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  1. National Democratic group boosts redistricting campaign with $250,000Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 13 | Michigan Radio

    A group promoting a ballot initiative to redraw Michigan's voting districts got an unexpected boost with a $250,000 contribute from a national group. The funds came from the National Redistricting Action Fund, an affiliate of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, which is headed by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.

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  2. Lawmakers have few session days between Labor Day and Election DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 3 | Michigan Radio

    There's only nine session days scheduled between now and Election Day. Lawmakers will try to spend as much time as possible campaigning in their districts.

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  3. Political roundup: Why Republicans may push to adopt ballot proposals before November electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 31 | Michigan Radio

    "The argument they're making is -let's adopt it, potentially, right now and then we can amend it with a simple majority vote," Ken Sikkema said. Stateside's conversation with Ken Sikkema, Senior Policy Fellow at Public Sector Consultants and former Republican legislative leader, and Vicki Barnett, former mayor of Farmington Hills and Democratic legislator The Michigan Legislature will return from summer break next week, and Republicans are discussing the potential of adopting two proposals headed to the ballot this November.

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  4. Some environmentalists think the PFAS action level should be much lowerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 22 | Michigan Radio

    The chemicals are commonly used to manufacture plastics, paper and leather and have been linked to testicular, ovarian and kidney cancer. Lisa Wozniak, the Executive Director of the MLCV, says the current advisory level of 70 parts per trillion isn't safe for children.

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  5. Political roundup: Do voters really care about a candidate's running mate?Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    Vicki Barnett is a former mayor of Farmington Hills and a former Democratic legislator. Ken Sikkema is senior policy fellow with Public Sector Consultants and the former Republican majority leader in the state Senate.

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  6. Lisa Posthumus Lyons to be on November ballot as Schuette's Lieutenant GovernorRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    Attorney General Bill Schuette has chosen Lisa Posthumus Lyons as his running mate for the November election. Schuette is the Republican nominee for governor - he won about 50 percent of his party's vote in the primary.

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  7. Political roundup: high voter turnout suggests "blue wave" come NovemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    It's Friday and that means it's time to take a look at the week in politics with our favorite commentators. Ken Sikkema is Senior Policy Fellow with Public Sector Consultants and the former Republican majority leader in the state Senate.

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  8. Political roundup: Door knocking, mailers (and maybe yard signs) still key to winning electionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    But, how does a candidate actually win? What strategy will get them from primary winner to governor or attorney general or county drain commissioner? Stateside talked to our Friday political commentators to try to get an answer to that question. Vicki Barnett is a former Mayor of Farmington Hills and a former Democratic legislator.

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  9. Political roundup: Michigan's gerrymandering problem, an under-the-radar Senate primaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    Stateside's conversation with Vicki Barnett, former Mayor of Farmington Hills and Democratic legislator, and Ken Sikkema, Senior Policy Fellow with Public Sector Consultants and the former Republican majority leader in the state Senate Emails have emerged in a federal lawsuit which suggest Michigan Republicans gerrymandered congressional districts despite years of claims the lines were drawn without political bias. One email from a GOP staffer, according to the article , bragged about cramming "Dem garbage" into four southeast Michigan Congressional districts.

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  10. As World War II generation wanes, Holocaust education grows in importanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    A recent New York Times story published on Holocaust Remembrance Day bore a striking headline: "Holocaust Is Fading From Memory, Survey Finds." That survey found many people don't have an even a basic understanding of how six million Jews were murdered in the Holocaust.

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  11. Political roundup: even with $10 million cut, corporate subsidies here to stayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    Stateside's conversation with Vicki Barnett, former Mayor of Farmington Hills and Democratic legislator, and Ken Sikkema, Senior Policy Fellow with Public Sector Consultants and the former Republican majority leader in the state Senate. Recent blogs from the free-market think tank the Mackinac Center for Public Policy applauded Governor Snyder's $10 million cut to what it calls "the state's corporate and industrial handout complex."

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  12. Political roundup: Independent voters likely to sway November electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    The Pew Research Center recently released a report on midterm voting that found more voters are engaged earlier this election year. "Compared with recent midterms, more voters say their view of the president - positive or negative - will influence their vote for Congress," the report said.

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  13. Snyder budget includes family planning provision he says he won't enforceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    Gov. Rick Snyder signed the state's general fund spending plan for fiscal year 2019 Thursday, and it includes a provision he says his administration won't enforce. That measure would cut funding to Planned Parenthood.

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  14. Political roundup: the good, the bad, and the ugly in the new state budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    Stateside's conversation with Vicki Barnett, former Mayor of Farmington Hills and Democratic legislator, and Ken Sikkema, Senior Policy Fellow with Public Sector Consultants and the former Republican majority leader in the state Senate It would be impossible to go over everything in the budget, so Stateside sat down with two commentators to discuss some notable parts. Vicki Barnett is a former Mayor of Farmington Hills and Democratic legislator, and Ken Sikkema is a Senior Policy Fellow with Public Sector Consultants and the former Republican majority leader in the state Senate.

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  15. Judges say Michigan gerrymandering lawsuit can proceed with challenges to individual districtsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    A panel of three judges ruled on Wednesday a gerrymandering lawsuit raised by members of Michigan's League of Women Voters and several other Democrats will proceed. The suit was filed in December against the Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, who is the chief election officer of the state.

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  16. Week in Review: GOP candidates hold first debate, and study gives term limits a "thumbs down"Read the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    The four Republicans running for governor held their first debate this week. It was the first time Attorney General Bill Schuette, Lt.

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  17. Political roundup: Do voters get anything out of early debates?Read the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    This week on the political roundup , Ken Sikkema , senior policy fellow with Public Sector Consultants and former Republican majority leader in the state Senate, and Vicki Barnett , former mayor of Farmington Hills and former Democratic legislator, joined Stateside to discuss their takeaways from the first Republican gubernatorial debate and a forum that brought Republican and Democratic candidates together in East Lansing. Sikkema and Barnett weighed in on the utility of early debates and the sparring between Republican candidates Bill Schuette and Brian Calley.

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  18. Political roundup: How far can Schuette go with President Trump's endorsement?Read the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    This week on the political roundup, Ken Sikkema , senior policy fellow with Public Sector Consultants and former Republican majority leader in the state senate, and Vicki Barnett , former mayor of Farmington Hills and former Democratic legislator, joined Stateside to discuss recent developments in the primary races for governor. They talk about eligibility challenges exchanged between Democratic candidates Shri Thanedar and Abdul El-Sayed , and about the potential complications of Trump's support for Republican candidate Bill Schuette , which they say plays well in the primary but might prove costly in the general election.

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  19. Anti-marijuana group considering all options, including lawsuits, to keep pot illegal in MichiganRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    The Michigan elections board has agreed there are enough petition signatures to put a proposal to legalize recreational use of marijuana on the ballot in November. The state legislature can approve that initiative now.

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  20. Political Roundup: Put Colbeck's anti-Muslim remarks "in the category of stupid"Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    Stateside's conversation with Ken Sikkema, senior policy fellow with Public Sector Consultants and former Republican majority leader in the state senate, and Vicki Barnett, former mayor of Farmington Hills and former Democratic legislator. Patrick Colbeck is a Republican running for governor.

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