The Republican presidential hopeful toured a business incubator in Sterling Heights and spoke with a handful of supporters. He took some jabs at Donald Trump’s policy positions while speaking with reporters. Continue reading
The Michigan Secretary of State has released the initial list of Republican and Democratic candidates who will appear on the March 8th presidential primary ballot.
A few years ago Traverse City damaged wetlands in the process of building a new road.
In order to reconcile this, the State of Michigan has ordered the city to dedicate a certain amount of land to wetland conservation, in perpetuity.
Former state Rep. Todd Courser is running again for the state House seat he resigned last week. Courser filed shortly after 3 p.m. on Friday to run in a special election for the seat.
Courser admitted to trying to cover up an affair with former state Rep. Cindy Gamrat (R-Plainwell), who was expelled for her part in the scandal. Gamrat filed to run for her former seat on Thursday.
Michigan Attorney Bill Schuette is endorsing Jeb Bush for president in 2016.
Their signs and Mexican flags were a response to statements he has made regarding illegal immigration.
Michigan is accepting proposals to replace outdated election equipment.
The Secretary of State is looking to replace the more than ten-year old election equipment found at local precincts around the state. Continue reading
A state elections board says three more petition drives have met the technical requirements that allow them to begin collecting signatures. All of them want the force the Legislature to change laws, or put questions on the 2016 ballot.
One of the petition drives seeks to require employers to offer paid sick and family leave. Continue reading
Donations to Michigan Political Action Committees are up considerably this election cycle compared to last.
Democrats have called for an independent commission to take the Legislature out of drawing district lines.
“I do think this is an issue that if it’s going to be on the ballot, it’s going to have to be driven by independent, good-government people who just understand across the political spectrum that the system doesn’t work well.”
Dillon was on the Michigan Public Television show “Off the Record.”
Dillon says he’d also like to see a question on the ballot next year to add LGBT protections to Michigan’s civil rights law.
Dillon is also a state representative from Grand Rapids, but has tendered his resignation.
Democrats in the Legislature are calling for changes to how legislative districts are drawn.
The effort is built off a recent US Supreme Court decision. The decision says voters can take the power to draw district lines away from the Legislature and hand it to an independent commission. Continue reading
The proposal would require businesses to offer paid leave if a worker or someone in their immediate family is sick. The initiative from the Time to Care Coalition would allow workers to earn one hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours worked. Continue reading
Republicans in the state Senate have put a damper on a legislative effort to allow no-reason absentee voting in Michigan.
Michigan Democratic Party Chair Lon Johnson says he might run for Congress in northern Michigan.
Unlike Michigan, most states no longer set conditions for voting absentee. Continue reading
Governor Rick Snyder has signed a bill to create a unique exception in state election laws for Flint’s mayoral race.
State lawmakers are a step closer to giving Flint mayoral candidates another shot at getting on the primary ballot. Continue reading
Candidates for mayor of Flint would get a one-time break from a state filing deadline under a bill before the Michigan Legislature. Continue reading
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
The loss sends the governor and the Legislature back to the bargaining table because almost everyone still agrees the roads are bad.
“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.”
A number of Republican presidential hopefuls are descending on Michigan. Three confirmed and likely candidates made stops across the state on Monday.
A number of polls suggest the proposal may be in trouble.