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New Michigan legilative session begins

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State lawmakers are getting to work as Michigan’s 100th legislative session begins today.

State Senator Stephanie Chang was the first to take her oath of office, kicking off a day long on ceremony and short on conflict.  

But conflict could define this legislative session.

Republicans held onto slim majorities in the state House and Senate in November’s elections.  But Democrat Gretchen Whitmer sits in the governor’s chair.

Their varying legislative priorities are expected to produce more policy fights over the next few years.