GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — With the election over, attention now turns to the remaining weeks of legislative session with the current legislature and governor.
Legislators are also looking ahead to a new administration and reconfigured House of Representatives and Senate.
Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof talked with 24 Hour News Eight Political Reporter Rick Albin about the developments in Lansing, including that for the first time in 16 years, someone with legislative experience will be in the governor's office.
"I think that gives her a significant leg up in terms of knowledge. Again, it doesn't mean they're going to agree, but I think even more importantly in that she knows what not to do because she's already seen the stuff that doesn't work,” Meekhof said. “So, I give her high marks on that. I think she will be very knowledgeable and will do a good job."
As for the upcoming lame duck session Meekhof, says it will be active and will likely run the entire four weeks left scheduled in the Senate.