INCITING VIOLENCE. OF INCITING VIOLENCE.
>>THE PRESIDENT WANTS TO MAKE>>THE PRESIDENT WANTS TO MAKE
IT ALL ABOUT THE WHISTLE-BLOWER IT ALL ABOUT THE WHISTLE-BLOWER
AND SUGGEST PEOPLE THAT COME AND SUGGEST PEOPLE THAT COME
FORWARD WITH EVIDENCE OF HIS FORWARD WITH EVIDENCE OF HIS
WRONGDOING ARE SOMEHOW WRONGDOING ARE SOMEHOW
TREASONOUS AND SHOULD BE TREATED TREASONOUS AND SHOULD BE TREATED
AS TRAITORS AND SPIES. AS TRAITORS AND SPIES.
THIS IS A BLATANT EFFORT TO THIS IS A BLATANT EFFORT TO
INTIMIDATE WITNESSES. INTIMIDATE WITNESSES.
>>HE WROTE A VICIOUS>>HE WROTE A VICIOUS
CONVERSATION. CONVERSATION.
IN OTHER WORDS, HE GOT IT IN OTHER WORDS, HE GOT IT
TOTALLY WRONG, MADE IT UP, ON TOTALLY WRONG, MADE IT UP, ON
THE PERSON GIVING THE THE PERSON GIVING THE
INFORMATION TO THE INFORMATION TO THE
WHISTLE-BLOWER IS DISHONEST. WHISTLE-BLOWER IS DISHONEST.
AND THIS COUNTRY HAS TO FIND OUT AND THIS COUNTRY HAS TO FIND OUT
WHO THAT PERSON IS BECAUSE THAT WHO THAT PERSON IS BECAUSE THAT
PERSON IS A SPY, IN MY OPINION. PERSON IS A SPY, IN MY OPINION.
>>Kim: THE PRESIDENT WRAPPED UP>>Kim: THE PRESIDENT WRAPPED UP
A NEWS CONFERENCE AND REFUSED TO A NEWS CONFERENCE AND REFUSED TO
SAY IF HE’LL COOPERATE WITH THE SAY IF HE’LL COOPERATE WITH THE
NEW SUBPOENAS FROM CONGRESS. NEW SUBPOENAS FROM CONGRESS.
HE DID NOT SAY WHAT HE WANTED HE DID NOT SAY WHAT HE WANTED
REGARDING BIDEN IN THE PHONE REGARDING BIDEN IN THE PHONE
CALL. CALL.
MORE AT 5:00. MORE AT 5:00.
SEE YOU THEN. SEE YOU THEN.
>>Devin: IT HAS BEEN TENSE.>>Devin: IT HAS BEEN TENSE.
OKAY, KG, SEE YOU AT 5:00. OKAY, KG, SEE YOU AT 5:00.
>>>DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE BERNIE>>>DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE BERNIE
SANDERS IS RECOVERING AFTER A SANDERS IS RECOVERING AFTER A
HEART PROCEDURE. HEART PROCEDURE.
HE HAD TWO STENTS PUT IN. HE HAD TWO STENTS PUT IN.
HE’LL TAKE TIME OFF UNTIL HE’LL TAKE TIME OFF UNTIL
FURTHER NOTICE. FURTHER NOTICE.
>>>”FIRST AT 4,” OTHER BIG>>>”FIRST AT 4,” OTHER BIG
STORIES FROM ACROSS AMERICA. STORIES FROM ACROSS AMERICA.
A SENTENCING HEARING CONTINUES A SENTENCING HEARING CONTINUES
FOR THE FORMER DALLAS POLICE FOR THE FORMER DALLAS POLICE
OFFICER CONVICTED OF MURDER. OFFICER CONVICTED OF MURDER.
YESTERDAY, THE FAMILY OF THE YESTERDAY, THE FAMILY OF THE
VICTIM STARTED DISCUSSING THEIR VICTIM STARTED DISCUSSING THEIR
LOSS AND WHAT IT’S MEANT TO LOSS AND WHAT IT’S MEANT TO
THEM. THEM.
TODAY, THE JURY HEARD FROM AMBER TODAY, THE JURY HEARD FROM AMBER
GUYGER’S MOTHER AND HEARD ABOUT GUYGER’S MOTHER AND HEARD ABOUT
HER STRUGGLES IN HER CHILDHOOD HER STRUGGLES IN HER CHILDHOOD
AND HER REGRET OVER THE AND HER REGRET OVER THE
SHOOTING. SHOOTING.
SHE FACES 5-99 YEARS IN PRISON. SHE FACES 5-99 YEARS IN PRISON.
THAT’S A REALLY WIDE SPAN. THAT’S A REALLY WIDE SPAN.
AS SOON AS THERE’S A DECISION, AS SOON AS THERE’S A DECISION,
WE WILL BRING IT TO YOU. WE WILL BRING IT TO YOU.
>>>IN KENTUCKY, A MASSIVE BARGE>>>IN KENTUCKY, A MASSIVE BARGE
CRASHES INTO A YACHT CLUB, CRASHES INTO A YACHT CLUB,
SENDING A RESTAURANT AND SEVERAL SENDING A RESTAURANT AND SEVERAL
BOATS DOWN THE OHIO RIVER. BOATS DOWN THE OHIO RIVER.
IT HAPPENED EARLY THIS MORNING IT HAPPENED EARLY THIS MORNING
NEAR CINCINNATI. NEAR CINCINNATI.
SOME OF THE BOATS SANK TO THE SOME OF THE BOATS SANK TO THE
BOTTOM OF THE RIVER BUT BOTTOM OF THE RIVER BUT
AMAZINGLY AND VERY FORTUNATELY, AMAZINGLY AND VERY FORTUNATELY,
NO ONE WAS HURT. NO ONE WAS HURT.
>>>GOVERNOR WHITMER IS HOPING>>>GOVERNOR WHITMER IS HOPING
HER LONG LIST OF LINE-ITEM HER LONG LIST OF LINE-ITEM
VETOES WILL LEAD TO NEW VETOES WILL LEAD TO NEW
NEGOTIATIONS ON FIXING A STATE NEGOTIATIONS ON FIXING A STATE
BUDGET SHE DIDN’T CARE FOR. BUDGET SHE DIDN’T CARE FOR.
TODAY, WE’LL GET A CLOSER LOOK TODAY, WE’LL GET A CLOSER LOOK
AT THE PEOPLE AND PROGRAMS THAT AT THE PEOPLE AND PROGRAMS THAT
HAVE BEEN CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE. HAVE BEEN CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE.
SHE CUT $35 MILLION IN ALLOWANCE SHE CUT $35 MILLION IN ALLOWANCE
FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS. FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS.
MONEY FOR PREGNANT COLLEGE MONEY FOR PREGNANT COLLEGE
STUDENTS. STUDENTS.
AND $1.47 MILLION EARMARKED FOR AND $1.47 MILLION EARMARKED FOR
AUTISM PROGRAMS. AUTISM PROGRAMS.
PAULA TUTMAN HAS THAT PART OF PAULA TUTMAN HAS THAT PART OF
THE STORY AND WHAT HAPPENS NEXT. THE STORY AND WHAT HAPPENS NEXT.
>>Paula: THIS IS AN EARLY>>Paula: THIS IS AN EARLY
INTERVENTION CLASS. INTERVENTION CLASS.
THESE KIDS ARE GETTING THESE KIDS ARE GETTING
FACE-TO-FACE CONTACT. FACE-TO-FACE CONTACT.
HAD IT NOT BEEN FOR THE AUTISM HAD IT NOT BEEN FOR THE AUTISM
ALLIANCE OF MICHIGAN, SHE MAY ALLIANCE OF MICHIGAN, SHE MAY
NOT HAVE EVER FOUND HER WAY TO NOT HAVE EVER FOUND HER WAY TO
THE JUDSON CENTER. THE JUDSON CENTER.
HER SON WAS AGING OUT OF ONE HER SON WAS AGING OUT OF ONE
PROGRAM, SHE MADE TOO MUCH MONEY PROGRAM, SHE MADE TOO MUCH MONEY
FOR ANOTHER RESOURCE AND NOT FOR ANOTHER RESOURCE AND NOT
ENOUGH FOR OTHERS AND HAD NO ENOUGH FOR OTHERS AND HAD NO
IDEA WHERE TO TURN FOR NEARLY A IDEA WHERE TO TURN FOR NEARLY A
MONTH. MONTH.
AND JEREMIAH SUFFERED. AND JEREMIAH SUFFERED.
>>HE REGRESSED.>>HE REGRESSED.
SO HE IS BACK TO THE AGGRESSIVE SO HE IS BACK TO THE AGGRESSIVE
BEHAVIORS, HITTING, BITING, BEHAVIORS, HITTING, BITING,
THROWING THINGS, BREAKING THROWING THINGS, BREAKING
THINGS. THINGS.
>>Paula: THROUGH THE NAVIGATION>>Paula: THROUGH THE NAVIGATION
OF THE ALLIANCE, SHE, LIKE 6500 OF THE ALLIANCE, SHE, LIKE 6500
OTHER FAMILIES ACROSS THE STATE OTHER FAMILIES ACROSS THE STATE
OF MICHIGAN, HAVE HELP TO FIND OF MICHIGAN, HAVE HELP TO FIND
SERVICES AND RESOURCES. SERVICES AND RESOURCES.
>>NAVIGATORS IS WHY WE WERE>>NAVIGATORS IS WHY WE WERE
CREATED, AS FAMILIES LOOK FOR CREATED, AS FAMILIES LOOK FOR
WHAT THEY NEED DEALING WITH A WHAT THEY NEED DEALING WITH A
DIFFICULT DIAGNOSIS. DIFFICULT DIAGNOSIS.
>>Paula: BUT TODAY, THE>>Paula: BUT TODAY, THE
ALLIANCE, LIKE OTHER ALLIANCE, LIKE OTHER
ORGANIZATIONS ARE CAUGHT IN THE ORGANIZATIONS ARE CAUGHT IN THE
RED ZONE BY WHAT THEY BELIEVE RED ZONE BY WHAT THEY BELIEVE
AMOUNTS TO POLITICAL FOOTBALL AS AMOUNTS TO POLITICAL FOOTBALL AS
GOVERNOR WHITMER CUT NEARLY A GOVERNOR WHITMER CUT NEARLY A
BILLION DOLLARS IN 147 LINE-ITEM BILLION DOLLARS IN 147 LINE-ITEM
VETOES TO STAVE OFF A GOVERNMENT VETOES TO STAVE OFF A GOVERNMENT
SHUTDOWN. SHUTDOWN.
>>IT’S A LOT OF MONEY VETOED>>IT’S A LOT OF MONEY VETOED
OUT AND NOWS TIME TO GET OUT AND NOWS TIME TO GET
BACK TO THE TABLE AND NEGOTIATE. BACK TO THE TABLE AND NEGOTIATE.
>>Paula: THE ONE RED LINE IS>>Paula: THE ONE RED LINE IS
MORE THAN A THIRD OF THEIR MORE THAN A THIRD OF THEIR
YEARLY BUDGET, AND IT’S DUE AT YEARLY BUDGET, AND IT’S DUE AT
THE END OF THE MONTH. THE END OF THE MONTH.
>>I WOULD LIKE TO THINK THAT>>I WOULD LIKE TO THINK THAT
INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISM AND INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISM AND
THEIR FAMILIES ARE NOT A THEIR FAMILIES ARE NOT A
NEGOTIATING CHIP. NEGOTIATING CHIP.
>>IT’S RIDICULOUS!>>IT’S RIDICULOUS!
THERE’S NO WAY THESE KIDS CAN THERE’S NO WAY THESE KIDS CAN
MEET THEIR MILESTONES OR MEET THEIR MILESTONES OR
PROGRESS WITHOUT SERVICES. PROGRESS WITHOUT SERVICES.
>>Paula: THERE’S A CHANCE IT>>Paula: THERE’S A CHANCE IT
CAN BE REALLOCATED FROM ANOTHER CAN BE REALLOCATED FROM ANOTHER
POT. POT.
THURSDAY, THEY WILL MEET BEHIND THURSDAY, THEY WILL MEET BEHIND
CLOSED DOORS TO NEGOTIATE CLOSED DOORS TO NEGOTIATE
SUPPLEMENTS. SUPPLEMENTS.
THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE SAID IT’S THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE SAID IT’S
CRITICAL THEY MEET WITH THE CRITICAL THEY MEET WITH THE
WILLINGNESS TO PROVIDE FOR THE WILLINGNESS TO PROVIDE FOR THE
PEOPLE. PEOPLE.
>>THE DHHS BUDGET HAS CUTS THAT>>THE DHHS BUDGET HAS CUTS THAT
ARE UNLIVABLE AND CREATE ARE UNLIVABLE AND CREATE
PROBLEMS FOR PUBLIC SAFETY AND PROBLEMS FOR PUBLIC SAFETY AND
HEALTH. HEALTH.
SO THE GOVERNOR NEEDS TO GET SO THE GOVERNOR NEEDS TO GET
THOSE FIXED AND SHE IS WILLING THOSE FIXED AND SHE IS WILLING
TO TALK ABOUT WHAT THE TO TALK ABOUT WHAT THE
REPUBLICANS WOULD LIKE TO SEE REPUBLICANS WOULD LIKE TO SEE
FIXED, AS WELL. FIXED, AS WELL.
>>Paula: SO THAT MEETING>>Paula: SO THAT MEETING
TOMORROW REALLY IS KEY AND TOMORROW REALLY IS KEY AND
THERE’S BEEN SOME CHATTER THAT THERE’S BEEN SOME CHATTER THAT
REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP ISN’T REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP ISN’T
INTERESTED IN SUPPLEMENTING THE INTERESTED IN SUPPLEMENTING THE
BUDGET. BUDGET.
THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE SAID THEY THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE SAID THEY
FEEL LIKE THERE IS A SHIFT AND FEEL LIKE THERE IS A SHIFT AND
REPUBLICANS ARE WILLING TO COME REPUBLICANS ARE WILLING TO COME
TO THE TABLE. TO THE TABLE.
I’VE BEEN PLAYING TELEPHONE TAG I’VE BEEN PLAYING TELEPHONE TAG
WITH SHIRKEY’S OFFICE ALL WITH SHIRKEY’S OFFICE ALL
AFTERNOON. AFTERNOON.
AS SOON AS I GET A STATEMENT AS SOON AS I GET A STATEMENT
FROM THEM, WE’LL PUT IT ON OUR FROM THEM, WE’LL PUT IT ON OUR
SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM SO YOU SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM SO YOU
UNDERSTAND WHERE THEY’RE COMING UNDERSTAND WHERE THEY’RE COMING
FROM. FROM.
>>Devin: REALLY HIGH STAKES>>Devin: REALLY HIGH STAKES
STRATEGY BY THE GOVERNOR. STRATEGY BY THE GOVERNOR.
WE’LL SEE HOW IT PLAYS OUT. WE’LL SEE HOW IT PLAYS OUT.
>>>AND A DATA BREACH FOR THOSE>>>AND A DATA BREACH FOR THOSE
WHO PLAY WORDS WITH FRIENDS. WHO PLAY WORDS WITH FRIENDS.
THAT WOULD BE ME. THAT WOULD BE ME.
WOULD IT BE YOU? WOULD IT BE YOU?
>>>MUCH OF THE COUNTRY IS BEING>>>MUCH OF THE COUNTRY IS BEING
SMOTHERED BY HIGH TEMPERATURES. SMOTHERED BY HIGH TEMPERATURES.
BUT FIRST, HERE’S DR. McGEORGE. BUT FIRST, HERE’S DR. McGEORGE.
>>Dr. McGeorge: WE HAVE THE>>Dr. McGeorge: WE HAVE THE
STORY OF ONE WOMAN TRYING TO STORY OF ONE WOMAN TRYING TO
RECLAIM HER LIFE AFTER BREAST RECLAIM HER LIFE AFTER BREAST
CANCER. CANCER.
WHY SHE WENT THROUGH 11 1/2 WHY SHE WENT THROUGH 11 1/2
HOURS OF SURGERY AND 6 WEEKS OF HOURS OF SURGERY AND 6 WEEKS OF
RECOVERY. RECOVERY.
WHAT SHE WANTED TO REGAIN AND WHAT SHE WANTED TO REGAIN AND
HOW DOCTORS DID IT. HOW DOCTORS DID IT.
HER STORY NEXT.

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