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Jan. 17 2019
Another $85 million for a “learning center” and underground parking ramp was too much. And once the geothermal holes started being drilled into the Capitol’s west lawn, the thought was...
slotkin
Jan. 15 2019
We know the frequent knock on former 8th District Congressman Mike Bishop. He never seemed to be around Lansing. Fair or not, it felt like is his public visits were few and far between
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Jan. 10 2019
Nancy Pelosi is back as U.S. House speaker and it’s not because new U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Holly, voted for her
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Dec. 27 2018
Once his second in charge, Brian Calley, lost the Republican gubernatorial nomination, Snyder lost interest in politics. Sure, he showed up at a fundraiser here and there, but screaming from his bully...
CB
Dec. 20 2018
The Michigan Legislature is entering new territory with its fourth week of lame duck. Research conducted by MIRS, Gongwer and The Ballenger Report can find no lame duck — that period of legislative...
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Dec. 6 2018
The districts courts in East Lansing, Lansing and Mason could consolidate into a single Ingham County-based 55th District Court under legislation that’s swiftly moving through the Legislature in...
PhilDeschaine
Nov. 29 2018
“They ignore the voiced concerns of township citizens about the need to have a well-qualified candidate with financial management skills selected and to not break the trust the citizens have in their...
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Nov. 15 2018
Michigan’s incoming governor, secretary of state and attorney general are women. A record 51 women are coming to the state Legislature, topping the previous record of 37 by 46 percent. Michigan’s...
brixie
Nov. 1 2018
“After Trump got elected in 2016, the engagement of the residents in Meridian Township, East Lansing and local Democratic activists, in general, was so high,” Brixie, the Meridian Township...
news
Oct. 25 2018
Attempts to generate debates on WKAR’s “Off The Record,” with Tim Skubick, and WDIV’s “Flashpoint,” with Devin Scillian, each fell apart after Leonard declined to appear...
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Oct. 18 2018
The Macomb County and rural Michigan working class saw in Trump a bit of their own personality mixed with what they always dreamed for themselves. A blunt, common sense, tell-it-like-itis billionaire with...
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Oct. 11 2018
Democrats like the 8th Congressional District nominee don’t want anything to do with such a flashfire topic as “who was telling the truth? Kavanaugh or Christine Blasey Ford.” They want...
Witwer
Oct. 4 2018
The former president of the United States, a person who represents the seemingly vanishing art of civility in politics, endorsed Witwer’s campaign for the Eaton County-based 71st House District as...
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Sept. 27 2018
Kelly Rossman- McKinney, known around town as the long-time public relations guru, is up on Republican Rep. Tom Barrett in the race to replace term-limited Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, 50 to 41 percent,...
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Sept. 20 2018
Swix was a two-term Ingham County commissioner who beat Stabenow’s then husband, Dennis, in 1972 by 200 votes. As far as Swix was concerned, creating a women’s commission would open the door...
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Sept. 13 2018
Voters age 18-29 made up 6.77 percent of the universe of voting Michiganders on Aug. 7, a higher percentage than Michigan has seen since at least 1998. But it’s the raw numbers of voters that struck...
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Sept. 6 2018
At the time, the Livingston County Republican was eyeing the 8th congressional seat, home of Michigan State University. The swing seat was being vacated by Democrat Debbie Stabenow to run for the Senate,...
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Aug. 30 2018
At the same time, the former national security official is going up with at least 50 spots worth $9,691 on the Detroit CBS affiliate, with similar buys on the NBC and ABC affiliates, part of what the Slotkin...
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Aug. 23 2018
Nine candidates filed the paperwork and paid the $2,500 filing fee to run for two open Michigan State University trustee positions at this weekend’s Democratic convention at the Breslin Center, but...
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Aug. 16 2018
“The personal is political. A lot of women didn’t think we’d have to fight these fights again,” Greig said. “They’ve woken up. They said, ‘It’s up to me...