Author Archives: Jake Neher

Seniors could play an especially important role in upcoming election

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Michiganders age 50 and over are expected to represent well over half of the voters that show up to the polls on November Fourth. That’s pretty typical of a non-presidential election, but seniors and retirees are playing an especially important role in this year’s election.
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Bill Clinton stumps for Michigan Democratic ticket in Flint

Former President Bill Clinton was met with loud applause from a crowd of Democrats in Flint on Wednesday. He was joined on stage by Democratic nominee for governor Mark Schauer (left), Congressman Dan Kildee (Center), candidate for 95th state House district Vanessa Guerra (right), and nominee for U.S. Senate Gary Peters (not pictured).

Former President Bill Clinton was met with loud applause from a crowd of Democrats in Flint on Wednesday. He was joined on stage by Democratic nominee for governor Mark Schauer (left), Congressman Dan Kildee (Center), candidate for 95th state House district Vanessa Guerra (right), and nominee for U.S. Senate Gary Peters (not pictured).

Another Clinton was in Michigan on Wednesday urging Democrats to show up to the polls on November 4th. Last week it was former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. This time it was her husband rallying Democrats to try to get out the vote.
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Hillary Clinton energizes Democrats during Michigan visit

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton rallied thousands of Democrats in Michigan Thursday at Oakland University in Rochester.

Clinton was in the state to campaign for candidate for governor Mark Schauer and candidate for U.S. Senate Gary Peters. She aimed to link the two to what she characterized as Michigan’s tradition of hard work.

“If you look throughout American history, no place embodies the dignity of work more than Michigan,” said Clinton.

The former first lady said Republicans in Lansing and Washington have slowed down job creation and economic growth, and that it is time for a change.

“When, despite all the progress we’ve made, too many people in Michigan are still looking for work it is time to elect leaders who know how to create jobs and deliver results.”

Clinton is the most recent potential presidential candidate to visit Michigan in the last month. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush made campaign stops across the state earlier this week for Governor Rick Snyder and U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land.

State launches effort to reduce trauma for infants in foster care

_ICT1041-01State officials say too many infants experience psychological trauma when they are removed from their homes and put into foster care. The Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS) hopes to change that with a new set of policies.
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State’s top education official will not weigh in on education funding issue

State Superintendent Mike Flanagan speaks with reporters during Tuesday’s State Board of Education meeting in Lansing.

State Superintendent Mike Flanagan speaks with reporters during Tuesday’s State Board of Education meeting in Lansing.

The state superintendent of schools is refusing to weigh in on the debate over school funding ahead of the November election. That issue has been a central talking point in the governor’s race.

Gov. Rick Snyder says he has increased education funding every year he has been in office. He includes money that went to shore up teacher pension funds. Democratic nominee Mark Schauer says Snyder has cut funding by about $1 billion. Read more

Schauer rallies seniors on heels of gubernatorial town hall

“Democratic nominee for governor Mark Schauer speaks in front of a group of retirees Monday at a local UAW center in Warren.”

“Democratic nominee for governor Mark Schauer speaks in front of a group of retirees Monday at a local UAW center in Warren.”

Democratic nominee for governor Mark Schauer rallied retirees a day after his first, and probably only, public joint appearance with Gov. Rick Snyder. He blasted Snyder’s decision to end income tax exemptions for pension income.

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