Mikenzie Frost Biography
Mikenzie Frost is an American journalist who joined the NewsChannel 3 team in July 2018 and covers all things politics and public policy in Michigan’s capital city of Lansing.
Mikenzie Frost Age
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Mikenzie Frost Early Life
A native Michigander, Mikenzie grew up in Metro Detroit and became an “honorary Yooper” when she attended Northern Michigan University and studied multimedia journalism. Upon graduation in 2015, she moved to Montana and was a reporter for KTVH in Helena. Shortly after, Mikenzie was promoted to the main evening anchor, delivering the news at 5, 6 and 10 p.m.
Mikenzie Frost Career
During her time in Montana, Mikenzie was able to tell a variety of stories ranging from breaking news coverage of an earthquake to historic snow levels that trapped entire communities for weeks, to high school graduation requirements that weren’t preparing students for their future.
Mikenzie Frost Award
The Montana Broadcasters Association honored Mikenzie with the “Best NonCommercial Program of the Year” in 2018 for a 30-minute special she solo wrote, shot and produced about the charm and challenges of rural education across Montana. In 2017, Mikenzie won second place in the Montana Broadcasting Association’s Best News Writing category for a piece she wrote about a 30-year-cold case.
Mikenzie Frost Facts
In her free time, you can find Mikenzie hiking, camping or exploring somewhere new. She’s very excited to be back in her home state, telling stories that matter most to the community. If you see her around, be sure to say hi and tell her your favorite spot to explore.
Mikenzie Frost Checklist Of Things To Iron Out In Lansing En Route To Finishing Budget
Article by Mikenzie Frost;
1. Fixing the Roads
“Fixing the damn roads.” We didn’t get to where we are now in the budget proposal without talking about roads. Whitmer ran on the promising of fixing Michigan’s crumbling infrastructure and rolled out a 45-cent gas tax increase proposal. It was a tough pill to swallow, and in fact, it hasn’t been done yet.
The 45-cent gas tax hike would generate about $2 billion for roads, a number several industry experts said is the target to get Michigan’s roads and bridges up to par. House Speaker Lee Chatfield said early in the budget negotiation process that the proposal was a nonstarter.
The House’s plan counts on taking the sales tax dollars, about $542.5 million next year and put it toward roads. Doing so, however, would require a change in the law to allow the sales tax to be shifted to roads.
Despite that plan passing the House, Democrats in the chamber released their own road funding plan – notably not introducing legislation for the 45-cent gas tax hike. The plan called for a corporate income tax increase and more taxes and tolls for heavy trucks on Michigan roads.
5. Trimming State Agency Budgets?
The House and Senate plan called for a cut to most state agencies across the board. Most the trimming takes aim at IT programs in state government. The Senate-approved plan also called for a decrease in the Secretary of State’s budget by way of funding the voter-approved Citizen Redistricting Commission to draw new political maps.
The Senate budget bill included $4.6 million for the new commission. That money would come from a 32% cut in Benson’s budget; the total agency budget in the Senate plan is about $4.8 million under what Whitmer proposed.
Mikenzie Frost Attorney: Buyer Beware When It Comes Time To Pick Personal Injury Protection Coverage
Article by Mikenzie Frost;
Michigan’s historically high auto insurance prices are expected to fall after a systemic reform bill was signed into law in late May, but a personal injury attorney is warning consumers not to get caught up in the initial idea of saving a few hundred dollars up front.
Lawmakers in Lansing worked through the night several times in late spring and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer brokered a deal with Republican leadership in the legislature to provide Michigan motorists with a menu of options for personal injury protection, or PIP, coverage.
Under the new law, which takes full effect on July 1, 2020, drivers can choose the level of Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage they want to carry: keep the unlimited coverage, pick a $500,000 option, a $250,000 choice and a $50,000 option only for people on Medicaid whose family members also have health insurance.
“To some degree, I guess it’s a crapshoot,” Richard Migala, a personal injury attorney, said. “How is a consumer going to know whether the one limited case where they can get $50,000 of medical coverage versus $250,000 versus $500,000 versus our current system of unlimited medical coverage for the rest of their life?”
Migala said consumers need to start educating themselves now before it comes time to pick the new plan that fits best for them. When the legislation came out, it was more than 300 pages. Migala said he read through it, page by page, and it was complicated.
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