Continuing Coverage: 2019 Mackinac Policy Conference On Mackinac Island

May 30, 2019 - 3:31 pm

MACKINAC ISLAND (WWJ) - More than 1,000 business, political and civil leaders are gathered on Mackinac Island for an annual policy conference hosted by the Detroit Regional Chamber.

The four-day Mackinac Policy Conference officially opened just before noon on Wednesday, with Governor Gretchen Whitmer on stage announcing a new program to drive innovation in new transportation technologies, also pushing her 45-cents a gallon gas tax increase.

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While roads continue to be a main topic at the conference, along with schools and education, the biggest moment came Thursday morning, when Gov. Whitmer signed a bill to reform Michigan’s auto insurance system, guaranteeing lower rates for every Michigan driver. ((READ MORE))

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Roberta Jasina, Tom Jordan and Charlie Langton will broadcast and report LIVE from Mackinac Island on Friday, May 31, 5 a.m. -10 a.m.