A2: Mackinac Conference

The Detroit News reports on the dust-up from comments by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, who objected to adding Washtenaw County to a panel of southeast Michigan government leaders at this week’s Mackinac Policy Conference. Conan Smith, chair of the Washtenaw County board of commissioners, will be joining Patterson, Detroit mayor David Bing and leaders from Macomb and Wayne counties in a June 3 panel titled ”Strengthening Southeast Michigan Through Collaboration.” [Source] A Michigan Live post also looks at Patterson’s recent comments. [Source]