Author Archives: Jake Neher

8th Congressional District Highlights GOP Concerns about Trump

trumpIf you’re looking for a place that illustrates the possible results of the so-called Trump Effect… look no further than Michigan’s Eight Congressional District. It stretches from Rochester Hills in Northern Oakland County… across Livingston County… and all the way through Ingham County to Lansing. Freshman Congressman Mike Bishop was expected to win a second term fairly easily in a solidly Republican district. But now… that’s not a given.
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Top Democrat in state Senate, a Flint resident, says he’ll sign Snyder recall petition

State Sen. Jim Ananich (D-Flint) in 2014.

State Sen. Jim Ananich (D-Flint) in 2014.

The top Democrat in the state Senate says he’ll sign a petition to recall Gov. Rick Snyder if given the opportunity.

State Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich is from Flint. He’s angered by the governor’s testimony in front of a congressional committee looking into the city’s water crisis.
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DPS might not be able to pay employees after April 8, Rhodes tells lawmakers

Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Steven Rhodes and Interim Superintendent Alycia Meriweather speak with reporters after a state House hearing in Lansing on Wednesday.

Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Steven Rhodes and Interim Superintendent Alycia Meriweather speak with reporters after a state House hearing in Lansing on Wednesday.

The state’s largest school district will likely not be able to make payroll after April 8.
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Whiteford, Howell, and LeGrand win open seats in the state Legislature

Capital_Building_Lansing (1)The Michigan Legislature has three new members after special elections on Tuesday.

Republicans Gary Howell and Mary Whiteford won seats that formerly belonged to Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat. Those two lost their seats last year after a sex-and-cover-up scandal that has since resulted in criminal charges. Continue reading