Republicans Gary Howell and Mary Whiteford won seats that formerly belonged to Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat. Those two lost their seats last year after a sex-and-cover-up scandal that has since resulted in criminal charges. Continue reading
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
A bipartisan group is forming a ballot committee to put gay and transgender rights into the Michigan Constitution.
Michigan is accepting proposals to replace outdated election equipment.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
Unlike Michigan, most states no longer set conditions for voting absentee. Continue reading
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
A population that can be challenging to reach. Continue reading
As the year comes to a close people often reflect back on memorable moments from the past year. Continue reading
Candidates have just a few more days to convince people to show up to the polls next week and vote for them. That means campaigns are beginning their final push. Continue reading
Millions of dollars have been spent so far on advertising in Michigan’s Governor and U.S. Senate races, and according to some political observers, there’s no end in sight.
A state elections panel has approved a second referendum on wolf hunting in Michigan for the November ballot.
Governor Rick Snyder has filed 26 thousand petition signatures to put his name on the Republican primary ballot in August, and – if all goes as planned – make him a candidate for reelection in November.
In his speech, Schuette touted his record in office, including efforts to combat human trafficking and protect pensions.
“A record that’s strong and clear,” Schuette said. “It’s a record of being a voice for victims. A voice for the constitution and a voice for Michigan.”
Schuette listed his efforts to fight human trafficking and protect pensions among his accomplishments during his first term.
“It’s a long election and I’m going to win,” he said. “I’m going to take my case to the citizens across the state of Michigan.”
Schuette did not directly mention his fight against same sex marriage or to curb access to medical marijuana in his speech to his supporters.
He told reporters afterward he would not shy away from the marriage issue.
A federal judge struck down Michigan’s gay marriage ban last week.
A federal appeals court put the decision on hold Saturday, after about 300 gay couples married.
Schuette expects the U.S. Supreme Court will have to decide the case.
Story produced by Steve Carmody of Michigan Radio.
A majority of voters in the neighboring cities of Douglas and Saugatuck have rejected a proposal to merge.
Ballot proposals in Lansing, Jackson and Ferndale each passed with more than 60 percent of the vote.
Royal Oak is the 30th Michigan community to adopt an LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance. Continue reading