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Teens, Taxes and Bringing Jobs Back to Michigan
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Scott examines the state’s laws regarding teens and sex with Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Lora Weingarden, and finds out how Gubernatorial candidate Peter Hoekstra plans on bringing jobs back to the state. Plus, the Kwame saga comes to an end, and Attorney Joe Rogowski helps you with your property taxes.
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Weinberg on the Law: The Kwame Finale
Scott looks at what was hopefully the end of the Kwame Kilpatrick saga, with audio from the courtroom and thoughts on the sentencing.
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Weinberg on the Law: Congressman Peter Hoekstra
Gubernatorial candidate Peter Hoekstra shares his opinions on what’s happening in Lansing, and talks about how he plans to bring jobs to the state, and to keep the young job seeker here.
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Weinberg on the Law: The Age of Consent
Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Lora Weingarden talks about the state laws regarding kids having sex, and how their office approaches these “Romeo and Juliet” cases. They also discuss the sex offender list, and who should and shouldn’t be on it.
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Weinberg on the Law: This Week in the Courts
Scott shares his opinions on the Francis Dingle DUI case, and about the state’s teen sex laws.
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Weinberg on the Law: Attorney Joe Rogowski
What do you do when your house goes down in value by 30% or more, and our cities want to gouge us for more taxes? Joe Rogowski tells us the steps you can take to make sure your taxes are assessed fairly, starting with the appeals process.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Pete Hoekstra
As one of the few former Fortune 500 business executives in Congress, Congressman Pete Hoekstra brings a unique blend of experience and perspective as he represents Michigan’s Second Congressional District in Washington. Pete was originally sworn in to the 103rd Congress in 1993. He then served a key role in the development of the Contract with America, which was instrumental in gaining a Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years.

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Joe Rogowski
Mr. Rogowski is an AV-rated attorney and joined Dave Berry and Ron Reynolds in 2004 in the practice of eminent domain, property tax appeals, commercial litigation, real property litigation, and land use law. Mr. Rogowski represented the property owner in the recent Michigan Supreme Court case Alibri v Detroit Wayne County Stadium Authority, which established significant safeguards for property owners threatened by eminent domain. Mr. Rogowski is the current Chair of the Real Estate Section of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association. Mr. Rogowski was President of the Barristers of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association in 2003-2004, was a memberof the 2004 and 2006 DMBA Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee, and held the position of Barrister in the Oakland County Inn of Court. Mr. Rogowski holds memberships in the Oakland County, Detroit Metropolitan, Michigan, and American Bar Associations. He is a 1990 graduate of Albion College (BA in History), where he was a member of the Mortar Board and the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Public Service. Mr. Rogowski is a graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law (JD, cum laude), where he was a member of the Justice Frank Murphy Honor Society, the Moot Court Board of Directors, and the American Inns of Court.

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