Monday Dec 16
The latest threat to free and fair elections
Over the last two months, the Michigan Legislature passed a bill that threatens to open elections in Michigan to more outside spending and influence.
Michigan Senate OKs campaign donation increases
The state Senate gave final approval Thursday to a bill doubling the amount donors may give to candidates and upholding Michigan's policy of protecting the anonymity of individual contributors helping sponsor issue ad campaigns.
Dutch consulate in Chicago to stay open, West Michigan lawmakers say
State lawmakers from one of the country's most-concentrated areas of Dutchmen are hailing the economic and cultural benefits of keeping a Dutch consulate in Chicago from closing.
Thanksgiving 2013 snowfall reports
Thanksgiving Snowfall This product is an objective analysis of NWS Cooperative Observer Program and Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network snowfall reports.
MI-Gov: Raising The Minimum Wage Not A Burning Issue For Rick Snyder
So earlier this week I wrote about gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer making raising the minimum wage a big campaign issue in next year's election.
Teachers To Lawmakers: 'MEA Wouldn't Tell Us How To Leave Union'
Union officials purposely withheld information teachers needed to opt out of the Michigan Education Association, according to testimony given before a Senate committee Wednesday.
Some Michigan teachers protest union's actions
'I just felt I needed to say something because I felt there was something unfair going on,' said Novi special education teacher Susan Bank regarding her unsuccessful effort to stop paying dues under the state's new right-to-work law to the Michigan Education Association.