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  1. Michigan GOP braces for tea party showdown

    Michigan Republicans are gearing up for a showdown at their state convention Saturday that could unite the GOP for the general election or embarrass Gov. Rick Snyder by exposing deep ideological divisions.

  2. Land campaign makes issue of Peters' investment in pet coke company

    Democratic Congressman Gary Peters is catching heat in Michigan's hotly contested U.S. Senate race for investing in a foreign energy company that produces petroleum coke, a coal-like substance he has denounced.

  3. Snyder to Metro Detroiters: Document your losses from flooding

    Gov. Rick Snyder, in town Monday to tour flood damage in the city, urged residents around Metro Detroit to meticulously document their losses in preparation for the State of Michigan to officially request federal disaster assistance.

    • 11:53 AM, Aug. 16, 2014
    • Politics-State

    Lt. Gov. Calley urges Oakland County Republicans to allow tea party delegates

    Lt. Gov. Brian Calley is urging his supporters not to challenge the state convention voting rights of a slate of tea party-backed delegates elected Thursday night during a raucous Oakland County Republican Party convention.

  4. Michigan, U.S. to partner to target disability fraud

    Detroit The state of Michigan and the federal government are partnering to launch a new unit to investigate and crack down on Social Security disability fraud.

    • 12:21 AM, Aug. 15, 2014
    • Politics-State

    Amid increased security and party clashes, Oakland Co. GOP chooses delegates

    Waterford Tea party activists dominated a portion of the Oakland County Republican Party's convention Thursday night, electing delegates for a state convention who could influence the nomination of Gov. Rick Snyder's running mate.

  5. As road worries surface with flooding, group pushes Mich. legislators for funds

    Engineering experts said Wednesday poor infrastructure did not play a role in contributing to water overflows on Metro Detroit freeways, but it doesn't ease the concerns of some that the flooding will not cause major damage moving forward.

  6. Kildee says Snyder will find 'history will not treat you well' over marriage ban

    U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee recently compared Gov. Rick Snyder to segregationist George Wallace for the state's continued enforcement of a ban on same-sex marriage despite multiple federal court rulings overturning bans in Michigan and other states.

    • 6:20 PM, Aug. 13, 2014
    • Politics-State

    Legislation to continue to allow wolf hunting passes Michigan Senate

    Lansing The Michigan Senate passed petition-initiated legislation Wednesday that would circumvent two anti-wolf hunting proposals on the November ballot and allow the continued hunting of the animals in the state.

    • 4:38 PM, Aug. 13, 2014
    • Politics-State

    Kildee to Snyder: 'History will not treat you well' for enforcing same-sex marriage ban

    Lansing U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee is comparing Gov. Rick Snyder to segregationist George Wallace for the state's continued enforcement of a ban on same-sex marriage despite multiple federal court rulings overturning bans in Michigan and other states.

  7. 2 Supreme Court incumbents each raise about $500K; Calley $220K

    Lansing Two conservative justices on the Michigan Supreme Court have each raised about $500,000 for their campaigns.

    • 3:27 PM, Aug. 12, 2014
    • Politics-State

    Snyder on flooding: 'If we get more rain, we could get more problems'

    Gov. Rick Snyder interrupted an Upper Peninsula trip Tuesday to survey the flood devastation from a record rainfall in Metro Detroit, warning 'if we get more rain, we could get more problems.'

    • 10:47 PM, Aug. 12, 2014
    • Politics-State

    National register of historic vehicles pushed during Dream Cruise week

    Birmingham Diran Yazejian has been the owner of a 'sweet rose' 1957 Chrysler Imperial Crown sedan for 20 years. He's now being offered a chance to preserve the classic car he loves so much for future generations of gearheads.

    • 6:02 PM, Aug. 11, 2014
    • Politics-State

    IRS put lien on ex-Mich. housing chief's home for unpaid taxes

    Lansing The state housing authority director who abruptly resigned last week amid a political furor over his eye-popping travel expenses was slapped with a lien on his house for about $105,000 in unpaid taxes in late 2012 while serving in the position.

    • 2:48 PM, Aug. 8, 2014
    • Politics-State

    Officials: Corporate tax case could cost Michigan $1.1B

    Lansing A recent state Supreme Court ruling over the way out-of-state businesses have to calculate taxes paid to Michigan could blow a 'budget-busting' $1B hole in the ...

  8. Michigan fines prison food vendor $200,000 for 'unacceptable' errors

    Lansing The state of Michigan is fining its prison food vendor $200,000 for 'unacceptable' errors since food service was privatized late last year.

    • 3:28 PM, Aug. 8, 2014
    • Politics-State

    State housing development agency head resigns

    Lansing The executive director of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority resigned his post today amid charges by Democrats that has living large while ...

  9. Bill lets some dogs be labeled as 'dangerous'

    Lansing A Michigan lawmaker has introduced legislation aiming to prevent incidents like one in which two dogs fatally mauled a jogger.

  10. Mich. GOP candidates pledge to 'rally behind each other' through fall campaign

    Bloomfield Hills The message was unity at Oakland County Republican headquarters Thursday as some candidates in hard-fought primaries promised to work ...

  11. Schauer's running mate accused of failing to form candidate committee

    Lansing Lisa Brown has been campaigning to be Michigan's next lieutenant governor for four months without forming a candidate committee.

    • 6:59 PM, Aug. 7, 2014
    • Politics-State

    Dems criticize head of Mich. housing agency for charging $100K in expenses

    Lansing The head of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority is being criticized by the Democratic Party for charging more than $100,000 in global travel, ...

  12. Political insider: Anonymous Internet ads attack Ficano ahead of vote

    A mystery remains about vicious attack ads in the aftermath of the highly contested race for Wayne County executive.

  13. Michigan housing chief submits thousands in bills

    Lansing Records show the head of Michigan's housing authority has totaled tens of thousands of dollars in expenses since taking office in 2012.

    • 10:54 PM, Aug. 6, 2014
    • Politics-State

    Michigan watching as appeals court takes up gay marriage

    Cincinnati Members of a three-judge federal panel hearing arguments Wednesday over the legality of Michigan's same-sex marriage ban appeared divided over the ...

    • 12:52 PM, Aug. 6, 2014
    • Politics-State

    Michigan Democrats show unity after hard-fought primary

    Detroit Top Michigan Democrats on Wednesday sought to show they are unified for the fall general election against their Republican adversaries after some bruising and ...

  14. Michigan voters pass Prop 1 to end personal property tax on business

    A statewide ballot proposition to end a long-time tax on manufacturing machinery and business equipment passed Tuesday night, handing Gov. Rick Snyder another ...

  15. Court of appeals in Cincinnati hears Midwest gay marriage ban cases

    The eyes of Michigan and three other Midwest states will be on Cincinnati this week when the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments on gay ...

    • 11:06 PM, Aug. 3, 2014

    Benton Harbor school district crisis could lead to EM appointment

    Benton Harbor A review team has found a financial crisis in the Benton Harbor school district, which could lead to the appointment of an emergency manager for a community ...

    • 9:48 PM, Aug. 1, 2014
    • Politics-State

    GOP candidate for state House says financial, campaign records stolen

    Lansing She knows it wasn't the dog, but a Republican candidate for the state House in Oakland County claims someone stole her campaign finance records.

    • 4:42 PM, Aug. 1, 2014
    • Politics-State

    Mackinac Center posts form online for teachers who want to resign from union

    The Mackinac Center for Public Policy posted a form Friday on its website for Michigan Education Association members who want to resign their union membership ...

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