New Episode of Senator Colbeck’s “Lansing from a New Perspective” Airing Now

(Lansing, MI) – Local cable stations are now airing May’s episode of Lansing from a New Perspective, moderated by Senator Patrick Colbeck (R-Canton).  This month’s guests are Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, Director of the Michigan State Police and John Collins, Director of the Michigan State Police Forensic Science Division.

The show touches on the new regional policing plan, the effort to avoid trooper lay-offs and the proposed Detroit crime lab. All three of these issues are addressed in the proposed new budget structure developed by Senator Colbeck in conjunction with Col. Etue and her staff.

“This episode highlights the important work of the Michigan State Police (MSP) both in the field and in the crime lab,” Colbeck said. “This year I worked with Col. Etue and her staff to create a new budget structure that emphasizes service level expectations and allows the MSP to more effectively and efficiently allocate resources to provide these services. The budget allows the Department to shift funds where they are needed to improve services, provides incentives for finding efficiencies and is a major step forward in transparency in government operations.

“We also answer the question, ‘How close is the crime show CSI to real life?” Colbeck said.

The show is scheduled to run on the Comcast cable system on Tuesdays at 7 p.m.; on Channel 12 of Van Buren Township’s cable system VBTV on Mondays and Thursdays at 2 p.m. and 11 p.m.; and Sumpter Township’s Community Access Channel, Channel 12, at various times daily.

Senator Colbeck can be reached through the web at, by email at, on Facebook at Senator Patrick Colbeck or by calling his office at 517-373-7350 or toll-free at (866) 262-7307.

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