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.
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.
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
Michigan teens would be able to pre-register to vote under a proposal in Lansing.
The Republican trying to overhaul Michigan’s Electoral College votes for president says he still hopes his bill will pass this month.
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
A state board meets today (Mon.) to officially certify the results of the November fourth elections.
A plan to change the way Michigan awards its electoral votes for president got largely panned at a state House hearing on Monday.
A state House panel is scheduled to meet Monday to consider changing the way Michigan awards its Electoral College votes for president.
Republicans in the state House and Senate have chosen new legislative leaders to take the reins in January.
GOP representatives introduced the new state House speaker with loud cheers on Thursday.
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.
Republican State Sen. John Moolenaar will replace retiring GOP Congressman Dave Camp in the U.S. House, when the new congress convenes in January.
Voters across Michigan rejected two wolf hunting proposals Tuesday night. But despite the vote, wolf hunting is likely to continue in Michigan next year.
Residents of Mt. Pleasant and Saginaw voted to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana Tuesday night, while four other cities in central and northern Michigan rejected similar proposals.
Governor Rick Snyder cruised to a second and final term as Michigan voters handed Republicans a string of victories in the mid-term elections.
This was supposed to be one of the closest governor’s races in decades. Many polls showed it neck-and-neck until the end. But that’s not how it shaped up once the votes were counted.
Rep. Gary Peters (D) speaking at a victory celebration in Detroit Tuesday night.
Michigan voters have sent Rep. Gary Peters to the U.S. Senate. He easily defeated Republican Terri Lynn Land for the open seat.
Gary Peters gave his victory speech in front of hundreds of Democratic supporters in Detroit. Continue reading
Michiganders are waiting to find out who will be their attorney general for the next four years. Mark Totten is the Democrat challenging incumbent state attorney general Bill Schuette. Continue reading
As election results come in – Michigan Democrats are keeping a close eye on state House races. They believe they take control of the state House in 2015. Continue reading
It’s Election Day and more than three million Michigan voters are expected to cast ballots. Candidates are making their final pitches to voters. But most of the campaigns’ are now focused on getting their voters to turn out, and what’s called “ballot security.” Continue reading
Both major candidates for governor say they are confident they will win as voters head to the polls in Tuesday’s election. Continue reading
Election officials across central and northern Michigan are reporting high voter turnout at the polls today.
Some officials said they have been seeing more voters than in the last midterm election.
They said a steady stream of people have been out casting ballots in places like Midland, Alpena and Grand Traverse Counties. Continue reading
Election officials across central and northern Michigan are reporting smooth sailing at the polls so far today.
They said a steady stream of voters have been out casting ballots in places like Midland, Chippewa and Grand Traverse Counties. Continue reading
Political parties have fired up their get-out-the-vote operations as candidates are in their final sprint of the 2014 election campaign. With the race for governor apparently too tight to call, Republican incumbent Rick Snyder and his Democratic challenger Mark Schauer have a hectic schedule that keeps them busy til the polls close at 8 pm.
Voters head to the polls Tuesday – meaning the 2014 campaign season is coming to a close. Republicans and Democrats are making one last big push to get supporters to cast ballots.
Former Rep. Mark Schauer (D) and Gov. Rick Snyder (R)
Today is the final full day of campaigning before the polls open tomorrow morning.