Voters said no Tuesday to Proposal One by a margin of almost four-to-one. But, as unhappy as people were with the ballot question, they’re still unhappy with the state of Michigan’s roads. So Governor Rick Snyder and lawmakers say they’ll go back to work on finding money for roads – and they will heed the lessons of Proposal One. Continue reading →
Since January, Governor Rick Snyder has been traveling the state with his rock collection – more accurately, hunks of concrete, asphalt, and brick from crumbling roads and bridges.
“This is a piece of Michigan road,” he says he holds up a chunk of concrete twice as big as his fist. “This is the kind of thing that can fall on your vehicle or go through your windshield. That’s scary folks.” Continue reading →
It appears Michigan Republicans can look forward to a March 8th presidential primary next year. Legislation to set that as the primary date is on its way to Governor Rick Snyder after it got final approval by the state Senate. Continue reading →
Democratic state lawmakers are again hoping to allow no-reason absentee voting in Michigan.
Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson has said recently that more people who have died or moved out of state must be removed from the state’s voter registration database before lawmakers will agree to stop putting conditions on who can vote absentee. Continue reading →
Governor Rick Snyder says he’s not paying attention to early polls that show the road funding proposal on the May ballot is in trouble. The proposal would raise the state sales tax to 7 percent as part of a complicated plan to fund road repairs without taking money from schools or local governments. Continue reading →
The November election results are now official. The Michigan Board of State Canvassers certified the returns today. But there is at least one re-count pending in a state Senate race out of Kalamazoo County where Democrat Sean McCann lost to Republican Margaret O’Brien. Continue reading →
Congressman Gary Peters speaks with reporters at a restaurant in Rochester a day after Michigan voters elected him to the U.S. Senate.
Democrat Gary Peters is optimistic he will be able to work with Senate Republicans to pass measures he has championed as a candidate. That’s despite the fact that he will be entering the U.S. Senate in the minority party after Republicans seized control in Tuesday’s election. Continue reading →