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 →
Former U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra has snagged the endorsement of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce in the Michigan Senate race. Hoekstra is trying to unseat U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Lansing, who is seeking her third term in Congress’ upper chamber. Rich Studley, president and chief executive officer of the Chamber, noted in the group’s … Continue Reading →
Who is Mike Rogers? Correct! The category was Smart Words and the Brighton Republican was the $1,000 answer. Contestant Blythe got it right. Watch the quick snippet here.
The campaigns are heating up with the August primary just around the corner. On Monday, Kerry Bentivolio launched his first ad in his campaign for the GOP nomination in the 11th Congressional District. Bentivolio will be the only Republican on the ballot in August after U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter’s campaign flubbed collecting enough signatures to get him on … Continue Reading →
The Michigan Romney campaign will open an office in Livonia today. The Victory Office will work in conjunction with the Michigan Republican Party and the Republican National Committee to promote GOP candidates and Mitt Romney in the run-up to the August primary and the November general elections. The Livonia office will be at 29635 Plymouth Rd, … Continue Reading →