Tired of yacking to your neighbors about what should be done to fix Michigan roads? One Oakland County legislator wants to hear from his constituents about what they think is the best route to take to make the driving smoother. Rep. Mike McCready, R-Bloomfield Hills, has put together a seven-question survey that folks can take through … Continue Reading →
Detroit News political reporters ferret out what's really going on in Lansing and Washington D.C.
House Democrats on Friday announced nine stops across the state on their listening tour. The tour is in response to Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address and the Republican leadership’s priorities in the GOP-dominated Legislature for the new session that began in January. “Republicans have repeatedly shown that they put their corporate donors … Continue Reading →
U.S. Reps. Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Township, and John Dingell, D-Dearborn, have issued statements marking Black History Month. Rep. Dingell’s statement: “Throughout our Nation’s history, leaders from the African-American community have worked tirelessly to take steps towards advancing equality, ending prejudice, and overcoming hate. This country is stronger because of the work of African-Americans nationwide, playing … Continue Reading →
Michigan’s elections director has taken on added duties. Christopher Thomas recently took over as president of the National Association of State Election Directors. “I look forward to working with my fellow state election directors to share what we learned from the 2012 election and find ways to further improve elections in our states,” Thomas said … Continue Reading →
Right-to-work opponents have been throwing around failed gubernatorial candidate Dick DeVos’ name any chance they can get when talking about who was backing the lightning-fast passage of legislation in December. The deep-pocketed DeVos — whose family made its money by building Amway into a worldwide home cleaning and personal hygiene products — hasn’t said much … Continue Reading →
President Barack Obama has nominated Lake Orion lawyer Marietta S. Robinson for a seat on the Consumer Product Safety Commission. If approved, she would serve a seven-year term. Robinson is a personal injury lawyer and raised about $28,500 for Obama’s first run for the presidency, according to a 2011 Detroit News story on campaign bundlers. She’s contributed to … Continue Reading →
With 26 newly elected state representatives, the Michigan House is still getting organized while the state Senate is already starting to move legislation.
Both President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney needed to have a strong showing in Monday night’s third debate, the final major event before Election Day in an increasingly tight election. The debate at Lynn University, in Boca Raton, Fla., focuses on foreign policy, including Afghanistan, Israel, Iran, terrorism and the rise of China.
The candidates were asked what they will do to keep jobs in America, so they are not shifted overseas. An important issue, Romney said, since more than half a million jobs have been lost. “I will makse sure it is more attractive to keep jobs in America,” Romney said. That is key to bringing back … Continue Reading →
An audience member told President Obama they voted for him in 2008. What did the presdient do during the past four years years to earn another vote? Obama said he promised to cut taxes for middle class families and small families and he did. He said he would end the war in Iraq, go after al Qaida and Osama … Continue Reading →