(FOX 2) - The new attorney general Dana Nessel has taken this state by storm, tackling everything within her legal grasp.
In fact, since the first of the year, the Off the Record panel was asked who has made more news than anybody else -- they decided on Nessel unanimously.
Nessel has tackled a host of issues. She scrubbed the Bill Schuette probe into the Flint water crisis and is starting over. She remains on a crusade to shut off the Line 5 oil pipeline. She's gone toe-to-toe with the former interim MSU President John Engler over his failure to be interviewed in the Larry Nassar case. She's gone after Catholic clergy who allegedly sexual abuse children. The list goes on and on with no end in sight.
"I'm sort of plugged in 24 hours a day," she said, admitting she works at least 80 hours a week.
Nessel reports her office is handling 3,800 legal cases and while she can't read all of them, she is definitely hands-on in many of them, making sure her strategy input is heard. She reports she is tethered to her electronic devices much like the young people of today.
Former Attorney General Frank Kelley has privately advised her that she should move to Lansing but with two young sons and her spouse she prefers to live in Plymouth.
"I have children that are still in school who I actually still enjoy seeing," she said.
But going 100 miles an hour everyday, will she get burned out?
"Not so far. I worked really hard to get this job and really feel as if the work we're doing is having an impact and I want to use every single day I'm in office to do as much good as I can for the most people," she said.