With the president-elect promising to work with Democrats, Michigan lawmakers returned to Lansing Thursday with the governor making the same pledge to GOP leaders.
Even though Democrats picked up five seats in the Michigan House, Republicans still control both chambers. The likely replacement for term-limited Speaker Rick Johnson says he will compromise with the governor, but Rep. Greg DeRoche notes that his party and the governor do have some philosophical differences.
Meanwhile, Lansing Democrat Dianne Byrum says she will not try to get even with the GOP for its 11th hour campaign to unseat her. She says the move actually backfired as it helped her raise more contributions during the dying days of the campaign.