Category Archives: Elections

Poll: Majority of Michigan residents support recreational marijuana

pot53% of Michigan residents surveyed said they would vote yes if the legalization of recreational marijuana was on the November 2016 ballot.

That’s according to a poll conducted by the Michigan chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.
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Michigan saw over 10 million dollars of campaign ads leading up to primary

This year in Michigan the Presidential Primary process was highly competitive on either side of the aisle. More money was spent on TV ads than any previous year.

For some, the spending paid off, for others it was a wasted effort.

Dominic Trimboli spoke with Craig Mauger, a political analyst from the Michigan Campaign Finance Network. Here’s a shortened version of their conversation.
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Central Michigan University hosts debate on Emergency Financial Manager Law

file0001605429169Central Michigan University hosted supporters and detractors of Michigan’s Emergency Financial Manager Law to talk about whether the controversial law has a place in the state.

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The plan behind John Kasich’s White House hopes

IMG_7691Presidential Candidate John Kasich visited Traverse City on Saturday ahead of Tuesday’s presidential primaries. During a press conference following the rally, Kasich spoke about his path to the Republican nomination.

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Congressional delegation makes stop in Flint

Setting up for the event at Grace Emmanuel Church in Flint

Setting up for the event at Grace Emmanuel Church in Flint

Today, A delegation of members of Congress went to Flint to listen to the grievances of local residents.

More than 100 people showed up to tell their stories, and attempt to be heard at the national level.

The overarching theme for the event, as Nancy Pelosi addressed a church full of Flint residents, was looking forward.
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CMU’s Speak Up Speak Out will address upcoming Michigan primary

If you have not yet decided who you will be voting for in the Michigan primaries, Central Michigan University is hosting an event that might be right up your alley.suso-logo-wh

This month’s Speak Up Speak Out series on Monday will focus on the primary candidates. In fact it’s titled, “Picking Your Candidate: Political Primaries 2016.” Continue reading

Sanders closing gap in Michigan; trails Clinton by 10 points

voteA new poll has former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton up 10 points in Michigan on her opponent for the Democratic presidential nomination, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

Clinton is leading Sanders 50 to 40 percent, with 10 percent of voters undecided. That’s a big improvement for Sanders, who was trailing Clinton by 30 points in Michigan earlier this month. Continue reading

Deadline to register to vote in Michigan’s presidential primary is Monday


The deadline to register to vote in Michigan’s presidential primary is coming up on Monday, February 8.

In order to register and vote in the primary, you must be a U.S. citizen and turn 18 by the time of this year’s general election. That is November 8.

Those wishing to register can visit their county, city or township clerk’s office, the secretary of state, or register by mail by using this form.

Michigan’s presidential primary will be held March 8.

Governor approves end to straight-ticket voting

Snyder_courtesy_4Governor Rick Snyder has signed a law that eliminates the option of voting a straight-party ballot on Election Day.

Michigan was one of 10 states that allows straight-ticket voting with one mark on the ballot. Democrats opposed the bill. They say getting rid of the straight-ticket option will discourage some people from voting, and will lead to longer lines on Election Day.
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The Muslim Student Association reacts to Donald Trump’s comments and the overall climate for Muslims in America

 

file000779805174For many Muslims in the United States, these are rather uncertain times… especially given the heated rhetoric coming out of the presidential race.

Ben Thorp recently sat down with three members of Central Michigan University’s Muslim Student Association to get their reaction to some of the comments made by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump… and in particular, his comments on ‘banning Muslims’ from entering the United States.

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Fate of straight-ticket ban, no-reason absentee voting uncertain in state Senate

Capital_Building_LansingA bill to allow no-reason absentee voting in Michigan could have a tough time in the state Senate.

The state House approved House Bill 4724 late Wednesday night. It also tied the bill to one eliminating the straight-ticket voting option on Michigan ballots. That means one bill can’t become law without the other.
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Kasich visits Michigan as super PAC releases first anti-Trump ad

KasichOhio Gov. John Kasich brought his presidential campaign to southeast Michigan on Monday.

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

Traverse City residents to vote on wetland conservation

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.
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