Gordon Evans

News Reporter/Producer

WMUK's Morning Edition anchor, Gordon Evans is also an accomplished reporter and interviewer. A 1990 graduate of Michigan State, he came to WMUK from WAAM in Ann Arbor.

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11:26 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Michigan Secretary of State proposes new disclosure rules for campaign spending

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But state Senate moves quickly to limit requirements
Secretary of State Ruth Johnson said her proposal -- to be implemented through a change in state administrative rules, rather than through an amendment to the Michigan Campaign Finance Act -- targets political ads that try to persuade voters about the worthiness or unworthiness of a candidate or proposal without actually using the words 'vote for' or 'elect.'
7:23 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Michigan among states with most projected political advertising next year

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Governor's race, open Senate seat and competitive House campaigns expected to attract large amounts of campaign spending
Political campaigns will spend billions of dollars on television ads in 2014 - but not in Ohio, Colorado and other states that got flooded during last year's presidential election. Arkansas and Michigan will draw the heaviest barrage of political advertising in the 2014 midterm elections, fueled by lots of competitive House races and statewide elections with vulnerable incumbents, according to an analysis by a broadcasters trade association.
7:17 am
Thu November 14, 2013

State Senate committee looks into alleged "right to work" violations

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MEA officials were not at hearing, committee chairman said they would be invited to testify at future hearings
LANSING -- Teachers alleging the Michigan Education Association violated the state's right-to-work law by refusing to allow them to leave the union told their story to a new Senate panel Wednesday. The Senate Compliance and Accountability Committee, created last week, heard testimony from several of the plaintiffs in a suit filed by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy against the state's largest teachers' union.
7:02 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Watervliet and Watervliet Township consider merger

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City has population of about 1,900. The Township has around 3,100
WATERVLIET - Watervliet and Watervliet Township merging into one government is an idea whose time may be near. The city has landed a $565,000 state grant to study and implement the concept, which would have to be approved by voters in the city and township.
9:25 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Senate bill would allow pharmaceutical grade marijuana distribution

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Advocates for homegrown marijuana oppose the bill saying no problems have been linked to pot grown at home
LANSING, MI -- Michigan patients could purchase medical marijuana at a pharmacy under an advancing proposal that would require federal approval before implementation. Michigan's Republican-led Senate on Wednesday approved a measure seeking to create a "pharmaceutical-grade cannabis" registry that would run alongside -- but not replace -- the patient-caregiver medical marijuana model approved by voters in 2008.

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